Annual Scholarship Banquet
presented by Alvarez & Marsal

Upcoming: August 2023

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The 2022 Annual Scholarship Banquet presented by Alvarez & Marsal was held on Tuesday, August 2nd at Tchefuncta Country Club. Our Sponsors, Proud Partners, Raising Cane's Player of the Year Award recipients, Charlie Knox Sportsmanship Award recipients, Dr. John and Helen Moore Distinguished Service Award recipient, and Kelly Gibson Foundation scholarship recipients were proudly recognized that evening. Click here to read the press release.

About

At the end of each summer, our sponsors, community partners, and Kelly Gibson Foundation scholarship recipients and their parents are invited to our Annual Scholarship Banquet. Created in 2009, this annual event is a way to honor our Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour players and Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Mentors and all of their accomplishments both on and off the golf course. In the past, this event included an attendance of around 300 people where all trophies and medals were awarded to the top finishers. A different approach was taken in 2020 to minimize crowd size and highlight KGF scholarship recipients at the banquet exclusively. We now present all 1st place trophies and 2nd and 3rd place medals to the top finishers, take photos and recognize them on social media at the conclusion of each tournament.

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Kelly Gibson Foundation Scholarship

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The Kelly Gibson Foundation, along with its community partners, awarded $62,500 in college scholarships to twenty-eight (28) deserving recipients on August 2nd, 2022. Click here to view the 2021 Kelly Gibson Foundation scholarship recipients.

Raising Cane's Player of the Year Awards

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2022

Owen Lejeune

Cullen Ledet

Logan Jensen

Morgan Hebert

Dwayne Heron

Evelynn Artieta

Vivi Volion

Liza Lapeyre

2018

Jack Lawson
Hunter McDermott
Owen Hayden
Brett Baker
Vincent Almerico
Sophia Macias
Morgan Guepet
Callee Breland

2021

Augustin Gros

Jack Lawson

Kyle Traub

Joshua Achord

Grayson Glorioso

Scarlett Kirsch

Morgan Guepet

Sarah Hodson

2017

Sean Williams

Preston Giroir

Miles Merlin

Mikey Landry

CJ Blagrove

Sophia Macias

Ava McGoey

Morgan Guepet Callee Breland

Ali Prescott

2020

Augustin Gros
Hunter McDermott
Morgan Hebert
Riley Hnatyshyn
Grayson Glorioso
Kenley Archer
Sarah Meral
Reese Drezins

2016

Hunter McDermott

Owen Hayden

Andrew Barreca

Zachary Barrios

Branden Tiblier

Catherine Lapeyre

Grace Jin

Maddy Boudreau

Ali Prescott

2019

Gavin McDermott

Logan Jensen

Joshua Achord

Griffin Dorr

Grayson Glorioso

Sophia Macias

Morgan Guepet

Callee Breland

The Raising Cane's Player of the Year in each age division is the player who earned the most combined points by the end of the regular season Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour tournaments. Winners of eligible age divisions (Boys 14-15 & 16-17, Girls 14-17) earn an invitation to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship.

Charlie Knox Sportsmanship Awards

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2022

Ashley Biehl &

Micah Biguenet

2018

 Grace Jin &

Sean Williams

2021

Kaitlyn Burnett &

Brandon Fuselier

2017

Sophia Macias &

Philip Pazos

2020

Abigail Achord &

George Birdrow

2016

 Chase Encalade & Christian Ward

2019

Claire Chauvin &

Branden Tiblier

2015

Ada Holmes &

Grant Goings

Each year, the Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour along with the New Orleans Golf Association (NOGA) awards the Charlie Knox Sportsmanship Awards.  Named after Charlie Knox, a former NOGA president and chairman of the junior committee, these awards are given to one male and one female Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour member that consistently portrayed excellent sportsmanship and an attitude that positively impacted other tour members.

Dr. John & Helen Moore Distinguished Service Award

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2022

Dennis Theriot

2018

Jimmy Headrick

2021

Duane Lorio

2017

Joe Miller

2020

NOGA Volunteers

2016

Clarence Steeg

2019

Rob Noel & James Leitz

2015

Dr. John & Helen Moore & Moe Powell

Established in 2015 and named after Dr. John & Helen Moore, this award is given to an individual who has dedicated their life to growing and developing the game of golf in the New Orleans area.