Local schools gear up for annual George Bockman Golf Tournament
PALMYRA, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The fourth annual George Bockman Golf Tournament is taking place later this week. Nine schools will be competing while raising money for a great cause.
Bockman was a former coach and much more at Fluvanna County High School before he passed away in 2014.
Proceeds from the tournament are being donated to the Shriners Hospital, a passion of Bockman's over the years, after two of his grandchildren were cared for at the hospital.
The tournament is a way to remember his impact on the Fluvanna community and especially in the world of golf.
“Well, first of all, we want kids, especially kids at Fluvanna, to be involved in community service. Not just for Coach Bockman, but for anyone. And I hope that we can teach and help some of the other schools, who do things similar, as a fundraiser and support for those in need,” said Scott Morris, the athletic director at Fluvanna County High School.
Each school has an online fundraiser, trying to see which can raise the most money ahead of the tournament.
The goal is to raise $7,500, and the school that raises the most money will get free milkshakes from Chick-fil-A.
Participating schools include Monticello High School, Fluvanna County High School, William Monroe High School, Albemarle County High School, Western Albemarle High School, Waynesboro High School, Charlottesville High School, and Madison County High School.
The tournament is Aug. 3 at the Lake Monticello Golf Course, and more information on donating can be found here.