The 39th annual San Angelo Pan Am Golf Association Scholarship Tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Quicksand Golf Course.

The four-way race begins with a gunshot at 1 p.m. and the entry fee is $100 per person. To register, call Edward Montelongo at 325-234-5501 or Mike McCarty at 325-374-2943.

Todd Kolls, Republican candidate for County Judge Tom Green, will be the guest speaker.

Last year, $1,000 scholarships were awarded to 21 high school student-athletes from the San Angelo area. In 2016, 37 scholarships of $1,000 were awarded.

As PAGA San Angelo states on its website, scholarships are based on applicants’ academics, school attendance, financial need, community involvement, and employment.

Past recipients were from numerous high schools – San Angelo Central, Lake View, Cornerstone Christian, Wall, San Angelo TLCA, Stephenville, Miles, Christoval, Grape Creek and Irion County.

“Seeing the smiles of senior graduates and their parents when presented with their scholarship makes all the work we put in well worth the time and effort put into organizing this annual tournament,” said Member Chris Acevedo. of San Angelo PAGA.

“The fact that this scholarship is open to all high school graduates in this field is great because you have to be a golfer to receive the $1,000 scholarship that we give to several seniors each year. The community response s is increased over the years and without their support we could not do it and we all thank you for helping us to give some local students a stepping stone in the form of a scholarship to help them continue their studies . »

Since 2009, PAGA of San Angelo has distributed over $200,000 in scholarships. They are awarded to the student and the $1,000 is sent to the educational institution the student will attend.

The student must be enrolled in an educational institution as the scholarship will be paid into an account that the student can use on campus as needed. They also accept trade schools as an educational institution.

Individuals or businesses can be hole sponsors for Saturday’s tournament by donating $125, $400, $550 or $1,000.

There will be a raffle and auction after the tournament is over.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10. First prize is a set of PXG 0211 irons. Second prize is a PXG driver, third prize is a PXG HellCat putter and fourth prize is also a PXG driver.

For more information, log on to the San Angelo PAGA website at sanangelopaga.monsite.com or on Facebook under San Angelo Pan American golf.

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