Crosby Scholars Invitational
Rescheduled Tournament September 26, 2017
Thank you to our Crosby Scholars Invitational Sponsors!
Your support means everything! Click Here to view the list of the 2017 sponsors and contributors.
Many thanks to our In-Kind Donors
Crosby Scholar Quick Facts
- Graduated 8,830 Crosby Scholars seniors since 1993.
- Enrolls 95% of high school seniors in a four- or two-year college immediately after high school graduation.
- Prepared more than 31,000 students for higher education over the last 24 years.
- Awarded more than $6.7 million in Last Dollar Scholarships since 1993.
- Leveraged more than $58 million in financial support since 1993.
- Requires students to attend classes in academic skills, leadership development, college admissions, SAT/ACT preparation and financial aid planning.
- Provides support and incentives for participants to remain drug- and alcohol-free through participation in the It’s Our Call Program.
- Encourages students to become involved in their community – last year, students reported 119,000 hours of community service.
- Graduated 936 senior Crosby Scholars.
- Awarded $750,000 in Last Dollar Grants for the 2017-18 academic year.
- Graduates enrolled in 129 colleges and universities throughout North Carolina and across the nation.
- 11 Crosby Scholars were valedictorian of their class.
- 30% were active participants in Crosby Scholars since joining the program in sixth grade.
- 26% of our Crosby Scholar seniors were first generation college students.
How Many Students Are We Reaching?
- Currently serving more than 11,000 students in Forsyth County.
- 35% of all eligible public school students in WS/FC schools.
- Program enrollment has grown 30% over the last five years.
- Available in 22 middle schools and 20 high schools.
And the Winners are....
Tyler Morgan, Billy Andrews, Rodger Holley and Danny Newcomb
First Place on the East Course - the team of Newcomb and Holley
East Course Winners:
Players Danny Newcomb, Rodger Holley Billy Andrews and Tyler Morgan
The Dean Green Foundation Team
Players Danny Thanos, Rocky Manning, John Ferguson and Bob Cornish
McMichael's Mills Team
Players George Burchette, Billy Needham, Jim Brown and Donald Corns
Jim Lynch, Mike Smith, Scott Mason and Brian Kennerly
First Place on the West Course the team of HeiQ Materials
West Course Winners:
HeiQ Materials Team
Players Mike Smith, Jim Lynch, Scott Mason and Brian Kennerly
Shelco, LLC/Flow BMW-Mini Team
Players Mark Caudill, Chip Pope, Rob Beasley and Cheff Yarborough
Harris Teeter, Inc.
Players Bo Crews, Jason Beason, Gary Tolbert and Derek Marley
The Paul Fulton Cup
The Winner of The Paul Fulton Cup is the Dean Green Foundation team
Bob Cornish, Rocky Manning, Danny Thanos and John Ferguson from the Dean Green Foundation Team
Tournament Quick Facts
Total money raised = $300,449
86 sponsors gave $1,500 up to $15,000
32 contributors gave $500 up to $1,499
Total in-kind gifts were more than $25,000
Total number of people who attended the Sponsorship Dinner - 175
Total number who attended the Breakfast of Champions - 275
Total number of teams for May 22 - 44 teams on 2 courses
President/CEO of Crosby Scholars, Mona Lovett, Israel Suarez, Kathleen Baker and
Board Chair, Trent Jernigan
Breakfast of Champions
Surround yourself with people who will support your success.
That's the message Olympian Kathleen Baker shared with Crosby Scholars who attended the Breakfast of Champions - and that's what Crosby Scholar alumnus Israel Suarez said Crosby Scholars did for him.
"I've surrounded myself with the right people at the right times in my life," said Baker, a 2016 Olympian who won a silver medal in the 100m back and a gold medal swimming back on the 4x100 medley relay. "I've been able to have great support systems."
Baker, a Winston-Salem native who attended Forsyth Country Day School, began swimming with the Crazy Ducks when she was five years old. She is a rising junior at the University of California - Berkley. She said it's important to "take your God-given talent and work for it."
Baker ackknowledged many people helped her achieve her goal, including not only family and coaches, but also doctors who treated her for Crohn's Disease as she trained for hours in the pool - who never told her she couldn't achieve her dream. She has become an advocate for others coping with chronic illnesses and hopes to inspire them to achieve all their dreams, she said.
"I've also learned that confidence is really important in success," Baker said. "You need to know you can accomplish it. You're always going to be competing wherever your life takes you. I think it's important we all know there's something to overcome. I was one of the few that got to accomplish my dream. I'm so thankful."
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BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - MAY 22, 2017
The Crosby Scholars Invitational Breakfast of Champions hosted sponsors, community leaders, celebrities and students to raise money for Last Dollar Grants and to honor graduating seniors with scholarships on Tuesday, May 23 at Bermuda Run Country Club.
Awarded scholarships and winners are:
Les and Evelyn Riley Memorial Scholarship
Jada Dove of Glenn High School, who is attending UNC-Charlotte, received the Les and Evelyn Riley Memorial Scholarship for $1,200.
Evelyn Riley Memorial Scholarship
Janasi Rawlings of East Forsyth High School received the Evelyn Riley Memorial Scholarship.
Mommie J Friendship Scholarship
Summer Cottrell of Early College of Forsyth, who is attending UNC-Chapel Hill, received the Mommie J Friendship Scholarship for $1,200.
Dean Smith Integrity Award
Bond Craver of Mount Tabor High School, who is attending UNC-Chapel Hill, received the Dean Smith Integrity Award for $1,000.
Fulton Carolina Medal
Sydney Schamay of West Forsyth High School, who is attending UNC-Chapel Hill, received the Fulton Carolina Medal, a $1,500 renewable scholarship for a total award of $6,000.
Dr. Tom Ross, President, Volcker Alliance, Inc.
Former President, University of North Carolina System
PAST SPEAKERS FOR THE SPONSORSHIP DINNER AND FOR THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
2005 - Dr. Donold Martin, Jr.
2006 - Dr. Harold L. Martin, Coach Roy Williams
2007 -Mr. Erskine Bowles, Coach Jim Grobe
2008 - Senator Richard Burr,Coach Jerry Moore
2009 - Chancellor Holden Thorp, Coach Dino Gaudio
2010 - Dr. Nido Qubein, Mr. Dick Baddour
2011 - Dr. Randolph Woodson, Coach Butch Davis
2012 - Dr. Kenneth Peacock, Coach Anson Dorrance
2013 - Dr. Scott Ralls, Coach Karen Shelton
2014 - Dr. Nathan Hatch, Mr. Woody Durham
2015 - Dr. Carol Folt, Coach Danny Manning
2016 - Dr. Margaret Spellings, Mr. Dereck Whittenburg
2017 - Dr. Tom Ross, 2016 Olympian, Ms. Kathleen Baker
Thank you to our volunteers!
Golf Operations Committee
Co-Chairs: Mike Ernst & Bo Fulton
Susan Baldwin, Tony Norman and staff, Mona Lovett, Barbara Masi, and Becky Perkinson
Golf Sponsorship Committee
Paul Fulton, General Chairman
Kathryn and Mary Crosby, Honorary Co-Chairpersons
Raul Colon, Jim Einstein, Mike Ernst, James Frances, Bo Fulton,
Jason Geisler, Kim Heath, Mona W. Lovett, Danny Newcomb, Bud Palmer,
Becky Perkinson, Michael Rogers, and Bobby Wooten
Ronnie Albright, Allen Alsbrooks, Kelly Bullock, Mike Carlisle, Lawrence
Carvana, Derrick Claggett, Bob Cornish, Bob Cox, Don Eaton, Marinetta
Fisher, Ronnie Fisher, Jessica Frady, Carroll Franklin, Scott Franklin,
Daphne Frye, Bill Hardin, Ken Hauser, Gay Hill, Wayne McCombs, Terry
Miller, Danny Mosteller, Grant Queen, Mike Sloan, Ken Sommerkamp,
Lowell Summey, Barry Taylor, Ray Travis, Randy Treadway
Thanks for joining us (in May and September) Kathryn and Mary Crosby !
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Crosby Scholars Community Partnership is a comprehensive college access program for all 6th through 12th grade students in Forsyth County public schools. Since 1993, the program has prepared students academically, financially and personally for successful college admission and is free of charge. Our vision is to ensure that every public school student in Forsyth County has the opportunity to attend college.