On May 17, Wickenburg Ranch, an active lifestyle resort community in historic Wickenburg, Arizona, supported the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation with an inaugural golf tournament.

Community supporters, 82 golfers, and 12 sponsors joined together to honor the spirit of Semper Fidelis at the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Inaugural Golf Tournament at Wickenburg Ranch, where $138,000 was raised. Funds raised at the golf tournament will help the Scholarship Foundation provide post-high school, undergraduate, and career technical education scholarships for the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen.

The Scholarship Foundation has been Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children for more than 55 years. This year alone, they awarded $7.2 million in scholarships to more than 2,330 students. At a time when the rising cost of higher education significantly outpaces the average military family income, scholarships make a significant difference in the lives of Marine families.

“The Van Tuyl Company firmly believes the children of our nation’s Marines should never be denied the opportunities their parents served to defend,” said Cassie Broemmer, tournament organizer and member of The Van Tuyl Company. “We greatly appreciate the support of Wickenburg Ranch and the participation of our many sponsors – your contributions made this event possible. With your help, we will continue to ensure that no Marine family in-need is left behind.”

In addition to raising $138,000 for the children of Marines, Wickenburg Ranch and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation auctioned off three Navy SEAL jump packages. The golf tournament also featured long-drive competitor, Mike Zeigler.

About Wickenburg Ranch: Located in historic Wickenburg, Ariz., Wickenburg Ranch is a luxurious all-ages community with a modern western flair, offering championship golf, innovative home designs, and a five-star resort club built on a spectacular site overlooking the golf course and serene desert terrain. For more information visit www.WickenburgRanch.com.

About the Scholarship Foundation: Established in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships for military children. Since its inception, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded $125 million in scholarships to 40,000 deserving families. For more information on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, please visit www.mcsf.org.