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Kelsey Hall Golf and Tennis Classic will benefit memorial scholarship in agriculture

Feb. 22, 2008 -
- The Kelsey Hall Golf and Tennis Classic will be held at RidgePointe Country Club on Saturday, March 8, to benefit the Kelsey Hall Excellence in Agriculture Memorial Scholarship at Arkansas State University. The scholarship is offered to students majoring in Agricultural Business at ASU.

Kelsey Hall, who died in June 2007, was a farmer and a member of the Craighead County Farm Bureau. His family was named the 1993 Craighead County Farm Family of the Year, and Hall himself was named the 2006 Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Farmer of the Year. Hall was also a former board member of the Craighead County Co-Op and the Community Leadership Board of Mercantile Bank. His wife, Stacy Gilmore Hall, is an ASU alumna, having earned both the bachelor of science and the bachelor of science in education degrees, and their daughter Evan Hall and son Sam Hall are both enrolled as current students at ASU.

The tournament portion of the event will be limited to the first 96 entrants for tennis and the first 96 entrants for golf. Anyone interested in entering both the golf and tennis categories of the tournament will be able to do so. The golf tournament will consist of an 18-hole scramble, and tee-off is at 9 a.m. The tennis tournament will consist of doubles in a team format, and the tournament starts at 5 p.m.

In addition to the golf and tennis tournaments, a social begins at 5 p.m. in the 19th Hole, with food and drinks. The entry fee of $150 includes entry fees for both the golf and tennis categories of the tournament. The fee also includes admission to the social for one person, as well as an official Kelsey Hall Tennis and Golf Classic t-shirt. Admission to the social is $75 per person, and includes great food and drinks.

Since tournament participation is limited to the first 96 entrants in both categories, fees and reply cards must be submitted by March 1. For more information, and to obtain entry forms and reply cards, contact Lindsay Burnett, development officer, Arkansas State University Office of Development, at (870) 972-2986 or via e-mail at


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