Tigers for the Troops Golf Tournament to benefit student veterans
CLEMSON — Those old golf clubs can be put to good use Nov. 21 as the first Tigers for Troops Golf Tournament tees off at Boscobel Golf and Country Club of Pendleton to benefit the American heroes who choose Clemson to further their lives after their service in the armed forces.
The tournament is a student-led and planned initiative executed by the Clemson Student Veterans Association. All of the proceeds will go directly to a scholarship that was created to serve veterans who enroll at Clemson. The endowment will provide a $1,000 scholarship each year to a deserving veteran.
“When I first arrived to Clemson I was surprised to learn that a school with such a rich military tradition didn’t have a scholarship specifically for veterans,” said event coordinator Stephen Smallwood, who is treasurer of the Clemson Student Veterans Association.
“Veterans are a unique group of students who often have responsibilities greater than just attending classes,” he said. “Some have families, others have service-related injuries and some are just trying to reintegrate. I thought the best way to support those individuals would be through a financial reward that could help reduce some of the burdens of attending school.”
There are several ways to get involved in the Tigers for the Troops Golf Tournament: by donating goods and services, playing in the tournament or advertising. For more information, contact Smallwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Clemson Student Veterans Association at CUVeterans@g.clemson.edu.