The Southeast Minnesota Chapter 346 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), is excited about its upcoming annual scholarship golf tournament. The tournament this year is the 25th consecutive annual event.
This year’s event will be on Friday, August 16, at Willow Creek Golf Course. The day begins with registration at 11 a.m. with a noon tee-off, followed by a steak dinner and prizes at 5 p.m. The group still has golf foursome and sponsorship opportunities available and continues to seek donations for door prizes. Golfer and sponsor registration is available on Eventbrite.
Money raised from this event helps to support k-12 education programs and scholarships for those enrolled in college and trade programs that will allow them to pursue employment in the construction field. The main goal is to raise awareness of careers available for women in the construction industry and provide interested women access to resources to help make their goals possible.
In addition to the scholarship program, funds raised allow NAWIC to participate in the STEAM event hosted by Rochester Community and Technical College; the Block Kids program, which is an event where elementary-age children are encouraged to apply creative and practical thinking to build a structure; and other similar events throughout the year.
The Southeast Minnesota chapter of NAWIC awarded three $1,000 scholarships for the 2019-2020 year. This includes one through NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation, and two directly through the local chapter. Recipients this year were Madison McCullough, who will be studying architecture at the University of Minnesota, and Cassandra Hall, who will study interior design at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
Those who would like to participate can find registration and sponsorship information on the chapter’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NAWICSEMN.
About NAWIC 346
NAWIC Chapter 346 is based out of Rochester, Minn., and encompasses Southeast Minnesota. First chartered in 1993, the chapter is now more than 30 members strong and growing. Its mission is to support and encourage the growth of the number of women in the construction industry through scholarships and educational opportunities.