Auto World and MECC Foundation Golf Classic to Benefit MECC Scholarships

GolfThe Mountain Empire Community College Foundation and Auto World of Big Stone Gap will conduct the Auto World – MECC Golf Classic on Friday, May 6 at Lonesome Pine Country Club to benefit the scholarship program at MECC.

Registration for the captain’s choice tournament begins at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:15 a.m. The tournament will feature two flights and will have “most accurate drive” and “closest to the pin” prizes, as well as chipping and putting contests. Mulligan packages will be available for $10 each.

All players hitting a hole-in-one on hole #10 will win a 2016 Jeep Cherokee sponsored by Auto World of Big Stone Gap. There is also a prize of $1,000 for hitting to within 12 inches of the pin on hole #10. If more than one player accomplishes this feat, they will divide the prize money. There will be fabulous hole-in-one prizes on all par-3 holes.

Following the tournament, there will be a cocktail reception featuring delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres. During that time, golfers may bid on a number of quality items during the live auction.  There will also be a silent auction which will be ongoing throughout the event. Minimum bids are required on all silent auction items.

The entry fee of $100 per person includes breakfast, goodie bag, cart and green fees, range balls, post-tournament reception, and a chance to win great door prizes.

Hole sponsorships are available for a $100 gift to the MECC Foundation. Hole sponsors will be recognized in the golf tournament program and by signs erected on the golf course.

Tournament Sponsorships are available at three levels – Bronze, Silver, and Gold for $500, $1,000, and $1,500 in support respectively. All tournament sponsors will receive a complimentary team and will be recognized during the tournament welcome and in the printed materials for the tournament. Bronze level sponsors will be recognized on one printed hole sign erected on the course. Silver will be recognized in the same way on two holes, and Gold on three.

Individuals or businesses who would like to provide an auction item or door prize may contact Jeri Bledsoe, Tournament Coordinator, by e-mail at, or by telephone at 276-523-2400, extension 287.

Registration is available online at the MECC Foundation website. Registrations may also be faxed to 276-523-7485, or e-mailed to Jeri Bledsoe at, or by telephone to 276-523-2400, extension 287.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the scholarship program at Mountain Empire Community College.