Golfers swing clubs for St. Peter Claver Catholic School scholarships

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Dozens of people grabbed their golf clubs and visors, for St. Peter Claver Catholic school’s 14th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament.
        More than 80 golfers hit the green at Healy Point Country Club to raise money for students. Tuition is about $4,300 per year. St. Peter Claver Catholic School Principal, Sister Cheryl Hillig says the golf tournament has become their keystone event.
        “We try not to fund the whole thing because there really needs to be a commitment on their part of the family,” says Hillig. “So, when the family is able to pay $10 a month, we feel that they’ve got some skin in the game.”
        If the school reaches its goal of about $15,000 five students will receive scholarships to attend the school.
        Bishop Emeritus of Savannah, Kevin Boland teamed up with the Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Columbus, Daniel O’Connell for the event.
        Bishop Boland says there is an advantage to having a Catholic education.
“Catholic education is always integrated education,” says Boland. “It’s the education in the academics but also the education in religious faith.”
        Pastor O’Connell says he was honored to participate in the golf tournament. “It’s great to give kids the opportunity to go to a quality school like St. Peter Claver.”
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