Kiwanis Golf Tournament scores scholarships for our kids

news release

Another successful Kiwanis Golf Tournament was held on April 15, which means more scholarships are now available to help aspiring students.

Raising money to fund scholarships for Indian River County students is an annual Kiwanis Club tradition that dates back 1987.  Since then, the club has provided over $275,000 to graduating seniors headed to college.  To fund the scholarships, Kiwanis hosts the Annual Kiwanis Scholarship Golf Tournament.  The first tournament back in 1987, known as “Kiwanis Golf Day” was held at Sandridge Golf Club and again this year it was held at Sandridge on Saturday, April 15th

There were 68 golfers and over 40 local business sponsors.  Kiwanis member, Matt Hamilton, has served in recent years as the golf chair working with fellow Kiwanians as a team to ensure the event’s success. 

Check-in for the tournament

This year’s tournament winners were:  First Flight (and Overall Lowest Score): Thomas Butz, Chris Lyons, Kevin Corr, and Michael Alford.  Second Flight:  Doug Vitunac, Charles Vitunac, Patrick Ottuso, and Chris Cassinari. 

The big winners though are the kids.  Kiwanis Scholarship Committee members have met to review this year’s applicants. Criteria include grade point average, community service, and participation in either Kiwanis Youth in Action or one of the county’s Key Clubs.   Recipients will be announced on May 10th.  Many of the past recipients continue to keep in touch with Kiwanis members on progress in college and their chosen professions.

Kiwanis thanks all participants and sponsors for their support of our local graduates and Matt Hamilton for his leadership.   Special praise to Sandridge Golf Club and Bela Nagy for supporting Kiwanis over these many years.

If you would like more information about the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast visit our website at  This year the club will celebrate 50 years serving the kids of Indian River County.

Comment - Please use your first and last name. Comments of up to 350 words are welcome.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s