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The Tampa Bay Rays/Rays Foundation presented the Hillsborough Community College Foundation with a check for $15,000 during an on-field presentation at the September 22 Rays vs. Blue Jays game. HCC Trustee Randall Reid, HCC Foundation Development Manager Tiffany Bolt, Tampa Bay Rays Executive Joe Ciaravino, and HCC President Dr. Ken Atwater received the generous check from the Rays Baseball Foundation.

Planned Gifts
Have you thought about your legacy? Estate planning plays an important role in charitable giving. The gift(s) you make to the Foundation say a lot about you and the life you live. The HCC Foundation will be hosting several “planned gift” seminars. You will learn about wills and estate planning; how to avoid probate; and how you can take care of your family and still provide a gift(s) to your favorite charities. Make a difference now by taking advantage of these informational breakfasts. Please contact Tiffany Bolt at the HCC Foundation at 813-253-7165 for dates, times, and locations.

Hawks, Line, & Sinker Inshore Fishing Tournament
Sixty-eight avid anglers teamed up with renowned Bay area captains to fish for a cause at the second annual Morganti Group HCC Hawks, Line, & Sinker Inshore Fishing Tournament on September 14, 2012.

The catch and release Inshore Slam tournament featured three species categories—snook, trout and red fish—with prizes for the longest three fish of each species and the Grand Slam, largest total of the three fish by any one angler.

The event netted approximately $25,000 to fund HCC Foundation scholarships for students who need financial help getting through college. During 2011-2012, the HCC Foundation awarded $1.4 million in scholarships to 1,400 deserving HCC students. Events like the fishing tournament contribute to the total of scholarship funds available.

Grand Slam Winner Susan Inman accepts her Prize from Tournament Director Jim Inman (l) and HCC Senior Vice President Rob Wolf (r). She ended the day with the highest total length of fish caught --a total of 87 inches of all three fish!

Anglers looking forward to a good day on the water

HCC Golf Classic
The 9th Annual HCC Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, January 11, 2013. The tournament will be held at the Bay Palms Golf Complex at MacDill Air Force Base, with Shotgun start at noon. Sponsorships and tickets are available, with proceeds benefitting the athletic scholarship fund. For more information, please visit the HCC Foundation website at www.hccfl.edu/gwsc/foundation/events.aspx or call Brenda Rouse, Annual Fund Manager, at 253-7018.

Article written by: GWSC Campus Staff