Bob Ford to attend Purdue Club's annual golf outing

Friday, June 19, 2015
Bob Ford

Bob Ford, a member of the Indiana High School and Purdue University basketball Halls of Fame will highlight the guests attending the Purdue Club of Putnam County 17th annual Purdue Open Golf Scramble on Wednesday, June 24 at Windy Hill Country Club.

Ford, a 1968 graduate of Evansville North High School, was a member of the Indiana High School state championship team in 1967 and played for Purdue 1968-1972.

He served as a TV broadcaster for a number of years and is currently the director of the Purdue University President's Council.

In 1999 the local Purdue alumni club hosted their first golf outing with a mission to raise money to start a scholarship fund to support Putnam County students attending Purdue University. Soon thereafter the club established an endowment at the Putnam County Foundation.

Since the endowment's inception, the club has awarded 41 scholarships to Putnam County students totaling $24,000 and the endowment has grown to $67,000.

By hosting the annual golf outing, the club wants to provide a permanent source of scholarships for the students of Putnam County. This year's event will begin with registration at 11 a.m. followed by a free lunch. Golf will begin with a shot gun start at 12:30 p.m.

Following the golf outing the Purdue Club will host a dinner at Autumn Glen Retirement Center at 6 p.m. to honor this year's scholarship recipients. The public is invited to both the golf outing and the dinner.

Cost for golf, including the free lunch is $50 per person. Dinner cost is $20 per person.

Gold hole sponsorships are available for $100 and Black hole sponsorships are available for $50 from the Purdue Club.

For more information, contact Rodger Winger at 386-6219 or or Jerry Williams at 653-3523 or

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