MULVANE — The Mulvane Beta Phi Upsilon (BPU) chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was host to its first-ever Cowley College Swing for the Stars Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 23 at Hidden Lakes Golf Course in Derby. It was attended by teams of local business and individuals, and raised more than $2,000 to help to pay for student travel and conference fees.

Swing for the Stars Charity Golf Tournament

Photo by Rama Peroo/Cowley College

The Swing for the Stars winner, pictured at right with Chad Killblane, was Standard Beverage Team No. 1. Second place was taken by the Kansas Star Casino team and third place went to the Carson Bank team.

The BPU chapter wanted to give special thanks to Cowley College welding instructor Bob Moffatt, who built three fire pits that served as the first-, second- and third-place prizes.

“His work was instrumental to the success of our inaugural tournament and we would like to thank him by offering a scholarship to Industrial Technology (IT) students,” Killblane said.

A portion of the proceeds from the Swing for the Stars golf tournament will be used to pay the PTK registration fees of IT students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tournament sponsors included Carson Bank, Cowley College Director of Auxiliary Services Shannon O’Toole, Cowley College Executive Director of Enrollment Management Kristi Shaw, Kansas Star Casino, Standard Beverage Corporation, SOS Computers and Sue Wenger Realtors.

“Your help was instrumental in making the tournament a success,” Killblane said. “Finally, we would like to thank all of the individuals who came out and made (Sept. 23) fun.”

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.