Virginia College co-sponsors Calhoun charity event in Montgomery

Aug 24, 2011

Virginia College served as one of the title sponsors for the Greg Calhoun Foundation Celebrity Extravaganza, a charity event in Montgomery held this past August. Celebrities in attendance included Evander Holyfield, Teddy Gentry, Cornelius Bennett and American Idol Rubin Studdard.

The benefiting charities were the Sickle Cell Foundations of Macon and Dallas Counties, Golf First, the Calhoun P.A.R.I.S. Parenting Scholardome Program and the R.E.S.T.O.R. Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

A pairing party at the Renaissance Hotel and golf tournament at Wynlakes Country Club included Avy Stein, Chairman of the Board, Education Corporation of America (ECA), Virginia College's parent company; Chris Ducote, Campus President, Virginia College in Montgomery; Chris Bohem, CFO, ECA; Ryan Brewer, Controller, ECA; Mike Largent, President, Golf Academy of America (GAA); Greg Gossett, PGA, Campus Director for the proposed GAA campus in Dallas; and others.

The weekend's events also included a 5K Code Blue Walk for Prostate Cancer, a concert by recording artist KEM, a Community Day, riverboat cruise and a Golf First youth golf clinic featuring Lee Elder, PGA and Greg Gossett, PGA.

Students from Virginia College in Montgomery's Nursing, Medical Assistant and Therapeutic Massage programs got involved by participating in the prostate cancer awareness walk, performing blood pressure checks during the Community Day and giving complimentary chair massages at the golf tournament. Students from the Therapeutic Massage program are pictured above.