UA Cossatot Hosts Colts 2020 Benefit Golf Tournament at De Queen Country Club
September 02, 2020
On Saturday, August 29, 2020, UA Cossatot hosted a benefit golf tournament to support the Colts and Lady Colts basketball student-athletes. The event included golf, food, a cornhole tournament, and prizes awarded at the end of the event. The golf tournament raised over $6,000 that will be used for athletic scholarships.
(From left to right) First row: Ashley Starks, Ra'naiya Kennedy, A'nayzia Jefferson, Mikayla Scott, Kyaira Jackson, Maya Hallman, Ashley Aguilar, and Kailynne Chaney. Second row: Dee Williams, Coach Robert Byrd, Sage Austin, Layton Jackson, Dillon Cheater, Cameron Maxwell, and Jon Bunyard.
Flight winners in the golf tournament who received First Place Championship Flight included Jeff Brown, Kris Downing, and Seth Tollett, who shot 12 under par-59. First Place First Flight winners included Greg Revels, Jeff Woods, and Tony Stowers, who scored 67. The First Place Second Flight award resulted in a tie between teams of (team 1) Stephen Sprick, Dustin Bissell, and Cory McMellon and (team 2) Steve Sullivan, Scott Sullivan, and Billy Pritchett. Both teams had a score of 72.
Dustin Bissell, Jeff Brown, Cory Mc Mellon, Stephen Sprick, Jon Bunyard, and Seth
Prize winners in the golf tournament were Jarod Hickson, Tye Barnett, and Alan Gentry. Jarod Hickson won Closest to the Hole on the # 1 at 2 feet 6 inches for a free year’s membership at the De Queen Country Club. Tye Barnett won Longest Drive on hole # 9 for a $100 Academy Sports gift card. Alan Gentry won Longest Drive on hole # 2 for a $250 cash prize.
Winners of the Cornhole Tournament were Chris Richards and Stephen Miller, who each received plaques and a $50 Academy Sports gift card.
Chris Richards and Stephen Miller
UA Cossatot Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director, Robert Byrd said, "On behalf of the UA Cossatot Men's and Women's basketball team we would like to thank all of the sponsors, participants, volunteers and Jon Bunyard for organizing a remarkable golf tournament. The event was a great success and displayed the hospitality of our community. Our students and athletic program look forward to the continued partnerships".
UA Cossatot Digital Media Coordinator, Jon Bunyard, who organized the fundraiser, said, “Thank you to all of the sponsors, golf teams, cooks, and work volunteers who made this event a success.”
UA Cossatot is currently organizing another Colts Benefit Golf Tournament for the spring of 2021.