Huntsville Championship Golf Tourney to Gain Cyber Scholarships

The initially Huntsville Championship golf match on the Korn Ferry Tour was planned for last

The initially Huntsville Championship golf match on the Korn Ferry Tour was planned for last April right before the pandemic brought the athletics environment to a halt.

But, from the silver lining class, there is a constructive as the Huntsville Championship options to as soon as once again maintain the inaugural tournament to be performed April 29-May well 2 at scenic Huntsville Mountain training course The Ledges.

The hold off permitted the development of the Fore Cyber Progress Scholarship Application, which according to a press launch from marketing agency Knight Eady, the tournament is working “in partnership with the Community Foundation of Higher Huntsville, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama A&M College, Huntsville and Madison Metropolis Schools, Madison County Faculties and corporate companions in the Office of Defense or govt contracting space on this new initiative.

“Through the partnership, the tournament seeks to build a additional value-effective engagement solution for the DoD/governing administration contracting community of the Rocket Town, assistance strategic cyber growth initiatives, persuade large school level college students to take part and excel in cyber training curriculum as effectively as manage a positive GPA and acquire a sustainable economical scholarship fund for Huntsville’s bigger education establishments,’’ the launch said.

The experienced Korn Ferry Tour is to golfing what Triple-A is to baseball. The tour, sponsored by a management consulting firm based mostly in Los Angeles, started in 1990 as the Ben Hogan Tour and is regarded a launching pad to the PGA.

“We are proud to lover with Knight Eady and the Huntsville Championship to start the new Huntsville Championship Fore Cyber Progress Fund at the Community Basis,” stated Melissa Thompson, CEO/president of the Group Basis of Greater Huntsville. “This fund will offer a lot-essential cyber security scholarships at Alabama A&M University and at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, even though at the same time supplying an more neighborhood advantage from sponsorships for the Huntsville Championship.”

The scholarship is accessible to college students graduating from Huntsville and Madison Metropolis Educational institutions or Madison County educational facilities who apply to UAH or A&M with an fascination in cyber associated fields. In accordance to Knight Eady media speak to Katie Stotts, the scholarships will be awarded by students’ “institutions/bursar’s business office and are based mostly on requests for financial aid.’’

According to the press release, regional providers concerned include Strata-G, PPT Answers, Sierra Nevada, Cintel, HigherEchelon, IroquiSysmtems, Qualis, Torch Systems, Freedom Authentic Estate and Bridgeworth Wealth Administration.

“When I 1st listened to about the Huntsville Championship Fore Cyber Progress application, to me it was a ‘no-brainer,’” claimed Jim Reeb, president of PPT Answers. “The system brings a concentrate on cyber system work by means of the totally unrelated location of expert golf. I hope a lot more organizations in the Tennessee Valley community will see how they can aid make a optimistic impression for superior faculty and higher education pupils by way of this scholarship funding option.

“The Huntsville Championship clearly offers an excellent networking prospect in between the students, providers and the golfing communities to enhance focus to this expanding and evolving discipline of cyber – and for positive we will witness some wonderful golfing along the way.”

The week of the match, attendance at venues such as hospitality tents will be restricted and social distance enforced.

“We will continue on to observe the available information and limits from the CDC as nicely as point out and nearby governments.’’