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Spots Still Available at Sept. 17 Northwest 2+2 Golf Tournament

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The annual BancorpSouth 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament, which benefits students at Northwest Mississippi Community College and The University of Mississippi at the DeSoto Center will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch. Last year, three generations (l-r) Milton, Harold and Andy Nichols and their friend Melton Worsham played in the tournament. (Photo by Julie Bauer)

Spots are still available for the annual BancorpSouth 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament, which benefits students at Northwest Mississippi Community College and The University of Mississippi at the DeSoto Center. The tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch.

The money raised from the tournament will go to the 2+2 Scholarship Initiative for scholarships to both colleges. Since its beginning, the tournament has generated over $200,000 toward scholarships.

The entry fee is $100 per person or $400 per team and includes greens and cart fees, goodie bags, beverages, lunch and dinner. Participants may choose to start at either 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. There will be first, second and third place prizes, a $5,000 putting contest, closest to pin and longest drive contests, a silent auction and complimentary range balls prior to tee off.

In addition to teams, the tournament is also looking for sponsors. Platinum Sponsors, which are $7,500, will receive four complimentary teams with recognition as a Beverage Cart Sponsor. Gold Sponsors, which are $5,000, will receive three complimentary teams with recognition as a Practice Range Sponsor. Silver Sponsors, which are $2,500, will receive two complimentary teams with recognition as Sponsor of the Longest Drive or Closest to Pin contest. Bronze Sponsors, which are $1,000, will receive one complimentary team with recognition as a Hole Sponsor and Putting Contest Sponsors, which are $1,000, will receive a banner recognizing the sponsor at the $5,000 Putting Contest. These sponsors will all be recognized with their name on the sponsors’ appreciation board and on the entry form. A Team Sponsor is $400 for a four -person team. A Hole Sign Sponsor is $200.

For more information, contact Mike and Debra Herrington, tournament founders and directors at 662-893-2878 or Dolores Wooten, director of Alumni Affairs and Development Operations at 662-560-1103.

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