Gail Miller Leadership Cup benefits SLCC students

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Charity golf tournament raises more than $130,000 in scholarship funds for Salt Lake Community College students.

Gail Miller (l-r), the Jazz Bear and Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin pose before play begins.

Gail Miller (l-r), the Jazz Bear and Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin pose before play begins.

We are so pleased and thankful for the incredible community support that allowed us to raise more than $130,000 for student scholarships this year.

Salt Lake Community College this week held its second annual Gail Miller Utah Leadership Cup golf tournament at Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy to raise funds for student scholarships.

“The tournament is the College’s signature event to raise scholarship dollars so that our students can meet their educational goals,” said Alison McFarlane, vice president of Institutional Advancement at SLCC. “We are so pleased and thankful for the incredible community support that allowed us to raise more than $130,000 for student scholarships this year.”

The event is named in honor of Gail Miller, who chairs the SLCC Board of Trustees. Miller and SLCC President Deneece Huftalin were featured by David James and Patrick Kinahan during an on-site broadcast of The Zone Sports Network. SLCC student ambassadors greeted golfers at each hole to talk about the College and their goals.

Four-person teams began the day with a shotgun start and played an 18-hole team scramble format. Utah Jazz broadcasters Craig Bolerjack and Ron Boone, ABC 4 sports anchor Wesley Ruff, former Major League Baseball player Cory Snyder, former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Natalie Williams and former NBA player Mehmet Okur were on the course throughout the day to take a few swings at the request of golfers. The winning teams for the three flights were: Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation; Media One; and Mountain America Credit Union.

For more information or to become involved in next year’s event, contact Nancy Michalko, Executive Director of Development at (801) 957-4247 or nancy.michalko(at)slcc.edu.

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.

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