BRAWLEY â€”Â The Imperial Future Farmers of America (FFA) hosted its annual golf scramble fundraiser at the Del Rio Country Club where a few benefactors showed up to support Imperialâ€™s FFA program.
The tournament was a three-man scramble in which competitors paid to play or sponsored a hole, and the proceeds were earmarked for the students of Imperialâ€™s FFA group. The funds raised will help pay traveling expenses for leadership conferences and animal projects for the students.
Following the tournament, the FFA hosted refreshments and prizes awarded to the players of the evening, showing the group’s appreciation for all the volunteers and sponsors who made the event possible.
â€œEven though we did not have too big of a turnout this year, Iâ€™m still proud that the students in FFA came out to support our cause and raise all the money we can to make this year in FFA a success,â€ said Mike Campbell, Imperial ag teacher and FFA leader.
In FFA there is many things the money goes to, in order to allow the students to get all they can out of FFA, including countless leadership conferences in which students are taught by section or state officers about organizing and planning an event.
The main FFA projects are the students’ animals, and often, they must drive a great distance to purchase the pigs, calves, or sheep. Ag teachers and volunteers also drive to the farms in order to purchase the animals for the students.