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RMI Hosts 27th Annual Golf Outing

(l-r) Pete Kensicki, Shawn Weir, Richard Showden, and Brian Dickey

EKU’s College of Business and Technology’s Risk Management and Insurance program hosted its 27th annual golf outing at The Arlington Golf Club on September 7, 2017.

The outing is designed as a fundraiser for RMI scholarships. It was coordinated for 22 of its 27 years by local businessmen Shawn Weir and Brian Dickey, but has since passed into the hands of RMI faculty and administrators. Since its inception, the fundraiser has garnered more than $250,000 in support.

This year the event raised over $7,000 to be used for scholarships and help with student travel.

“It was so nice of Shawn Weir and Brian Dickey to come and support our event. They planned and ran this outing for 23 years, to have them come when we are planning it makes us feel as if we are doing at least as good as they did,” said program coordinator Debbie Ellis.

Insurance company agents from across the state and their clients participate in the golf fundraiser, competing to win some great prizes of their own. This year’s treasures included golf bags, golf clubs, golf balls, umbrellas, and other relevant sports gear. This year 104 golfers participated including three students.

Mark Miller, the very first recipient of the scholarship during the fundraiser’s first year, also participated in the golf scramble and is now a proud sponsor. Other sponsors included, AFLAC, AssuredPartners NL, Burke Christensen, Dotson & Associates LLC, Humana, KACo, Kentucky League of Cities, Landrum & Shouse, M. Joseph Medical, Maverick Insurance Group LLC, Preferred Medical, Reynolds Insurance, Risk Placement Services, State Auto, State Farm, and Texas Roadhouse.

This year was special because not only was the event very successful, but Sawn Ewer and Brian Dickey, both original founders, came out to play. It was also exciting to see Richard Showden. Showden was the first person to donate to this fundraiser 27 years ago. He got to see firsthand the impact his donation made. Mark Miller, the first recipient of the scholarship, not only sponsored the event but also came out to play with Showden and others.

“To have a successful alumni like Mark Miller giving back to the program after the program gave him a scholarship so long ago is just wonderful. This is what universities hope for. The generosity of successful alumni makes all your efforts seem worthwhile,” said Ellis.

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Published on September 15, 2017

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