Gilliam Golf Tournament marks 28th year

Kami Shrum with the Gilliam Foundation poses with the tournament’s championship flight winners Clinton and Jason Hall, along with her sons Jayden and Jaxton and her father, Barry Tice (far right), all of the Gilliam Foundation.

One hundred four golfers teed off at Oakridge Golf Course in Huntsville on July 16 in support of the Terry L. Gilliam Foundation. The monies raised from the golfers and generous sponsors go to support scholarships and grants for Huntsville students and teachers.

2016 marked the 28th year for the tournament, which is held in remembrance of Terry L. Gilliam, who was an accomplished 1965 graduate of Huntsville High School. He was as gifted academically as he was athletically, and gave his life in Vietnam while saving his unit.

Foundation members expressed their gratitude to the golfers and sponsors.

“This is one of the oldest benefit golf tournaments in Arkansas, and the credit goes to those people who continually lend their support to this worthy cause,” said Barry Tice, chairman of the Gilliam Foundation. 

The recipient of the 2016   Gilliam Foundation Scholarship was River Gosvener of Huntsville High School. He was a high honors graduate and salutatorian for his class, earning numerous awards for athletics and academics.

Gosvener will attend Arkansas Tech University, where he will play basketball and major in mathematics. He also plans on one day becoming a coach.

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