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Students honored at Southern Chester County Chamber’s 28th annual scholarship golf tournament

09/21/2023 11:59AM ● By Richard Gaw

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual scholarship golf tournament at Hartefeld National Golf Club. More than 100 golfers participated in the chamber’s annual fundraiser. The support of sponsors, golfers, donors, and volunteers, and excellent weather conditions all created a perfect day for golf and fun.  

“Investing in the education of our youth is crucial to the future of what our country stands for and central to the mission of the Southern Chester County Chamber,” said Chamber President and CEO, Cheryl Kuhn. “Proceeds from the Chamber’s education and scholarship fund provide much needed scholarships for our local youth. These are distributed in the form of monetary awards to graduating high school seniors from Avon Grove, Kennett Consolidated and Unionville-Chadds Ford school districts, including Chester County Technical College High School-Pennock’s Bridge Campus and Avon Grove Charter School.”

The Chamber’s fund also supports the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education (FFFEE) and provides scholarship awards earmarked for local rising sophomores or juniors, who eagerly anticipate acceptance into the program. FFFEE is a PA-based non-profit organization whose mission is to “provide leadership in furthering the understanding and appreciation of the free market system, by educating young people, and others who will influence the future, concerning free market economics, limited government, individual self-reliance, and the preservation of the entrepreneurial spirit.” 

Each summer, the organization holds four one-week sessions entitled Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW). The innovative program teaches students about the issues facing businesspeople every day. PFEW is internationally acclaimed for its excellence, and typically over 2,000 students and 250 business executives from across the Commonwealth participate each year.  

The Chamber’s ability to present scholarships is made possible because of the support and commitment from sponsors, golfers and supporters of the Chamber’s Annual SCCCC Scholarship Golf Tournament, as well as proceeds from the Chamber’s Silent Auction, which is held at the Annual Chairman’s Gala. 

The 2023 SCCCC Scholarship Golf Tournament event sponsors included the following: 

Title Sponsor: Constellation Energy.

Scholarship Host Sponsor: Longwood Gardens.

Halfway House Sponsor: Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square/Longwood.

Tournament Sponsors: Fulton Bank Brandywine Division; S&T ; SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford.

Diamond Scholarship Sponsors: Bumpers & Company, CPAs, IronLinx Fulfillment & Logistics Company, Kendal-Crosslands Communities, Kuzo Funeral Home, Inc.

Putt For Cash & Ball Drop Sponsor: The Tri-M Group, LLC.

Dice Roll Sponsor: Paisley Solutions.

Closest to the Pin Sponsor: Pegasus Technologies, LLC.

Yellow Ball Contest Sponsor: Pillar Real Estate Advisors, LLC.

Longest Drive Ladies Sponsor: WSFS Bank.

Longest Drive Men Sponsor: Qnectus.

Hole in One Sponsor: Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep.

Dinner Sponsors: Chester Water Authority, Fenstermacher & Company, PC, Jackson Immuno Research Laboratories, Inc. 

Luncheon Sponsors: American Mushroom Institute, Chester County Hospital-Penn Medicine, First Citizens Community Bank, Christine Gordon Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Meridian Bank, Taylor Oil & Propane, Inc., TRUIST, UNIVEST Financial Corporation.

Refreshment Sponsors: Allstate Insurance-The Brian Roselli Agency, Becker Locksmith Services, Inc., Brand It Signs & Graphics, LLC, First Choice Mortgage Advisors, Taste Local Eats, The Right Touch Engravers.

2023 high school scholarship recipients include the following:

  • Avon Grove Charter School: Justin Webber
  • Avon Grove High School: Madeline Boulware
  • Chester County Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus: Jesus Fonseca
  • Kennett High School: Javier Comacho
  • Unionville High School: Thomaz Bonato
  • PFEW Recipients: Teddy Foster, Kennett High School, and Savannah Johnson, Chester County Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus.