The Edmond Sun

October 9, 2012

Edmond Public Schools Foundation raises $26,000


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Public Schools Foundation Board recently put on its 10th annual Golf Tournament at Coffee Creek Golf Club. The tournament was responsible for the EPS Foundation raising $26,000 in profit from the event.

“I can’t express how grateful I am for our sponsors,” said Bob J. Ault, Edmond Public Schools Foundation executive director. “Each year this is one our largest fundraisers, and our community really stepped up to show their support of the Edmond Public School District. With their generosity, we were able to raise a much more significant amount of money than we did last year.”

OU Medical Center Edmond was the event’s presenting sponsor.

“OU Medical Center Edmond recognizes the community benefit that strong schools and a quality education brings to all citizens,” said Leslie Buford, OU Medical Center Edmond director of Community Relations. “From our standpoint, we want to ensure students get the best education possible in not only science and math, but also in business and communication skills. Today’s students will be our future health care workers.”

One of the largest contributors to the EPS Foundation is Kirkpatrick Bank. This year they were also a primary supporting sponsor for the foundation’s tournament. Twenty teams participated in the tournament and more than 40 local businesses helped with the event by sponsoring holes, providing raffle prizes and sending volunteers.

“It was obvious that this was a real community event,” Ault said. “The money raised from the tournament will help sponsor grants for Edmond teachers, students and schools. These resources will primarily fund grants for classroom technology, teacher resources and student scholarships.

“We couldn't be more pleased with the success of this year’s golf tournament,” said Edmond Public Schools Superintendent David Goin. “The resources gathered by the foundation through the support of local business help strengthen every school in Edmond.”

For more information about the tournament, the Edmond Public Schools Foundation, and opportunities to help support Edmond teachers and students visit www.edmondfoundation.org.