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Doug Potts BEAF Golf Classic set for July 10


This year’s annual Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation (BEAF) golf tournament will partner with the Doug Potts Memorial Scholarship to raise monies to support the overall BEAF programs, including a newly created scholarship in Potts’ memory.

The four-person scramble, the Doug Potts BEAF Classic for Kids, is set for Monday, July 10 at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar with tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Online partnership and registration is at bolivarschoolsfoundation.org. The deadline is June 20.

According to BEAF Board President Brady Vestal, the foundation has held the annual tournament to benefit Bolivar students and graduates.

“Whether it be providing dual-credit tuition or scholarships for college, trade school or advanced training, or classroom support; this tournament has made a significant impact on local students, says Vestal. “Combining our efforts with the Potts family will only make a bigger difference for more students.”

The Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation (BEAF) was created in 1991. Its purpose is to fund programs and projects for the benefit of Bolivar R-1 Schools. Independent from the Bolivar R-1 School District, BEAF adheres to the mission and goals of the district and uses tax-deductible contributions to support and enhance the school, students, teachers and staff. More than $1 million has been provided by BEAF to support educational programs, capital improvements, classroom needs and scholarships.

Jennifer Potts Randolph, daughter of Coach Doug Potts, says the family had looked for a way to best use donations made in her father’s honor as well as a means to manage the funds and implement scholarships to benefit local students.

“Dad was all about all students,” says Randolph. “He might be a little embarrassed we’ve named a tournament after him, but I think he’d get over it when he realized how many more students will benefit with our partnership with BEAF. As a family, we’re excited to keep helping in dad’s name and very humbled by the response we’re already receiving.”

During his time with the Bolivar R-1 School District, Coach Potts served as longtime football and track coach and as the district’s activities director, making a significant impact on hundreds of students.

After his death in 2017, Coach Potts’ family decided to continue his legacy of helping students by establishing a scholarship in his honor through BEAF. The scholarship will help deserving students continue their education whether in college, trade school or other certified programs.

For more information about the Doug Potts Memorial Scholarship, contact Randolph at jen4fr@gmail.com, or to learn more about BEAF, contact Vestal at info@bolivarschoolsfoundation.org.