The final Johnny G. Golf Scramble, hosted in memory of Johnny Gonzales since 2002, took place Sept. 29 at Peninsula State Park Golf Course. 140 golfers participated in the fundraising event, which benefits the Johnny G. Scholarship Fund. More than $4,000 was raised.
The scholarship fund provides two different scholarships each year to graduates of Gibraltar High School. The first is to children of single parent families attending a two- or four-year degree program; the second provides scholarships to students attending culinary, hospitality or golf course management programs.
“When we began the Johnny G. Scholarship Fund in 2002, we wanted to raise enough money that the scholarship fund could continue to provide scholarships well into the foreseeable future. We have done this,” wrote the Johnny G. Organizing Committee, including Tony Gonzales, Cathy Hoke, Jason Daubner, Tori Daubner, Bruce Alexander, Jill Alexander and Jodi Gonzales. “As of July 2013, there was over $62,000 in the scholarship fund. In the last 12 years, we have raised over $90,000 and awarded 20 scholarships. Johnny’s legacy will continue for years to come through the students at Gibraltar who benefit from the scholarship in his name.”