Chamber’s Scramble for Scholars a success

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A picture perfect day set the tone for the 118 golfers who turned out at Whitney Oaks Golf Club on Friday, May 8 for the Rocklin Chamber of Chamber’s annual Scramble for Scholars golf tournament. Chamber members, business leaders, government officials, school district leaders and community members attended the event to raise scholarship money for high school seniors in Rocklin. This year, golfers had the opportunity to play more games and win more prizes both on the course and during the awards and dinner that followed. The event raised more money than ever in raffle prices with several generous donations from a variety of businesses and individuals, including Capitol Cellars who donated $600 worth of wine and who donated a golf cart as a hole in one prize. Guests were also treated to hearty box lunches and a dinner buffet, displayed and served by Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning. The overall winner this year was the team from Trofholz Technologies. Teammates Yvonne Glenn, Troy Glenn and David Raymond of Trofholz Technologies along with Jackie Bartolucci of Mechanics Bank finished the day with a score of 58. The team of Steve Martinez, Steve Welge and Brian Hosang from Granite Community Bank secured second place with a score of 59. Coming in third, also with a score of 59 was the team of Bernie Orteza, Bill Perez, Ben Caranco and Mike Perez from Auburn Placer Disposal. A scorecard playoff determined the tie breaker. Longest drive honors went to Partricia Marquez of Sutter Medical Foundation and David Raymond of Trofholz Technologies. The real victors of the Scramble event were the graduating seniors from Rocklin, Whitney and Victory high schools, where deserving candidates receive scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship, seniors needed to fill out an application that required responses to personal and career questions and then complete a written essay on a predetermined topic. Applicants must already have applied for and been accepted by at least one college or university. The Scholarship Committee was comprised of Diana Ruslin of Best of Broadway, Colleen Nihen of Right Angle Productions, Steve Paul with Rocklin Unified School District, Amber Tillery of Tillery Family Insurance, Lisa Peters of Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning and Robin Trimble, CEO of the Rocklin Chamber. The committee carefully reviewed all of the scholarship applications and then students were chosen to participate in the final interview process. After 15 to 20 minute interviews, the committee selected the final scholarship recipients. The list of scholarship recipients with their photo and college of choice will appear in the July issue of the Rocklin Area ChamberNews. For more information on Scramble for Scholars and other chamber events, contact the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce at 624-2548 or visit online at ~ Staff Report