Supporters of the North Lamar Education Foundation gathered Saturday at Paris Golf and Country Club to play in the second Annual James A. Dawson Golf Tournament. This years’ tournament of thirty teams was held in memory of Darrell White and brought in $22,000 to be used for North Lamar scholarships.
White was a lifetime resident of Lamar County and a 1958 graduate of Powderly High School. He obtained his education at Paris Junior College and graduated from Sam Houston State University. White was employed by North Lamar ISD for 40 years as a teacher, coach, principal, and assistant superintendent of finance. He loved the game of golf and spent most days on the golf course after his retirement.
Larry Wooldridge, Joel Wofford, Bob Long, and Loy Dean Clark made up the Wooldridge Team and earned the winning gross score with a 53. The Harrison, Walker and Harper team of Cory Wood, Todd Morrison, Dustin Carr, and Darren Faucett won net with a score of 40. Thirty teams participated in the tournament to help raise scholarship money for North Lamar graduating seniors.
Following the tournament was a social and live auction held at Drakes Party Barn. Top items and bidders included: Two Crappie Dinners for 20 purchased by the pair of Richard Drake and Mark Buster for $2,500 and by James Dawson for $2,700; a weekend cabin at Broken Bow donated by Kenny Dority and purchased by Craig Burns of North Texas Fab for $1,200; and a Weekend Deer Hunt in Mason, Texas, donated by Curtis Meier and purchased by Clint Hildreth for $1,000. Other items and bidders were: Duck Hunt for Two donated by Bryan Glass of Red Leg Outfitters and purchased by Billy Don Spencer; BBQ Dinner for 20 donated by Jim Davis/Williams Sporting Goods and purchased by Jon Landers; $1,000 Lawn Care donated by Daughtrey’s Lawn Care and purchased by Dawson; and 4 Texas Ranger Tickets with Parking Pass purchased by Kenny Dority. Approximately $10,000 was raised during the live auction.