Annual Scholarship Banquet
presented by Alvarez & Marsal
August 1st, 2023
The 2023 Annual Scholarship Banquet presented by Alvarez & Marsal was held on Tuesday, August 1st 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.
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.
Kelly Gibson Foundation Scholarship
The Kelly Gibson Foundation, along with its community partners, awarded $66,000 in college scholarships to twenty-nine (29) deserving recipients on August 1st, 2023. Click here to view the 2023 Kelly Gibson Foundation scholarship recipients.
Raising Cane's Player of the Year Awards
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
Hagen Reitzell &
Claire Chauvin &
Ada Holmes &
Ashley Biehl &
Grace Jin &
Kaitlyn Burnett &
Sophia Macias &
Abigail Achord &
Chase Encalade & Christian Ward
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
Rob Noel &
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.