YHC to Host Clay Dotson Open Golf Tournament

Friday, April 27, 2012

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

Young Harris College to Host Clay Dotson Open Golf Tournament

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The annual Clay Dotson Open golf tournament to benefit student scholarships at Young Harris College will be held on Friday, May 18, at Brasstown Valley Resort.

More than 90 percent of YHC students receive some form of financial assistance, and all proceeds from the Clay Dotson Open are used toward scholarships for Young Harris College students. Generous support of this annual event allows a new generation of students to achieve their academic pursuits and become part of a 125-year legacy.

“The scholarship funds I have received have enabled me to obtain a quality education as I prepare to pursue a career in communications and business,” said Matt Wilmer, a junior communication studies major from Conyers, Ga. “I am thankful for the opportunities the scholarships have afforded me and am proud to be part of the Young Harris family.”

“There’s no place like the Enchanted Valley, and I am grateful that my scholarship has allowed me to spend my college years at YHC,” added Emalyn Cork, a junior biology major from Marietta, Ga. “This would not have been possible without the help of a scholarship, so I am incredibly appreciative of the people who give to scholarships in order to make it happen.”

Players will enjoy morning and afternoon flights, a complimentary continental breakfast, lunch and/or snack, an awards ceremony with prizes for low net in each flight, a putting contest with prizes and a complimentary team photograph.

The tournament will also feature the Alumni Team Challenge in which teams of four YHC alumni receive a special discount and compete to win a special award for the lowest score. The award will be presented at a special reception for all alumni on Friday evening at Brasstown Valley Resort.

Located in Young Harris, Ga., Brasstown Valley Resort is home to a 7,000 yard, championship par-72 links-style golf course that is ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 10 places to play in the state.

The deadline to register for the Clay Dotson Open is Friday, May 4.

For player registration and sponsorship opportunities at this event, contact Director of Development Mark Dotson, ’88, at (706) 379-5355 or mcdotson@yhc.edu.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.