FARMINGTON -- Davis Applied Technology College students looking for financing to bridge their scholarship, and graduating high school seniors looking for a safe place to celebrate, are some of the many beneficiaries of the Davis County Commissioner's Cup golf tournament.
The 14th annual tournament, held Aug. 17 at Valley View Golf Course in Layton, raised $18,000 in proceeds, county officials say.
The funds will be used to assist programs or organizations benefiting the youths.
Because of increased player participation, this year's event generated $1,000 more in proceeds than last year's event, said Davis County Commissioner Louenda Downs.
"The heightened interest in this year's tournament seemed to be a combination of returning participants who love the tournament, those who love to golf the course, those who love the youth programs its supports, and those businesses who look at this as a way to show support and thanks for their partnership in some way with the county," she said.
Kent Sulser, Davis County Community and Economic Development director, said, "The Davis County Commissioner's Cup golf tournament has been held annually since 1999 to raise funds to benefit the youth of Davis County through various educational programs.
"Since then, thousands of youth have benefited thanks to the generous participation of community partners at the annual tournament."
Some of the organizations that received funding in the past are the Davis School Foundation, for its Safe Night graduation parties, and the DATC, which uses some of the proceeds to help students bridge tuition payments.
For those individuals, programs or organizations interested in applying for the funding, applications are available at www.daviscountyutah.gov or at the commission's office in the Memorial Courthouse in downtown Farmington.
The applications are due back to the county by 5 p.m. Oct. 28.
The 15th annual Commissioner's Cup has been scheduled for Aug. 15, 2012, at the Davis Park Golf Course in Kaysville.