Plano, Texas (PressExposure) August 03, 2011 -- The Hendrick Scramble for Scholarships Golf Tournament will be held on September 30 at the Prestonwood Country Club's Hills Course in Plano, Texas. Early Bird registration for the golf tournament is currently available for $200. On the day of the event, player check-in begins at noon, with a 1 pm shotgun start.
A dinner and silent/live auction will be held September 29 at 6:30 pm at the Haggard Party Barn in Plano to kick off the event. Dinner tickets are on sale for $35.00 per person.
Registration for both the dinner and golf tournament are available online at http://www.planorotarygolf.com. The golf tournament and dinner are hosted by The Plano Rotary Club.
The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation empowers our community's neediest youth to break out of the intergenerational cycle of poverty by equipping them with a college education. The Foundation provides multi-year college scholarships and mentoring to students who persevered through adversity in order to graduate from high school and who dream of going to college.
Candidates are selected based on their demonstrated ability to endure adversity and overcome difficult family obstacles, significant financial need, and aptitude to go to college based on their high school transcripts.
The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1991 to honor Dr. H. Wayne Hendrick, retiring superintendent of Plano Independent School District. Dr. Hendrick devoted his career to the Plano community as the superintendent of schools for thirty years. Known for his long-term vision of scholastic excellence and high-quality education for all students, Dr. Hendrick has been an excellent role model for young people struggling against adversity. His extraordinary lifetime achievements illustrate the remarkable heights one can reach through hard work and determination.
A quote from a Hendrick Scholarship Foundation student:
"Hendrick Scholarship has helped me so much, not just by monetary means but with support and constant care. I don't have a single memory of my success that Hendrick has not been part of. I really appreciate that they celebrate us, they truly care about the students and constantly encourage us with keeping in touch and always believing in our dreams, telling us that nothing is impossible if we put our minds into it.
I lost my mom when I was three to a brutal act by my father. Since then I have bounced around from family member to family member. I live with my older brothers now, one being a high school dropout and the other a college dropout which has made me more driven to become something more. Not having parents to support you is so hard, and I am so thankful you have your help.
"I completely gave up on my further education and that is when Hendricks reached up to me with help and hope. You see this organization is not just a scholarship... but it is a help line, it is a community.... it is a family! The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation has believed in me more than my own parents have and when my personal self is shaken or doesn't think I will be able to succeed.... Hendrick is there to pick me up."