18th Annual WYMT Food City Charity Golf Classic

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Before some nasty weather moved in the 18th Annual WYMT Food City Charity Golf Classic got underway at Stone Crest Golf Course in Prestonsburg.

The stormy weather ended the golf tournament early, but golfers got to play this morning and raise money for a good cause.

Victoria Stacy, Cory Lanham, and Lakin Mills are graduating high school and headed to college thanks to the Tony Turner Scholarships.

“It's a great honor and definitely help as far as paying for school,” Lakin Mills said.

“I want to say thanks for helping me out cause it's really helped me out a lot, and it's a really great honor to get it,” Victoria Stacy said.

Thursday morning, more than 100 golfers hit the links to raise the scholarship money at the 18th annual WYMT Golf Classic.

“This Tony Turner Scholarship Fund has literally changed so many lives for young people giving them such opportunities for higher education and we always want to be a part of that,” Appalachian Wireless Director of Marketing Danny VanHoose said.

Though it was a day of fun off of work, no one forgot the man whose life was cut short.

“Tony Turner was a great guy. I really looked up to him when I watched him on the news,” Cory Lanham said.

“I'm sure he's smiling from wherever he is today. He is saying good job,” VanHoose said.

And the scholarship recipients say they will remember him and this golf tournament when they go to college in the fall.

More than six thousand dollars was raised for the Tony Turner scholarship fund.

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