Education Coalition Golf Classic set Sept. 8

• Sponsorship of upcoming Golf Classic at Rock Creek reaches all Baldwin County schools/$10,000 Hole-in-One prize


SUMMERDALE, Ala.— Baldwin County Sewer Service (BCSS) presents the Fourth Annual Baldwin County Education Coalition Golf Classic Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope. BCSS and the Baldwin County Education Coalition are seeking sponsors and teams for this premier golf tournament, which is the Coalition's sole fundraiser.

The 2016 Golf Classic is expected to resemble last year’s event that raised $28,000, and was identified by participants as one of the best tournaments in the area. It will feature complimentary lunch, dinner and beverages, in addition to exceptional prizes and great networking opportunities with prominent local businesses. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 1p.m.

"To set this charity golf tournament apart from many others in the area, we are continuing to enhance it every year,” said Jenny Williams, marketing director of BCSS. “This time, to compliment the Luncheon Sponsors, there are now Dinner Sponsors and Beverage Sponsors to ensure an excellent dinner during the awards ceremony and free drinks throughout the day and night. We are also encouraging Corporate Sponsors who display on the course to provide refreshments or something for participants to enjoy while playing."

Proceeds from the annual Golf Classic have helped strengthen the county’s Partners-in-Education Program, with over 600 organizations providing volunteers, financial support, and in-kind services to local schools. The Coalition’s current focus is facilitating a Community Advisory Task Force, a diverse group of citizens volunteering their time to study the growth challenges facing our school system and to make recommendations they feel will unite citizens in support of our public schools.

“The most fundamental resource for building a strong local economy is the presence of a highly qualified workforce that can attract new industry and sustain existing business,” explains Terry Burkle, executive director of the Baldwin County Education Coalition. “Creating a world-class public education system in Baldwin County has to be the number one strategy to accomplish the county’s economic development goals.”

Since there has never been a greater need for the Coalition's work to strengthen and grow, this fundraiser is crucial for them to continue informing and engaging citizens about issues concerning public education and to advocate with a united voice for reform in Baldwin County.

"Supporters of this annual tournament tremendously benefit our public schools, so we show appreciation by presenting a very enjoyable event,” said Williams.

Several sponsors have already committed, and many more are needed in order to aid local schools with the most resources. For more details on the Fourth Annual Golf Classic and to sign on as a team and sponsor, visit

About Baldwin County Education Coalition

The Baldwin County Education Coalition is an independent, non-profit, nonpartisan organization of public school advocates. We work together for systemic improvements and through seven local education foundations that serve communities across Baldwin’s 1600 square miles. Our strength is in the value we bring to our individual communities and our shared vision for creating world-class schools. For more information, visit