Federal Way, Wash. – The Evans Cup of Oregon, held on Monday, September 28 at Riverside Golf and Country Club, raised over $75,000 to benefit the Evans Scholarship Program.
Each year, the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), Oregon Golf Association (OGA), and Western Golf Association (WGA) Directors of Oregon conduct this first-class event consisting of a day filled with golf, gourmet food, and upscale live auction items.
Yesterday’s Evans Cup of Oregon raised over $75,000 through sponsorships and live auction items. The funds generated from this event helps support the Evans Scholars that attend the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.
Presently, the PNGA, OGA, and WGA Oregon Directors support 32 Evans Scholars at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, with each four year, full tuition, and housing grant valued at over $40,000 each.
The Evans Scholars Foundation, sponsored by the Western Golf Association, administers the nation’s largest privately funded college scholarship program, providing full tuition and housing grants to deserving caddies. Since the first two Scholars enrolled at Northwestern University in 1930, over 9,000 young men and women have graduated from the program. This year, 850 Evans Scholars are enrolled at 18 universities across the country. In order for high school students to qualify they must be nominated by their golf club and meet the following four requirements: rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class, have a superior caddie record for two or more years, show financial need, and have outstanding personal character.
For more on the Evans Scholarship Program – visit www.evansscholarshipfoundation.com.