Thursday, October 09, 2008
FRANKLIN, Ky. - The annual Bison Golf Scramble went out on a high note.
It’s not ending, though. It’s being renamed to honor one of Lipscomb’s most avid athletics fans.
Thursday at the Kenny Perry’s Country Creek Golf Course a record number of golfers, more than 130, played in the scramble, one of the more popular events on the Lipscomb athletics calendar. One of the big announcements during the awards dinner was that the event is now known as the Barry Brewer Golf Scramble.
It is a fitting honor since Brewer spent many years as a founder, salesman, recruiter and director of the Bison Golf Scramble.
“Barry has contributed so much to the heart and soul of athletics here at Lipscomb,” said Scott Saunders, major gifts officer in the Office of Development. “He is a member of our Hall of Fame. And in many ways this has been a Hall of Fame type of event.”
A new green, purple and white logo was unveiled at the dinner.
Brewer, a former tennis player for the Bisons, is an avid supporter of all the athletic programs at Lipscomb. He was director of the Bison Club, now known as the Champions Club, for two years.
Brewer is also a member of the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 2003 for his meritorious service to the athletics program.
Brewer serves as CEO of 21st Century Christian & Bookstore.
He and his wife, Debbie, have two children; Martha Ann Hawkins who teaches at Lipscomb Campus School and Tyne, a student at Lipscomb University.