Granger golf outing supports local seniors through scholarships

Monday, the Granger Business Association held its “Golfers for Granger” golf outing, for the 20th year in a row.

All of the money raised directly benefits local high school students.

Over a quarter of a million dollars has been raised to give scholarships to well-deserving seniors.

Four of the six 207 recipients were on hand for the event.

Sean Conley is a scholarship recipient.

“The scholarship is incredible to me because all high school seniors know that college is expensive. And it’s not just high school seniors, it’s anyone who wants to go back to school. It’s expensive and a lot of the time it’s a burden to the people who want to go to school. So I’m very thankful they are helping me out with this,” said Conley.

Emma Schultz is a senior who is involved in seven extracurricular activities, including the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra, and will be attending Northwestern in the fall.

“The Granger community is a very close-knit community and very supportive and I’m very grateful for events like this, the golf tournament for allowing me to pursue my education,” said Schultz.

Emma and Sean, along with Rachel Freese, Joe Bursley, Julia Qwock and Cassie Copeland all received a $1000 scholarship.

Organizers of the event hope that these scholarship recipients will return to Granger after earning their education.

Kathy Smith is the GBA Scholarship Chair.

“Be an entrepreneur or open up their own business. We think if we offer a sound business area in the community, maybe there is a chance they will come back," said Smith.

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