Record number raises $20,000 for ANC Scholarships

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hirokuki Inoue (far right), president of the Yamato Kogyo Company, presents a check for $20,000 to ANC. Pictured are, from left: ANC Board Trustee John Logan; ANC Foundation Governors Senator David Burnett, Lewis Walters, Bill Sullivan, and Gaylon Rogers; ANC President Dr. James Shemwell; and Kaz Iida with the Yamato Holding Company. (photos provided)

In its largest turnout in history, 33 six-person teams filled the greens of the Blytheville Country Club on Monday, Sept. 9, for the 23rd Annual Yamato Kogyo/ANC Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament.

An international event, people from all across the United States and Japan came to Blytheville to participate in this tournament -- enjoying both a hamburger buffet and a sushi bar. Hiroyuki Inoue, president of the Yamato Kogyo Company, presented ANC President Dr. Jim Shemwell and members of the Foundation Board of Governors and College Board of Trustees a check for $20,000 at the close of the tournament.

Because of the support of the Yamato Kogyo Company, approximately 500 Arkansas Northeastern College students have received financial assistance with their college expenses throughout the years. Yamato Kogyo, Ltd. established the Yamato Kogyo Scholarship in 1991 at Arkansas Northeastern College. Since its inception, the proceeds from this event have totaled over $430,000.

Buffalo Island Team made up of (from left) Terry Brewer, Scott Gifford, Blake Carr, Miles Gifford, Terry Carr and Tony Hawkins took home second place in the Championship Flight at the Yamato Kogyo/ANC Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament.

Yamato Kogyo sponsors this event in appreciation to the community and in support of increased educational opportunities for its citizens. ANC faculty, staff and students wish to thank the Yamato Kogyo Company, the many tee-box sponsors, and each participant of this tournament for supporting this event.

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