Barnes Scholarship Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament Photo

Dr. Thomas L. Barnes Veteran Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

hosted by the

WCC Educational Foundation Appalachian Warrior Foundation 

Where:   Wytheville Golf Club (WGC)

Time & Dates: Hybrid Format-Play on Friday, October 7, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m., (the Barnes Family will be in attendance that day), or play anytime, Monday-Friday, October 8 - November 4, 2022 (schedule tee time/date seven days in advance with WGC). 

Cost: $240 a team ($60 a player)  *Veterans receive a discount. The discount is applied in the registration link.

Lunch is on your own, but the Wytheville Golf Club Restaurant is offering a special, "The Warrior Lunch" for tournament players. Each player will receive a gift bag. 

Winners will be announced on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2022.

Golfers may register through the WCC Educational Foundation prior to the event and coordinate a tee time with the WGC. WGC asks that you give a seven-day notice if playing after October 7. 

Become a Sponsor and help a Veteran Student. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Hole Sponsor: $100 (includes your names or business logo on a poster and flyers to be displayed at the Wytheville Golf Club, posted on the Wytheville Community College website on the Dr. Thomas Barnes Veteran’s Golf Tournament webpage, and promoted through local and social media)
  • Green Sponsor: $250 (includes your names or business logo on a poster and flyers to be displayed at the Wytheville Golf Club, posted on the Wytheville Community College website on the Dr. Thomas Barnes Veteran’s Golf Tournament webpage, and promoted through local and social media)
  • Associate Sponsor: $500 (includes your names or business logo on a poster and flyers to be displayed at the Wytheville Golf Club, posted on the Wytheville Community College website on the Dr. Thomas Barnes Veteran’s Golf Tournament webpage, and promoted through local and social media and one team entry fee waiver)
  • Tournament Sponsor: $1,000 (includes your names or business logo on a poster and flyers to be displayed at the Wytheville Golf Club, posted on the Wytheville Community College website on the Dr. Thomas Barnes Veteran’s Golf Tournament webpage, and promoted through local and social media and two team entry fee waivers)

This tournament is hosted by the WCC Educational Foundation in conjunction with the Appalachian Warrior Foundation.

Dr. Thomas L. Barnes served as the Dean of Students at Wytheville Community College from 1972-2004. Along with serving as the Dean, he was the Director of Veteran Affairs for Wytheville Community College.  Dr. Barnes graduated in 1964 from Penn State University with his doctorate degree in education, afterward accepting the position at Wytheville Community College.  Dr. Barnes served honorably in the United States Navy from (1964-2002) and retired as a Naval Captain holding many high-ranking positions at various duty stations around the world.  Dr. Barnes led and managed various activities in Wytheville and surrounding county communities, along with serving as the president of the Lions Club.  Dr. Barnes was a soldier, educator, and community leader, and the Appalachian Warrior Foundation Scholarship Fund set in his honor provides the same opportunities for other veterans. Dr. Barnes not only served our country honorably but also helped to educate others along the way. Dr. Barnes was a dedicated proponent of higher education, and the scholarship fund will be a lasting symbol of his passion and generosity. 

For more information on the foundation:  http://appalachianwarriorfoundation.org/index.html