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Seminole County education foundations Tee It Up event raises over $130K


SANFORD, Fla. (April 18, 2022) – The Seminole County community came together on Monday, April 4 to show their support for education through the Foundation for Seminole State College and The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools as over 300 sponsors, golfers and volunteers participated in the first-ever Tee It Up Together hosted at Topgolf Lake Mary.
The event raised over $130,000 to support both Foundations.

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Addition Financial and Insurance Office of America, longtime supporters of both foundations, were Presenting Sponsors of event. Sealane Marketing/Retail Detail MerchandisingUDT/Cisco Systems and Wharton-Smith, Inc. were Double Eagle Sponsors.

“Our partners really stepped up this year to make sure students have resources to be successful from Kindergarten through College,” said Jean Vansmith, Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools executive director.  “Funds from this event will help provide innovative classroom grants, mentoring for at-risk students, career/technical education, and more in Seminole County Public Schools!”

“I know we all had a great time together,” shared John Gyllin, Ed. D, vice president of Resource and Economic Development and executive director of the Foundation for Seminole State College. “It’s good to take a moment to remember why we’re doing this. This new tournament, along with the Dream Gala, helps the Foundation provide much needed scholarships and program support to deserving Seminole State students, faculty and staff.”

This event featured three main games and several contests including “Best Poker Hand,” “Putting Contest,” “Hole-in-One Contest,” “Longest Drive,” and Chance Drawings with participants having a chance to win prizes donated generously by local community.

The tournament play concluded with an After Party featuring the Championship Round and prizes were awarded to the teams based on their final scores:

First Place: Ovida Construction Group, Inc.
Second Place: Wayne Densch, Inc.
Third Place: MSL CPAs and Advisors
Fourth Place: Turner Construction


L-R: Dr. John Gyllin, vice president of Resource and Economic Development and executive director of the Foundation for Seminole State College, Dr. Georgia L. Lorenz, Dr. Georgia Lorenz, president of Seminole State College, Serita D. Beamon, superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools, and Jean Vansmith, Executive Director of The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools.


About Seminole State College of Florida:
Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida and online. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.

About the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools
As Seminole County Public Schools direct-support charity, The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools has raised a total of $40 million to help ensure that today’s students become tomorrow’s productive citizens. We fund priorities of the school district in the following areas: improving student achievement, investing in our educators, and removing barriers to student learning. By supporting The Foundation, you help build a brighter future for our students and for our community! For more information, call 407.320.0180 or visit www.foundationscps.org.

Media Contact:
Mark Richardson, 407.708.2418, richardsonmr@seminolestate.edu