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THE IDEAL COMPANIES 18th ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
BELLE HAVEN COUNTRY CLUB
JUNE 11, 2012
For the past seventeen years, the Ideal Companies Scholarship Fund, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., has been helping local high school students achieve their higher academic goals. Through their annual golf outing, funds are raised to provide college scholarships to needy students. Since inception, the Fund has provided more than $140,000 in scholarships to deserving youths.
In the past ten years, prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board at public institutions rose at least 37 percent, and 25 percent at private institutions after adjustment for inflation (U.S. DOE, National Center for Education Statistics. 2011). As the cost of tuition continues to rise, the Ideal Companies scholarships have become even more valuable.
The community of the Washington Metropolitan area, including several local businesses and organizations, has greatly supported the efforts of the Ideal Companies Scholarship Fund in providing scholarships.
The annual golf event is held at the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Virginia. The Belle Haven Country Club has been around since the 1920s and has grown with Alexandria throughout the 20th century. Today Belle Haven is well-known for their
18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills.
The golf event follows the scramble format and features putting, closest-to-the-pin and hole-in-one contests. A silent auction is also provided. The proceeds of all auction items, including but not limited to professional sporting tickets, fine dining, original art and sports artifacts all go toward providing scholarships to the selected students.
Donations and sponsorships are needed for this year’s event to continue the success of The Scholarship Fund. More information on the Ideal Companies 18th Annual Golf Event and Awards Banquet can be found online at www.idealelectric.com
Ideal Electrical Supply Corporation is a major sponsor of the Ideal Companies Scholarship Fund and the host of the event. Ideal Electrical Supply Corporation is a privately held women and minority owned and operated company incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1991.