McPherson, Kansas – It has been quite a season for both the Central Christian Men's…
McPherson, Kansas – Each year, the NCCAA holds its Pro-Am golf tournament, which includes a college scholarship round as part of the event. In this round teams of four, representing their respective NCCAA member schools, compete to earn scholarship money for their school via multiple formats. Central Christian College of Kansas is happy to announce that this year the Central team, comprised of former CCCK President, Hal Hoxie (CC ’79), Board Member David Schimke (CC ’79), Tim Harland, and Luke Cureton, placed first in this round, earning CCCK the $3000 John & Jody Wheeler Ministry Scholarship. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student-athlete who is a missions or ministry-related major.
Central’s recipients of this generous scholarship are sophomore softballer Madison Morton of Simi Valley, California, and freshman golfer Drake Day of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Congratulations to both on earning this prestigious scholarship.
In addition to the missions/ministry scholarships, the 2021 Pro-Am, which has a goal of fundraising for student-athletes, coaches, and sports ministry trips, raised over $20,000 in support. These funds will assist the NCCAA in sharing the Gospel around the world through athletics outreach. Many lives are changed each year through these trips.
In a letter to President Lenny Favara (CC ’89, ’91), Dan Wood, the Executive Director of the NCCAA wrote,
We are pleased to award the John & Jody Wheeler Ministry Scholarship to Central Christian College of Kansas and trust you will select a deserving student-athlete to receive it. We are thankful that you are members of the NCCAA and covet your prayers on behalf of the work of our association. May God bless your efforts at CCCK.
In response to this achievement, President Favara stated,
We deeply appreciate the willingness of folks like Hal and Dave, who are willing to represent the needs of students and who have the skills to make that representation profitable. There are student today who are benefiting from the investment of their time and talent. Thank you!
ABOUT CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS
Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central go to centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up. Visit ccctigers.com for all things athletics.