Concord Scholarship Golf Tournament Honoring Homer K. Ball Set for June 8th

ATHENS– The 29th Annual Homer K. Ball Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 at Pipestem State Park. Proceeds from the tournament are used to fund scholarships for Concord University students. In the last ten years, the tournament has raised $145,114 and has awarded 380 scholarships.

Ball, a Lerona, W.Va. native, graduated from Concord in 1948. He served as sheriff of Mercer County, West Virginia state senator and director of the physical plant at Concord.

Ball was also an avid golfer. In 1991, the annual golf tournament benefitting Concord was named in his honor. After his passing in 2008, the tournament was renamed the Homer K. Ball Memorial Golf Tournament.

Tee time for the captain’s choice tournament is 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start on Pipestem’s 18-hole course. Lunch will follow in the picnic shelter below the golf course parking lot. The cost is $125 per person, which includes green fees, cart and tournament souvenirs. Proceeds go to the Homer K. Ball Scholarship Fund held by the Concord University Foundation, Inc.

Drawings include a chance to win golf packages, equipment and other prizes. There will be a special prize for the first hole-in-one on the 8th hole. Awards will go to the first and second place winners of the men’s and women’s teams. Longest drive and closest-to-the-pin awards will also be given.

Registration deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018. Checks for registration fees may be made payable to Concord University Foundation, Inc. and mailed to Attn: Tess Vaught, P.O. Box 1405, Athens, WV 24712-1405. Registrations may also be made by calling the Foundation office at 1-304-384-6266, by emailing or online at:

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