More than a golf tournament, Southeastern Classic makes eternal impact

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) celebrated another incredible year of 14th annual Southeastern Classic Golf Tournament. Between fundraising, sponsorships and participation at this year’s event, over $90,000 was raised. This year’s tournament was hosted at The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 14, 2020.

“North Carolina has a long, cherished history with the game of golf. Great professionals like Bill Haas, Davis Love III, and Webb Simpson all hail from the old North State,” said Drew Davis, associate director of Financial and Alumni Development. “The King, Arnold Palmer, even played his college golf on what is now Paschal Golf Club on the campus of Southeastern Seminary. It is only fitting that this great, global game would be used to help equip and send Great Commission students and graduates all over the world.” 

After nearly one and a half decades, the Southeastern Classic is continuing to make an eternal difference in the lives of students. In 14 years, SEBTS has raised over $900,000 to help alleviate tuition costs for students. This dollar amount is the equivalent of providing 110 students a full scholarship for a year. Every dollar given at the Southeastern Classic is making it possible for students to be further equipped in reaching the lost throughout North America and around the world. Tournament participants like Kyle Tucker understand that the Southeastern Classic is more than a tournament; it’s an opportunity to make an eternal impact in the lives of students and those to whom they will minister. 

“I was excited to play in this tournament because not only did we have a great time on the golf course together, we also were able to participate in the school’s mission of sending students around the world with the gospel,” said Tucker, a Southeastern Society member who has participated in the Southeastern Classic for nearly a decade with Captrust. 

This year’s Southeastern Classic had 36 teams and 144 registered players participate. For the third consecutive year, the tournament was divided into a morning and afternoon flight. SEBTS is grateful for the 63 sponsors who made this year’s tournament possible, including Deacon Companies who served as the Title Sponsor for this year’s tournament. Both Faith Baptist Church and Robling Medical Incorporated served as the Flight Sponsors.  

“This tournament has had a great financial impact for our students, and we believe it also has a tremendous eternal impact,” said Davis. “We look forward to hosting the 15th annual Southeastern Classic in the fall of 2021 as we strive to break $1,000,000 raised over the life of the tournament so that we can see even more students equipped and sent to GO.” 

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