Annual International Golf Scramble
August 29, 2016
Kuyper College held its Annual International Golf Scramble during the last weekend of August at Sunnybrook Country Club. This annual event raises funds for scholarships benefitting Kuyper’s international students. Kuyper’s Administrative Assistant for Advancement, Alyssa Blom explained, “All proceeds that are raised through sponsorships and golfer fees are put into the International Student Scholarship fund and directly helps our International students.”
The event began at the practice range, followed by lunch, and ended with a festive dinner for golfers and their guests. As in previous years the Scramble boasted of a wide variety of contests and prizes. These included longest drive, longest putt—using the special Presidential Putter made of different woods from every continent and hand-crafted by Kuyper College President Nick Kroeze—and first recorded hole-in-one. One hundred golfers attended the event.
Six Kuyper students received international student scholarships this year. Hyeon Chan Kim, a Music and Worship major, hails from South Korea but lives in Cambodia with his missionary parents. Andres Lopez, a Youth Ministry major, from Guatemala, and Haju Kim, also from South Korea, majoring in Intercultural Studies. Michael Karanja, from Kenya, majoring in Business Leadership and from Cuba, Carlos Lemagne also majoring in Music and Worship. Finally, Moses Kayuni, also a Business Leadership Major, from Malawi.
Over the years Kuyper has welcomed and educated students from 51 foreign countries, and according to Blom, it hopes to host many more in the future, equipping them to bring their developed gifts and skills back to their homelands—thanks in part to the many, that make it possible through the Annual International Golf Scramble.