The Bud Foster Lunch Pail Defense Foundation hosted its 5th annual golf tournament on June 22nd at the Auburn Hills Golf Club in Riner Va. This years event, presented by Patrick L Moore, LLC, drew 35 teams from all over the states of Va. and North Carolina. As usual, it drew great support from its longtime sponsors, as well as some generous new donors.
This years winner was the team of Joseph Cromer, State Farm Ins. Agency. His team consisted of himself, Rob Quarles, Adam Crawford and Brandon Bailey. They shot a score of 51. The second place team this year was the Foran family team, consisting of Mickey, Mike and Ivy Foran plus Ken Tucker. They shot a 52 and registered the first hole in one by a player in the tournaments 5-year history. Ivy Foran had a hole in one on par three, hole number eleven. Congratulations to her on that monumental event.This years winners were awarded one Adirondack chair per player, donated by Mark Bennett and the Va. Eagle Distributors The second place team was awarded duffel bags provided by LPDF.
In April of this year 5 students from the New River Valley and the Roanoke Valley, were awarded $4,000.00 scholarships. They received these scholarships on the football field at Va. Tech just prior to the kick off the spring football game. They were presented by Coach Bud Foster and then personalized by him at the annual awards dinner the following night. The dinner for the students and their parents was hosted by LPD sponsor Hyatt Place Hotel, in Blacksburg Va..This brings the total of scholarships awarded by the LPDF to $107,500. Additionally, during the last quarter of last year, LPDF established a $100,000.00 endowed scholarship at Va. Tech, in the name of Coach Bud Foster and the Lunch Pail Defense Foundation. This scholarship will go a defensive player who is the first in his family to attend college. The foundation will have completed 80% or more of its pledge by the end of this year. The foundation also supports the Organ Transplant Family Support Program at Duke Medical Center in Durham North Carolina.
The annual golf tournament is a major fundraiser for the foundation. It wishes to thank all of the sponsors, players owners and staff at Auburn Hills for all of their efforts in making this the special, fun-filled and successful event that it has become.
A big thank you to everyone who made our 5th annual LPDF Golf Tournament a big success! We are still planning our next event, so check back soon!
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