Date: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Stonebridge Golf Club Rome, Ga.


(Rome, Georgia) – The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation is sponsoring the 17th annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament at Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome on Thursday, Oct. 22. Proceeds from the tournament will provide funding and financial aid to GNTC students.

James Derward Powell served as the president of GNTC from 1987-1994.

Registration is $500 per team with up to four people on a team. The team fee includes boxed lunch, goody bag, golf hat, 18 holes of golf with cart, post tournament pizza dinner and drinks, and entry for door prizes. Registration is limited and is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Prizes will be awarded for first in flight, longest drive, and closest to the pin.

On the day of the tournament, registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by announcements at 12:15 p.m. Tee Time begin will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a pizza dinner and awards after the tournament is over.

There are four Tournament Sponsors that have donated $500 each. They are Bank of LaFayette; Bobbye F. Harris Foundation, Inc.; Redmond Regional Medical Center; and Shaw Industries Group.

Support also includes four Tournament Textbook Sponsors that provided $250 each to help a GNTC student pay for textbooks. They include Heritage First Bank, Rome News Tribune, Starr-Mathews, and WEBS Radio.

Hole Sponsors that contributed $100 each are 95.7 The Ridge; Bekaert; Brown and Brown; Doris White; Ed Financial; Elect Craig McDaniel, Rome City Commission; Flegal Insurance; Fox Systems, Inc.; Franklin McNeal Furniture; Georgia Power; Graphic Advertising; Greene’s Jewelers; Hometown Headlines; IVC US Dalton, GA; J. Paul Ferguson, M.D.; Jackie Lynch; Parker Systems LLC; Pieper O’Brien and Herr; Precision Embroidery & Printwear; Ralph White; Redmond Regional Medical Center; Rehab Techniques, Inc.; Scott Logisitcs; Shelburne Advertising, Inc.; Steve Hurd; Terry Simmons State Farm Agency; V3 Magazine; Vann and Valerie Brown; Venue Dog; WEBS Radio; and WLAQ.

Additional Support includes Barnsley Resort; Becky Turner; Blue Sky Outfitter; Bobby Lewis – Corrective Bodywork of Rome; Chick-fil-A; Coca Cola Enterprises; Coosa Country Club; Costco; Dalton Daily Citizen; Five Star Food Service; Ford, Gittings & Kane; Georgia Farm Bureau – Walker County; Grainger; LaFayette Golf Course; Meadow Lakes Golf Course; North Georgia EMC/SEIDA; Ringgold Telephone Company; Riverside Auto Group; Rome Braves; Screenvision; ShopRite Supermarkets; Snazzy Rags Boutique; Steve Davis Ricoh USA, Inc.; Stonebridge Golf Club; and Studio Siri/Hanging Around Rome.

Proceeds raised from the tournament will be used to provide scholarships and financial assistance to GNTC students. The foundation also assists with purchasing equipment for programs, providing training for faculty and staff, and further marketing and public relations efforts. For information about the GNTC Foundation, contact Jason Gamel, director of GNTC’s Office of Institutional Advancement at (706) 764-3810.

Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been instrumental in providing quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. The mission of Georgia Northwestern Technical College is to provide accessible, high quality technical education and workforce development opportunities.  Serving the nine counties of Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Polk; Walker; and Whitfield, GNTC has five convenient campus locations in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. With programs of study in business, health, industrial, and public service available, students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, diploma, or a certificate from GNTC.  This past year, 14,562 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 8,249 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in the state of Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,313 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.