Golf Tournament Supports Training Grants
Date:  12/20/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

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(Left to Right) Brent Ellis of Arc3 Gases, Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks, and Don Grigg of Trimble  Solutions/Tekla.

Golf Tournament Supports Training Grants

Despite bad weather courtesy of Hurricane Matthew, the 17th Annual Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament, held Oct. 7, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C., was successful. “We had to shorten the event to a 9-hole tournament,” said Tom Underhill, Executive Director. “To compensate, golfers were given passes to return to play another round at a later date.”

“About 65 out of the 100 that signed up, turned out to play a soggy course,” said Dave Schulz, Golf Tournament Chairman. “But spirits weren’t dampened. We still had a lot of fun—especially executing the ball drop in the pouring rain,” he said. The Captain’s Choice tournament was held at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. Generous sponsorships from 37 companies made the event possible. See a full list of sponsors.

Prizes were given to First, Second, and Third Place teams, as well as individual awards to the golfer with the longest drive and to five individuals who got closest to the pin. “Congratulations to the team from United Rentals, who under-scored the rest this year,” said Schulz.

Proceeds help to fund grants for SEAA member company participation as Ironworker Training Units and Assessment Sites.

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Apply for Training Grant by March 15

Applications for the 2017 Craft Training Grant are due March 15, 2017. Grant monies, not to exceed $4500, covers initial Training Unit/Assessment Site set up, administrator, instructor and coordinator training, plus a set of both instructor and trainee customized texts for the SEAA Iron Worker Levels 1 – 3 and electives. Companies pursuing other craft areas can substitute textbooks for that craft area. For more information click the Craft Training tab at

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