The 7th annual J.B. Blakeman Memorial Golf Scramble was held on Sept. 8 at Eagle Trace Golf Course. It was a beautiful day of golf with great friends, remembering a very special man, Jeff "JB" Blakeman.
The Blakeman family is very proud and happy to report that with the help of this great community, as of this date, we have awarded $18,000 in scholarships to some very deserving fine young men. All proceeds from the day's event, which also includes a live auction, are deposited into the JB Blakeman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Morehead State University. We award four scholarships at the golf scramble and will award three more in the spring semester.
The Blakeman family continues to be so humbled by all of their family and friends, their Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers and their Chi Omega sisters for all of their love and continued support and with all of their help in keeping the golf scramble going from year to year.
We can never thank each and every one of you enough. Thank you also to my SigEp brothers, Logan Donathan, who is a recipient of both the JB Blakeman Scholarship and the New Flyer Award for all that you did to make the scramble a huge success and Donovan Cyrus, who is also a recipient of JB's scholarship for your awesome pictures throughout the day. You both are truly balanced men and great representatives of Sigma Phi Epsilon and are always paying it forward! Thank you both!
We would also like to thank the teams, golfers, the hole sponsors, the businesses and friends who continue to contribute year after year. We can never thank you all enough for your continued support and we so appreciate all that you continue to do for us in helping to keep JB's memory alive.
The golf scramble would not be a reality without my dear sweet supportive family and friends, especially Greg Haney, Todd Pratt, Mark Owens, Greg Sprowles, the Barhorst family, Kenna Allen Gauche, Jeffrey Liles, and my bank family, you all mean the world to me and I thank you for your love and continued support to not only me and my family but in keeping the golf scramble going year to year, making it bigger and better but more importantly thank you for your love and your friendship. I love each and every one of you so very much and you are so appreciated more than you will ever know.
Congratulations to this fall's recipients: Noah Damron, Trent Liles and Nick Smith. They each received a $500 scholarship and to Conner Barker, who received the New Flyer Award and received a $250 scholarship. Chi Omega sorority also received a donation of $250 to be used as needed.
We would also like to congratulate the winning team of Eagle Finance; Bill McGhee, Tony Salyers, Will Wilson and Jimmy Watson.
Very special thanks to Mike Thomas and Frito Lay, Joey Sloan and Little Debbie, Billy Fouch and Downtown BP, Robbie McGrath and Wendy's, Mark Owens and Tri County, Trent Hamilton and Heiner's, Marvin and Lucy Moore, Jenny Oney and Embroidery Unlimited, Scott Napier and Wal-Mart, Barbara Cornett and Allen's, Fred and Sonic, Eddie Johnson and Ole Season Shoppe, Regina Caskey and Caskey's Jewelry, Nancy Ryan and Creative Touch, Dale Carpenter and Holbrook Drug, Robin Craft and Scrub Shack, Christy Adams and Bypass Pawn, Joshua and Arby's, Scott Templeton and Tin Woof Inn, Ty and Larry Fannin Chevrolet, Diana Collins and Collins Farm Bureau, Todd Pratt and Carter Co. Farm Bureau, Larry Knipp and Knipp Farm Bureau, Tammy Gulley and Mary Kaye, Lana Root and Root-A-Bakers, Rodney Roe and Sunshine World, Linda Simpson, Leigh Ann and Expressions, Cloa Adams and All Paws Boutique, The Boot Ranch, Bill Redwine and the MSU Bookstore, Brian Hutchinson and MSU Athletics, Stephanie Evans and Zumba, Coach Bradbury, Wes Holland and Edward Jones, Josh Teater, Lee Chaney, Dana Vise, Kally Kappes Barnett, Justin Brown and Eagle Trace Golf Course, Sammy Holbrook, Karen Thompson and Whitaker Bank, Mark Yenney, Total Care Pharmacy, Scott Poage and American Business Systems, Ryan Neff and The Citizens Bank, Billy McGhee and Eagle Finance, Kendall Barney and One on One Tax and Financial, Rick Rogers, Mark Baber and Dole, Morgan Wages and Kaelynn's Boutique, Big 4 Lumber, Mark Combs and 4 Roses, Barhorst LLC, Kari Flanders and HEP, Jim Caudill, Tony Netherly and All Seasons, MSU Alumni Association, Kevin Anderson and 1 st National Bank, Chris Claxon and BancCard, Kim's Comer, Red Bull, Eric and Wheelpower Auto LLC, Fareed Kouney, Frank Skaggs, Cam Plank, Don Senor, Chelsea and Bombshell Boutique, Reagan and Ivy Jo Boutique, Dominos, Julie Ginter and Atkinson Florist, Rhett Hughes and HSN, Paul Butcher, Jason Marion, Rocky Adkins, Ale 8, Logan Donathan and The Donathan family, Eric Schwarber, Brad Hicks, David Chamness, Hunter Rutland, Tony Salyers, Randy Dennis, Jeff Fossitt, Chris Hess, Rob Beighle, Matt Fyffe, Dave Rose, Casey Lowe, Shane Stevens, Harold Chapman, Todd and Blake Barhorst, Chad Rudd, Haydon Pratt, Bob Wells, Chris Stull, Casey Berry, Scott Wilburn, Scott Stinson, Will Wilson, Steve Robertson, Rodney Gahn, AJ Phillips, Henry Almiron, Desmond Claytor, Bill Brock, Ty Stewart, Eric Brentlinger; Brett Redwine, Chris LeForge, Jim Solter, Junior Handshoe, Gabe Brown, Chase Flannery, Ray White, Jimmy Watson, Phillip Blakeman, William Phelps, Leigh Ann Moore, Kevin Hayes, Landon Hogge, Jim Smith, Kevin Auton, Coach Preston Spradlin, Coach Matt Martin, JB Kidd, Mike Crotty, Mike and Drema Price, Matt Griggs, KY Zeta "Green Knights", Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Volunteer Corp., Donovan Cyrus, Michelle Haney, Ty and Missi Fannin, Scott and Diana Collins. Please forgive us if we left anyone out because it was definitely not our intent.
Seven years have passed since the loss of our sweet JB but he will never be forgotten because of each and everyone of you and please know that each and every one of you will never be forgotten by the Blakeman family! Thank you all again for your continued love, support, friendship, kindness and for all that you do for us every single day and there are no words for the sincere gratitude that we have for you and this wonderful community. It's team work that makes the dream work and together we are making the JB Blakeman Memorial Scholarship Fund Dream work! Thank you all again so very much and I LOVE YOU TODAY!
Vicki Collins Blakeman, Taylor Blakeman Barney, Kennedy Blakeman