By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer
Residents of Choctaw and Webster County are still feeling the tragic loss of Steven Moss and Phyllis Graham due to a bus accident over three years ago.
In honor of the two teachers, a scholarship was set up in their memory that is awarded to no less than two students each year, pending available funds. Since its inception, the scholarship has been awarded to 11 graduates.
The six 2013 scholarship recipients used their monies to further their education at East Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, and Mississippi State University, respectively. One of the biggest fundraisers for the scholarship is the annual Phyllis Graham-Steven Moss Scholarship Benefit Tournament.
The tournament, which is in its fourth year, will be held this year at the prestigious Louisville Country Club in Louisville on Saturday, April 5. The organization donated the use of their 18-hole course for this year’s benefit scramble.
The event will be a 27-hole three-man scramble, with each team paying $150 ($50 each player). Each team will play 9 holes during the morning session that will determine how the teams are flighted for the following 18 holes in the afternoon session. There will be no mulligans on the first nine holes but in the afternoon session, each player will receive one mulligan per nine holes. Mulligans will not carry over if they are not used.
Tournament officials are requesting donations from local businesses and facilities in the area to serve as prizes for winners. Free rounds of golf would also be greatly appreciated as a donation for a prize.
If you would like to enter the scramble, or you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause, you may contact Gary Beals (662-285-7083) or Drew Thomas (662-831-0909).