11 Years of Golf Raises $293,375 for Education

FAIRHOPE, Alabama—On Thursday, September 7th, the Baldwin County Education Coalition hosted the 11th Annual Golf Classic at Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope. Presented by Baldwin County Sewer Service, the Annual Golf Classic is the Baldwin County Education Coalition’s premier fundraising event.

More than 100 players hit the links for friendly competition, networking, and to raise funds for education in Baldwin County. This year’s event raised more than $32,000 bringing the 11-year total to $293,375 in net proceeds to support education. Through the outpouring of support for this event, the Baldwin County Education Coalition has been able to make a big impact on education in our communities over the last 10 years through:

-Hosting the Annual Gulf Regional Innovative Teaching Conference (GRITC)

-Advocating for education funding in Baldwin County and in Montgomery

-Facilitating the Community Advisory Task Force for community input for Baldwin County Public Schools

-Coordinating the ACT Work Ready Communities initiative in Baldwin County

-Facilitating grant funding for Guided Reading Short Reads, Teacher Professional Development, and to grow literacy-building classroom libraries in every elementary school in Baldwin County

-Hosting the Annual Teacher of the Year Banquet to recognize every school’s Teacher of the Year

-Coordinating Baldwin County Public Schools Strategic Plan steering committee sessions

-Launching the Faith Based Initiative – an effort to connect churches with the schools in their local communities

-Launching Palm Project – an initiative to provide tangible resources to students in Baldwin County to reduce barriers to learning, enhance academic achievement and support social-emotional development.

Baldwin County Sewer Service began the tournament in 2012 and selected the Coalition as their beneficiary as proceeds are used to serve the entire county. Since that inaugural tournament, Baldwin County Sewer has remained the Coalition’s largest corporate sponsor.

2023 Annual Golf Classic Winners:

-Closest to the Pin – Jack Burrell

-Longest Drive – Greg Hall

-4th Place Team – Tyndall Federal Credit Union

-3rd Place Team – The First Bank

-2nd Place Team – Identity Signs

-1st Place Team – SA Recycling




The Baldwin County Education Coalition is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that mobilizes resources (financial, volunteer, and in-kind services) to meet the needs of our public schools. The Coalition’s mission is to engage community shareholders in public education and to advocate with one voice for the success of every child in Baldwin County. The county’s six education foundations provide programs and services to the schools in their local communities, while the Coalition focuses on systemic initiatives that impact every child.