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Point University prepared to host sold out fund raiser on Friday morning

WEST POINT — Point University is set to host its sixth annual Golf Classic this Friday morning.

The funds provided by the event’s sponsors are going to students throughout Troup and Chambers County.

“We really wanted to look at a way we could ask our community to give back to scholarships that benefit our local students,” said Stacy Bartlett, Point Vice President of Advancement. “Our hope is that this a way of bringing together the community to support Point University’s educational opportunities for local students. We very much believe in Christian higher education and how much that can impact not only a student’s life but the area in which they live.”

Sponsorship spots were completely filled by Tuesday morning, according to Bartlett. The sponsors will get an entire day at the Point University Golf Club with breakfast, lunch, golf balls and gloves.

The event is an attempt for members of the Greater Valley Area getting to know the Skyhawks on a more personal level. The school made the move from East Point to West Point only six years ago. In 2015, the school was awarded rights to the golf club.

“Before we even moved, we made sure that we started fostering a connection with the community,” Bartlett said. “We wanted our students, our staff, our faculty to be fully involved in everything that was going on here because we love this community, and we love being able to give back to them because we’ve received such love, help and participation from this community in Troup and Chambers County.”

Members of the school’s men’s golf team will be assisting visitors with parking and carrying the bags for event participants. Coaches from other sports at the school will also assist in enhancing the experience by playing on some of the participating teams.

“We might have a company that may only have three golfers, so they’ll need one more to make a foursome,” Bartlett said, “We’ll have a coach standing in on those teams.”

If any individual still wishes to support Point, they can donate in general to the university.

Scholarship funds are crucial, especially at a school like Point because there are 469 student-athletes that attend the school, all receiving some form of financial aid. Student-athletes make up 71 percent of the university’s traditional population.