Racquetball tournament raises more than $18,000 for scholarships

Reporters notebook

St. Pat’s Racquetball Tournament, the longest USRA sanctioned racquetball tournament in the state, has put more than $18,000 into the Clovis Community College general fund, school officials announced at Wednesday’s board meeting.
The 15th Annual event was held this year in mid-March.
According to a memo from CCC President Beverlee McClure to the Board of Trustees, the tournament has averaged about 70 players per year.
Mark Bussen, division chairman of health and physical education, has served as director of the event since its conception 15 years ago.
“The competition was furious and the sportsmanship exceptional. We had a great time and raised money for an important cause,” Bussen said. “It was due to the hard work and dedication of our staff and faculty that we could sponsor this event.”
Dollars are raised by sponsors who donate money to the tournament, the memo said.
More than 21 sponsors have donated funds ranging from $250 to $1,000, according to the memo.

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