More than $300,000 Raised for SLCC Students at Gail Miller Utah Leadership Cup

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Proceeds from golf tournament benefit SLCC students in the form of scholarships.

Clint Ensign (second from left), family members and two SLCC students (far left and right) pose at one of the Hidden Valley holes.

Clint Ensign (second from left), family members and two SLCC students (far left and right) pose at one of the Hidden Valley holes.

The thing I love about Salt Lake Community College is that it accepts everyone, and their open access policy is wonderful.

The Salt Lake Community College Foundation raised a record $320,000 for student scholarships at its sixth annual Gail Miller Utah Leadership Cup on Monday, September 10. More than 200 golfers representing 53 teams participated in the event, making it the most popular Leadership Cup to date.

The event, which took place at the Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy, was staffed by more than 100 volunteers and 50 students from SLCC including scholarship recipients and athletes. Golfers also enjoyed the company of local celebrities, including Utah Jazz commentator Ron Boone, 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship winner Kelsey Chugg or long-ball legend Mark Frampton, who can drive a golf ball 415 yards. Additionally, the event was attended by Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller, trustee emeritus for the SLCC Board of Trustees.

Sponsors for this year’s golf tournament included the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Pepsi, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Mountain America Credit Union, Sinclair/Grand America and Zions Bank.

Current Trustees chair and senior vice president of Sinclair Oil Corporation Clint Ensign is a perennial participant in the tournament, usually along with several members of his family. “The thing I love about Salt Lake Community College is that it accepts everyone, and their open access policy is wonderful” he said after the tournament. “The staff and faculty are so committed to lifting the lives of these students, and many of them are first-generation students. These students out here have a ton of class, and they’re doing great things with their lives.”

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community 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 applied technology courses and workforce development programs, and the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions. SLCC is also a Top 10 college in the nation for total associate degrees awarded.

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