Longest Day of Golf:
In 2010 the Bent Tree Foundation began the tradition of hosting an annual golf tournament called “The Longest Day of Golf.” The tournament consists of ladies’ and men’s teams who strive to play as many holes as possible while the sun is up. The purpose of this tournament is to raise funds for the Foundation’s Scholarship/Grant Program. Donations are made on a per-hole pledge basis or by a designated donation to the Scholarship/Grant Program regardless of the number of holes played.
The next “Longest Day of Golf” will take place on June 25, 2012. Details to follow.
Run for the Roses:
In May 2011 the Bent Tree Foundation hosted its first “Run for the Roses” event. This will be an annual event to raise funds for the Foundation’s Scholarship/Grant Program. This program enriches the educational opportunities for students in Pickens County by awarding scholarships to selected seniors and awarding grants to teachers within our county for special equipment and/or supplies. Come join us – not only will it warm your heart to donate to such a worthy endeavor, but you will enjoy the Derby Day festivities.
Pancakes for Paws:
On October 22, 2011, the Bent Tree Foundation held its first “Pancakes for Paws” fundraiser. The purpose of this gathering was to raise funds for the construction of a stray animal facility in Bent Tree. This event was held at the FATZ Restaurant in Jasper and was a huge success. The volunteers from Bent Tree served 176 people a delicious FATZ breakfast. In addition, the Foundation raffled a Kindle, an iPod and a gift certificate from Mountain View Pet Lodge.
Bent Tree Tennis Club:
In late 2010, the Bent Tree Tennis Committee decided to partner with the Bent Tree Foundation to raise funds for a dedicated scholarship for graduating seniors who play tennis. The seniors would have to be either on the Varsity tennis team at Pickens High School or on another Varsity tennis team and be related to a member of the Bent Tree Tennis Center.
Bent Tree Saddle Club:
In addition to the Bent Tree Tennis Committee, the Bent Tree Saddle Club is partnering with the Bent Tree Foundation for the awarding of scholarships. This Saddle Club Scholarship has been established for the benefit of young men and women from the local community seeking scholarships to educational institutions of their choice to follow an equine or veterinarian course of study.
Tee Up for Scholarships:
On September 25, 2011, thirty couples scrambled to win the “Tee Up for Scholarships” event to benefit the Bent Tree Foundation Golf Scholarship Fund for selected Pickens County seniors heading to college.
The Bent Tree “Niners”:
At the opening of the 2011 golf season, the Bent Tree Ladies Golf Association “Niners” voted to sell mulligans to support the Bent Tree Foundation Scholarship Program. Mulligan passes were available for a $10 donation. The “Niners” raised $500 for this worthy cause. Their first golf scholarship will be awarded at the end of the 2011-2012 school year to a Pickens High School senior who has participated in the girls’ golf program.