South Puget Sound Community College Foundation Annual Clipper Scramble Golf Tournament Supports Student Success at Exciting New Location


One of SPSCC Foundation’s most exciting signature fundraising events is the annual Clipper Scramble golf tournament. This event helps advance student success and support aspiring student athletes. Each year, sponsors and community donors come together on the golf course to have fun while supporting the Foundation’s commitment to creating equal opportunity for students to continue their education. Through their combined fundraising efforts this long-standing event has helped the Foundation raise over $1 million for emergency grants and scholarships for local students attending South Puget Sound Community College. “The Clipper Scramble has helped us raise significant funding every year to help support student success,” shares Director of Development Christine Hoffmann. “As the foundation that supports SPSCC, we fundraise to support student success and meet emerging needs for the college.”

SPSCC student athletes and coaches have supported the Clipper Scramble for many years. Don’t miss your chance to meet them out on the course at this year’s event. Photo credit: Shanna Paxton

Annual Clipper Scramble Brings Golf and Community Together at Tumwater Valley Golf Club

For the first time, the Clipper Scramble tournament will be hosted at the Tumwater Valley Golf Club, the home of South Puget Sound Community College’s very first Men’s and Women’s Golf Program formed in fall 2023. SPSCC is eager to highlight the new program and students are excited to participate in Clipper Scramble games and activities on their home turf this year.

SPSCC Head Golf Coach Russ Olsen has worked diligently to form the Clipper Golf Team and sees this as a huge win to support student golfers so they can stay in Thurston County while pursuing their sport at the collegiate level. As the Operations Supervisor for Tumwater Valley Golf Club, he is also thrilled to further the community connections between the City of Tumwater and integral organizations like South Puget Sound Community College. “Our main focus with the golf team was to help students play post-high school golf without having to leave the area,” he shares. “Tumwater Valley Golf Club and Tumwater Parks and Recreation is all about partnership, so we are excited to be a part of building on the athletic teams here.”

Part of the fundraising efforts supports student athletes, who face the challenges of performing at high athletic levels while maintaining academic excellence and balancing finances. “It is hard for athletes to maintain employment because they have rigorous academic schedules on top of busy seasons of practices, exercise, playing games and competing in tournaments,” explains Christine. “At the Clipper Scramble, you get to see our amazing student athletes in action.”

SPSCC women’s golf coach Dominique Springer with student Grace H. Photo credit: Sara Gettys.

Sponsor the Clipper Scramble and Support College Students with a Fun Day of Golf

There are still spots open to sponsor this impactful and exciting event, with tiers for every budget so any business owner can get in on supporting this great cause. Beyond logos, tables and banners, your business can compete in the event as a team.

Recreation and community service are two great ways for your work team to bond, and the Clipper Scramble Golf Tournament brings both together for one fun, purposeful event. Register to join the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Foundation on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Tumwater Valley Golf Club and hit the green to help raise money for our local community college students. Great tee prizes, Clipper swag, and fun games await community members at this annual golf tournament. Sponsorship is the best way to secure your spot in this popular tournament, so register online today!v

South Puget Sound Community College men’s golf team player Ripley S. at Tumwater Valley Golf Club course. Photo credit: Sara Gettys.

Thanks to Tournament Sponsor TwinStar Credit Union, and other local sponsors, the Clipper Scramble serves as a great community connection point for local business owners, community partners and South Puget Sound Community College.

South Puget Sound Community College Foundation Board Member and Clipper Scramble Committee Chair Tony Lindgren shares: “This year’s tournament is shaping up to be a great event, with a mix of fun traditions and new and exciting surprises for our players. I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our planning committee and tournament sponsors whose generous support is instrumental in making this all possible. We’re looking forward to a day filled with generosity, competition, and fun out on the course.”

With a fun event like the Clipper Scramble, it is easy to come out and show your support for a great cause. Register as a sponsor to join the fun and support a great cause!

2024 Clipper Scramble
June 7, 2024
11 a.m. Shotgun start
Tumwater Valley Golf Club
4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Tumwater

For more information, visit the SPSCC Foundation Events webpage.

South Puget Sound Community College Foundation
2421 Heritage Court SW 4th Floor, Olympia


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