- Published on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 18:43
- Written by Super User
Board members of the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club recently presented the Cape Fear Community College Foundation with a $5,000 donation to begin funding an endowed scholarship for Marine Technology students at CFCC. The donation was funded by proceeds from the club's 15th annual golf tournament held in December at the Echo Farms Golf Club. Pictured (left to right) are Captain Mike Harrison, treasurer; Captain John Batson, president; Teresa Lomas, golf tournament chair, and Jason Rogers, chair of the Marine Technology Department at Cape Fear Community College. (For the last 14 years, Got-Em-On had been donating proceeds from the golf tournament to a scholarship at UNCW, which now has become fully funded with over $70,000.)
Once fully funded, the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club Endowed Scholarship will provide financial support to marine technology students at Cape Fear Community College, with preference given to graduates of the South Brunswick High School Mose Lewis Aquaculture Facility.
The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club was formed in 1979 by a small group of tournament-winning live-bait fishermen. This group of competitive friends would announce their catches with a spirited cry of "Got 'em on!" over their CB radios. The club was incorporated with 17 members in 1981 and today the membership consists of approximately 300 families. The club hosts several annual King Mackeral tournaments, an annual golf tournament and numerous club socials and activities. Got-Em-On is also a philanthropic non-profit organization and has supported numerous charitable and educational organizations in the region.
The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, instructors, programs and mission of the College. The Foundation secures and manages gifts and grants, including cash contributions, estate gifts, securities, donated services, and equipment and supplies for educational purposes. For more information about CFCC, or about scholarship opportunities, please contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at 910.362.7207 or visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation.