15th Annual Golf Tournament for the Debbie Jackson & Darrell Pridemore Memorial Scholarship Foundation
The golf tournament was a huge success again this year earning over $29,000 to support scholarships for Douglas County High School seniors who’ve overcome adversity in their lives to pursue higher education.
This year alone, $16,000 in scholarships were donated to 4 Douglas County HS seniors and more are planned for coming years. Over $100,000 has been donated over the last 15 years. Donors and over 140 golfers alike enjoyed one of the most successful golf tournaments yet. Plum Creek Golf Club and their customer-focused staff have been a huge factor in the Foundation’s success this year. “The course was in great shape and the golf was outstanding!” Thanks again to all our incredible sponsors, donors and participants…what an amazing year!
Look for notices of our next memorial scholarship tournament next July 27, 2018 (always the last Friday in July).
About the Debbie Jackson & Darrell Pridemore Memorial Scholarship Foundation
The Debbie Jackson Memorial Scholarship was originally created in 1986 by Bunny and Wayne Jackson in memory of their daughter Debbie who died after a long and courageous battle with cancer in 1985 at the age of 24. Debbie was diagnosed with cancer when she was a senior at Columbine High School in Littleton.
In 2005, the Debbie Jackson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization was created to support the original scholarship that was given out at Columbine United Church and to add 2 additional scholarships for Douglas County students.
In 2007, the Board of Directors voted to remove the original scholarship from Columbine United Church and increase the amount on the Douglas County Scholarships to $2,500. Later in 2007, the Board voted again this time to increase the amount of the scholarships to $3,000 and add a third scholarship. These scholarships help students with some of the costs associated with attending college.
In November 2016, the foundation expanded to include the Pridemore family who has been active supporters of the Debbie Jackson & Darrell Pridemore Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament for years. Darrell Pridemore battled cancer for seven years, passing away in July 2016. The Pridemore’s own and operate the Pride Auto Care shops in the south metro area and have been a committed and integral part of the Parker community for many years. Darrell’s daughter Mallory, was one of the 2016 scholarship recipients.
For more information or to volunteer for next year, please visit their website at DebbieJackson.org