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The Scramble for Students set to raise funds for district needs, grants for teachers

COURTESY PHOTO: GRESHAM BARLOW EDUCATION FOUNDATION  - The Gresham Barlow Education Foundation's Scramble for Students golf tournament is on Monday, Aug. 22, at the Persimmon Country Club, 500 S.E. Butler Road, Gresham. The nonprofit Gresham Barlow Education Foundation is holding its annual Scramble for Students golf tournament to raise funds for the Gresham-Barlow School District students and teachers on Monday, Aug. 22, at the Persimmon Country Club, 500 S.E. Butler Road, Gresham. Tee times are at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The nonprofit foundation partners with the Gresham-Barlow School District to support students through different initiatives and grants.

"We have funded e-libraries, purchased new technology like iPads and laptops," said the organization's president, Tyson Bell. "And last year we funded about $70,000 worth of grants to Gresham Barlow teachers."

The proceeds to this year's golf tournament will go to a general fund where the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation can use it to continue to help the students in the district through purchasing new books for the district libraries, school supplies and providing grants for teachers.

"We have been averaging around $50,000 for the last three years of the event," Bell said. "It has been great to have such amazing sponsors for the event. Even though we were able to pass the bond, we still have been receiving a lot of help to continue supporting our schools."

Bell said that if people are interested in joining or want their business to sponsor the tournament there is still space available. Those interested can register online at the organization's website.

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