The Greater Topsail Chamber of Commerce will present $1,000 scholarships to one senior at Topsail High School and one at Dixon High thanks to a recent fundraiser.


HAMPSTEAD —The Greater Topsail Chamber of Commerce will present $1,000 scholarships to one senior at Topsail High School and one at Dixon High thanks to a recent fundraiser.



The Oct. 24 2014 Chamber Golf Championship raised enough money to establish the fund. 



“We appreciate the support we received for the golf outing,” said Michael Afify, the chamber’s chairman of the board of directors. Afify also chaired the golf outing planning committee. “This event would not have been possible without the support of Marine Chevrolet and Access Realty, our major sponsors.”



In addition to 56 golfers who played a round at Olde Point Golf and Country Club, scholarship money was collected through hole sponsorships from Mr. Bill’s Landscaping, Chadwick Bay Investments, Norandex, SFI Group, Inc., Access Realty, Kinetico Advanced Water System, A’N’A Builders, Inc., South State Bank, Poulsen Financial Group, Noble Roman’s Pizza, Coastal Bank & Trust, Topsail Island Realtors Association, and ServPro. Marine Chevrolet sponsored the hole-in-one contest, in which one player came within a few feet of winning. Access Realty donated a beachfront Valentine’s Weekend Getaway valued at $1,000.



“The golf outing will become an annual event,” said Tammy Proctor, the chamber’s executive director. “It promotes our businesses, and through scholarships, we are paying it forward to future business leaders.”



Following 18 holes of golf, the contestants and volunteers gathered at Christopher’s Restaurant at Olde Point for a pot of Chris’ famous chili and cornbread. At that time, the winners of the match were presented plaques made by Roman’s Trophies & Engraving. The First Place Team was Kinetico Advanced Water Systems, led by Scott Slocum, Jesse Smelik, Gene Smelik and Kevin Ange. The second and third place teams were A’N’A Builders, Inc. and Pleasant Air Inc. Tod LaForest won the putting contest. Michael Afify won the closest to the pin contest. Larry Bartholemew and Tracy Sloper captured the men’s and women’s longest drive contests. James Jarman took home the Valentine’s Getaway raffle prize.



For information about the Greater Topsail Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and its programs, visit topsailchamber.org or call 910-329-4446.