The fifth annual Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament at the Legends of Parris Island Golf Club on Oct. 25 raised about $80,000, according to organizers.
The event had 132 participants, event suppliers and scholarship sponsors. Since its inception, the Parris Island event has raised $750,000 for the foundation's scholarship fund, according to a news release.
For nearly 50 years the private, nonprofit Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has provided scholarships for post-high school education to sons and daughters of Marines, with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action.
For the 2010-11 school year, the foundation distributed $4.25 million for 1,400 scholarships nationally, including 49 to South Carolina students.
Contributions can be made through the foundation's website or mailed to Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, 20 Towne Drive, PMB 211, Bluffton, SC 29910.