Golf Tournament Raises $26,000 for Alumni Scholarships

The ECU Alumni Scholarship Classic golf tournament was a huge success, raising a net $26,000 for the Alumni Scholarship program! This is up slightly from last year’s proceeds of $25,000.

Around 160 golfers participated in the East Carolina Alumni Association’s September 9 event, held at Ironwood Golf and Country Club and sponsored by Hilton Greenville and PotashCorp Aurora.

“It was such a great day, everyone had a wonderful time,” said Shawn Moore ’91, ’98, director of scholarships and signature programs.

The winning team with the lowest gross score was the JoCo Pirates, comprised of alumnus Jerry Shaw ’99 and his friends Whitt Young, Gill Young, and Daniel Castleberry.¬† The JoCo Pirates, named for Johnston County, also won the 2014 tournament.

The JoCo Pirates will go on to represent ECU at the Acura College Alumni Team Championship at Pinehurst in late October. They also went to Pinehurst in 2014, where they won first place in the net scoring division.

“Winning again felt amazing,” said Shaw. “We have been looking forward to going back to Pinehurst since 2014. That trip was the best golf trip I have ever been a part of. Hopefully we can win again! It’s always nice to know you are supporting your university and helping make college more affordable.”

The Alumni Scholarship program is funded by proceeds from two major scholarship fundraisers, the golf tournament each fall and the Pirate Alumni Road Race and Fun Run each spring, along with donations from alumni and supporters. If you’d like to contribute to the Alumni Scholarship program, you can do so anytime at

Click here for more photos from the 2016 tournament.