Colonial Charitable Foundation to donate record $60,000 at banquet
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Colonial Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that it will distribute a record amount of $60,000 Monday night at The Ben Hogan Award banquet held at Colonial Country Club. The foundation has now donated more than $250,000 since the award’s inception.
This year, the winner’s university will receive a record $25,000 grant for its men’s golf scholarship fund, while the other finalists’ schools will each receive $12,500. The $50,000 total is a 25 percent increase from just one year ago. In addition, the foundation will make other donations supporting men’s collegiate golf, as well as to a charity of keynote speaker Corey Pavin’s choice.
“We are very proud, humbled and honored to be able to make such generous gifts to these deserving groups,” said Joe Monteleone, the chairman of the Colonial Charitable Foundation. “Our sponsors, scholarship underwriters and friends of The Ben Hogan Award continue to raise the bar for this prestigious award.”
The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the 12-month period dating from the previous award’s banquet. The Ben Hogan Award selection committee is made up of 23 leaders and experts in amateur, college and professional golf.
This year’s finalists include: TCU sophomore Julien Brun, California sophomore Michael Kim and Washington senior Chris Williams. Previous winners include: D.J. Trahan (Clemson, 2002), Ricky Barnes (Arizona, 2003), Hunter Mahan (Oklahoma State, 2003), Bill Haas (Wake Forest, 2004), Ryan Moore (UNLV, 2005), Matt Every (Florida, 2006), Chris Kirk (Georgia, 2007), Rickie Fowler (Oklahoma State, 2008), Kyle Stanley (Clemson, 2009), Nick Taylor (Washington, 2010), Peter Uihlein (Oklahoma State, 2011) and Patrick Cantlay (UCLA, 2012).