The 2013 Western Amateur raised $150,000 for the Evans Scholars Foundation, it was announced Wednesday.
“When first approached about hosting the Western Amateur, I knew it was important for the tournament to be a first class experience as well as financially beneficial for the Western Golf Association,” said Warren Stephens, founder of The Alotian Club in Roland, Ark., which hosted the event. “This donation is a direct result of the incredible support from the patrons, the sponsors, and the volunteers.”
Established by Charles Evans, the Evans Scholars Foundation grants full academic and housing scholarships to caddies of modest means.
“Warren Stephens and The Alotian Club have demonstrated exceptional support for our Western Amateur and also for our Evans Scholars program,” said John Kaczkowski, the foundation’s president and CEO. “This generous financial contribution underscores the value of their commitment to our championships and scholarships and will help us offer a life-changing educational opportunity to more young men and women.”