Rachel Blasingame was not a golfer but more than 140 students have benefited from scholarships created by a tournament raising funds in her name, helping them attend the university she planned to graduate from one day.
The 12th annual Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held June 1 benefiting the Rachel Blasingame Endowed Scholarship at Abilene Christian University. Blasingame, a junior at Mesquite (Texas) High School when she died in a 2003 car accident caused by a drunk driver, had plans to graduate from ACU as have many other of her family members.
This year’s tournament will be held at Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Rockwall, Texas. Visit the tournament website to reserve your spot or one for your foursome, and learn about sponsorship opportunities. A $100 entry fee includes breakfast, lunch, a raffle and silent auction. The tournament is a scramble format with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Rachel’s parents are Guy (’79) and Julie (Grasham ’80) Blasingame of Mesquite.