Dream Cup Challenge raises $50,000 for Seminole State

Dream Cup Challenge raises $50,000 for Seminole State

SANFORD, Fla. (May 13, 2015) – The Foundation for Seminole State College welcomed 144 business leaders and College supporters to its 32nd annual Dream Cup Challenge Golf Tournament presented by CFE Federal Credit Union, raising more than $50,000 for programs, scholarships and other areas of need at the College.

“The Dream Cup gave community members and supporters of Seminole State the opportunity to come together for a day of recreation and networking,” says John Gyllin, executive director of the Foundation for Seminole State. “We are so thankful to the sponsors and everyone involved in making this event possible.”

The 18-hole competition, held April 27 at The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes, featured a scholarship awards presentation, course contests, raffle prizes and a catered dinner, in addition to appearances by Seminole State President Dr. E. Ann McGee and the Raider women’s golf team.

Outstanding Freshman of the Year Awards

Before the event kicked off, two student-athletes were honored with the Mack Blythe Outstanding Freshman of the Year awards for their accomplishments on and off the field. Blythe, the College’s former Business Department chair, founded the Dream Cup Challenge to raise money for student programs and scholarships.

The award recipients were:

·         Pedro Rivera, of Orlando. He maintains a 3.5 GPA at Seminole State College. He has played shortstop, center field and second base for the Raider baseball team this season, and he ranks second on the team in several categories, including batting average (.335), hits (51) and stolen bases. He has been at bat 151 times and has earned a total of 21 RBIs.

·         Heather Roberts, of Jacksonville. As an education major, she maintains a 3.62 GPA at Seminole State. She leads the Raiders in home runs with 12 to go along with nine doubles and three triples. Her batting average (.378) is the team’s second-best, and she has 41 RBIs. She ranks No. 2 statewide in home runs, walks and on-base percentage, and she’s No. 1 in the state in slugging percentage.

A capacity of 36 foursomes participated in this year’s Dream Cup Challenge. Refreshments and giveaways were available throughout the course at tents set up by event sponsors.

The foursome of John Stinnett, Chase Khoshnou, Patrick Lowe and Will Tharp, representing Jax 5th Avenue Deli and Ale House – also the event’s lunch sponsor – took home the Dream Cup trophy with a score of 54.

The Dream Cup Challenge is one of Seminole County’s premier golf events and a top fundraiser for the Foundation for Seminole State. The Dream Cup Challenge combined with the Dream Gala, Seminole State’s largest fundraising event of the year, to raise more than $380,000 for Seminole State College.

For more information about the Dream Cup, including a complete list of tournament winners, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/ foundation/.


Changing Lives: The Campaign for Student Success

The Foundation for Seminole State College recently announced its $12 million comprehensive campaign. The campaign’s goals include: scholarships, student support and student spaces. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to enhancing Seminole State College’s programs and services through the development and management of private contributions, public grants and community partnerships. To give to the Foundation, visit www.seminolestate.edu/ foundation/ and click the Donate Now button.


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