Golfing to support Virginia Tech student scholarships

Published 5:20 pm Monday, September 26, 2022

The 2022 Moses Clements Virginia Tech Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at the Emporia Country Club. The event is organized by the Greensville/Southampton Hokie Club and Alumni Chapter.

In a news release, the club and alumni chapter noted that over the last 26 years, it has supported first-year students entering Virginia Tech with total scholarships exceeding $50,000. These donations are supported by hole/meal/tournament sponsorships along with teams entering the annual Moses Clements golf tourney, as this is the one scholarship fundraiser annually.

This year, eight local students each received a $500 scholarship at the club and alumni chapter’s annual Scholarship Dinner. The students were Riley Araojo, Chloe Bunn, Mary Conner, Ashtyn Dunn, Henry Moore, Uraius Obey, Wyatt Roach and Ethan Skinner. The students were graduates of Greensville County High School, Southampton Academy and Southampton High School.

The golf tournament is named for Moses Clements, a beloved Hokie who passed away way too early. The scholarship program and the scholarship tournament both bear his name — the Moses Clements Virginia Tech Scholarship Program and the Moses Clements VT Scholarship Golf Tournament — in remembrance of his dedicated service to the club and especially the scholarship program. It was his annual joy to review and present the scholarships at the summer dinner.

This year the tourney event will begin at noon, starting with a box lunch and open driving range. There will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There is a per-player cost to play, which includes golf, golf cart, green fees, goody bag, beverages, two mulligans, box lunch and hors d’oeuvres after the tourney at the awards ceremony.

The Emporia Country Club is located at 578 Country Club Road in Emporia. Hole sponsorships are available and should be reserved within 20 days of Sept. 19 as the new signs may need to be produced and placed on the holes. Meal sponsorships and tournament sponsorships are also available.

To enter the 2022 Moses Clements VT Scholarship Golf Tournament or to be a hole, meal or tournament sponsor, contact Barry Grizzard at or by cellphone at 804-724-1773 or any Greensville/Southampton Hokie Club and Alumni Chapter Board Member — Kevin Swenson, Wilson Clary, Meade Horne, Mike Roach, Jeff Robinson, Hall Squire, Roly Weaver, Katie Richardson, Hunter Spiers, Blaire Short, Brian Thrower, Jeffrey Pope or President Matthew Lynch.