By Austin Bishop
An annual golf tournament designed to honor a pair of beloved teachers who were killed in a tragic bus accident and raise scholarship funds for Choctaw County High School students in the process is set for this Saturday.
The Moss/Graham Classic, named in honor of Steven Moss and Phyllis Graham, was moved to Louisville Country Club this year in an effort to make more room available for teams. Registration for the three-person scramble will be open on Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. The cost is $50 per team.
The teams will play a 9-hole event on Saturday morning to open the 27-hole event, and then will play 18 more holes after the teams are flighted.
“We are looking for a big year,” said Gary Beals, one of the tournament organizers. “Last year we were able to give out six $500 scholarships. We are hoping to do at least that much this year.”
Beals said golfers will be provided with a hamburger lunch and hotdogs throughout the day. He also said there are several door prizes to be given away, including golf packages to Old Waverly, Reunion and Annandale. He also noted the support that Alfa and Farm Bureau had given to the event.
Graham and Moss were killed on Feb. 8, 2011 while escorting students of Ackerman High School on a field trip.
Beals said any senior student who attends Choctaw County High School are eligible to fill out an application for one of the scholarships. They can do so by going by the school counselor’s office.