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VGCC’s 38th Golf Tournament, presented by Gupton Services, set for May 9 & 10

Golfers on the green at Henderson Country Club

Registration is currently underway for the region’s most anticipated golf tournament. Vance-Granville Community College is gearing up for its 38th Annual VGCC Foundation Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for May 9 & 10, at the Henderson Country Club. Gupton Services, Inc. of Henderson will serve as the event’s presenting sponsor.

The golf tournament serves as one of VGCC’S primary fundraisers for The Foundation. All proceeds from the tournament fund student scholarships and support the mission of the college. The tournament provides an opportunity for golfers and non-golfers alike to come together and demonstrate their support of the College and its impact on the broader community. “We look forward to fellowshipping with our golf friends and thank you for your support of the VGCC mission,” said VGCC’s President, Dr. Rachel Desmarais.

Gupton Services is a Henderson based HVAC, Roofing and Building Automation Systems company that traces its origins back to 1921 when C.P. Tanner established a sheet metal working plant in Henderson. The business became known as Tanner Roofing, and later, Owen Gupton Roofing. Greg Etheridge, a Henderson native, became its owner and president in 2019.

“As a local small business, we are happy to take a leadership role in the community and to support Vance-Granville Community College,” Etheridge said. “If you look at the research, the benefits of postsecondary education and skills training to both the individual and our community are enormous. The VGCC Foundation helps make education affordable and accessible to this region, and we must encourage that, in order to promote economic mobility and job security for our citizens.”

VGCC continues to be a source of economic growth because it provides an educated and skilled workforce that improves the quality of life for individual students and the community. Careers in HVAC, electronics engineering, mechatronics, welding, and auto mechanics are just a few areas in high demand. Now is the perfect opportunity to dive into one of these industries! VGCC is equipped to bolster career paths through developing the skills needed to pursue any of these fields. Careers along these paths mean ample job security and high wages.

The golf tournament will be structured over two afternoons. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses looking to promote their brand and support a worthy cause. Anyone who is interested in participating in sponsorship opportunities or registering as a team, are asked to sign up by April 15 on the event’s website. For those wishing to donate to the event, donations can be made on the event website or simply email foundation@vgcc.edu.

The golf tournament provides resources for the College to remove barriers in order to enhance and expand its efforts to address need-based aid for students and promote equitable outcomes for all learners, said Tanya Weary, Executive Director of the VGCC Foundation.

The Tournament includes lunch, a golfer swag bag, and each day ends with a cookout. Space is limited.

For more information visit: https://www.vgcc.edu/golf .