The EAGLES Foundation is made possible by the generous support of businesses and individuals throughout our community and beyond.
2020 EAGLES Classic
A beautiful sunny day welcomed 88 golfers to the 2nd annual EAGLES Classic golf tournament at Shoal Creek Golf Club. The golfers were fueled by a continental breakfast in tht Old Pro Shop Clubhouse before heading to the range and putting green to warm up. The friendly competition started with the annual putting contest. Golfers surrounded the fringe of the putting green and simultaneously took aim for the lucky hole. Congrats to Ricky Stukes and Corey Daughtry who BOTH landed balls in the hole.
Shoal Creek member Greg Lee kicked off the tournament and Coach Butch Thompson energized and encouraged the crowd with his gracious support of the EAGLES Foundation. Board member Katie Basden shared the Foundation's background and goals and thanked the golfers and sponsors for the life-changing support that their scholarships will give to the EAGLES Students. With personal caddies in tow, the teams set out for a wonderful day of golf on an impeccable course. At the turn, golfers were treated to a famous "ham dog" and sausage dog picnic lunch. Coach Bruce Pearl joined in the fun and was auctioned off to play nine holes with two different teams. Other special Auburn guests included Coach Chad Prewett, former women's golf coach Kim Evans and Board of Trustee members Bob Dumas and Mike Demoribus.
The teams gathered on the patio of the old Pro shop to await the scores while enjoying a Mexican Fiesta. The ALTEC team of Trip Griswold, Griffin Stevens, Clay Branch and Sam Wilcox took first place. Coming in second place was the Peoples Bank team comprised of David Wood, Houston Holmes, Jason Baxley and Bob Richardson. Basden Eyecare team members Brett Basden, Robbie Farquhar, Keith Jones and Joey Pierson came in third place. Special recognition goes to Bob Dumas for the longest drive and Randy Keller for the hole-in-one on the 13th hole. Closing remarks for the tournament were by made by Board Member Sarah Newton and Coach Bruce Pearl. As only he can, Coach Pearl motivated the crowd to join him to raise at additional $15,000 with a generous matching donation from Joey Pierson helping the EAGLES Foundation shatter their goal for support raised for scholarships through this tournament.
KICKOFF PARTY AT HUDSONS HOME
The home of Tim and Kim Hudson provided a beautiful backdrop for the Kickoff Party to introduce The EAGLES Foundation to the Auburn Family. Friends traveled from across Alabama and Georgia to learn about the EAGLES program and the private nonprofit launching to provide scholarships
and support for these exceptional students.
2019 EAGLES Classic
Shoal Creek Golf Club provided the backdrop for The EAGLES Foundation's first EAGLES Classic golf tournament. The goal of the tournament is to raise awareness and support to be able to provide scholarships for the students in the EAGLES program at Auburn University.
Eighty golfers joined together for a great day of golf and a successful start to the fundraising efforts for the foundation.