Memorial Golf Outing Held to Raise Funds for Future Green Industry Scholarships
Sept. 21, 2023, PHOENIX—Representatives from Ewing Outdoor Supply’s Great Lakes Division presented $15,000 in scholarships to three Michigan State University students Sept. 14, 2023, while honoring the memory of Ewing Livonia Branch Manager Ray W. Bausick.
The second annual Ray W. Bausick Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Outing at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in Augusta, Michigan, brought together 112 Ewing employees, vendors and customers, 84 of whom golfed. All proceeds from the event will go toward future scholarships for students pursuing green industry degrees nationwide.
Bausick, a Michigan native and U.S. Navy veteran who joined Ewing in 2019, passed away Jan. 2, 2022, at 49.
His wife, Tina Bausick—a Ewing inside sales representative serving customers in the region—presented checks for $5,000 each to golf course turf management major Michael Doyle, and landscape architecture majors Felecia Morey and Ava Yon.
“It was truly amazing to have our three scholarship recipients join us,” she said. “I’m so grateful for the support from our vendors and customers, and I’m looking forward to the 2024 outing.”
Ewing Great Lakes Divisional Sales Manager Kevin Koss created the scholarship fund to honor Ray Bausick, who worked in the green industry for more than 20 years and loved sharing his passion for landscape architecture, agronomics and turf management with others.
“Ray recognized the impact the green industry has on the beauty of the world,” Koss said. “He is greatly missed by his family and friends at Ewing, and we are grateful to be able to carry on his legacy of taking care of others through these scholarships.”
To learn more about the scholarship, selection criteria and how to apply, visit Ewing’s scholarship page at bold.org. While there, you also can read the winners’ biographies and winning essays.
Koss said his team plans to grow the scholarship fund through additional activities and expand awards outside the Great Lakes region. To get involved or to make a donation, email Koss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now celebrating 100 years of serving the green industry, Ewing Outdoor Supply has worked to provide irrigation and landscape contractors products and services that offer value to green industry professionals. As the largest family-owned national supplier in the green industry, we offer products and education for irrigation and landscape, turf and land management, outdoor living, sports fields, golf and sustainable solutions. Our nationwide network of friendly, knowledgeable staff helps green industry professionals discover products and services for business success. From exceptional Blue Counter customer service to online account services and rewards programs like the ProAdvantage Program, you can lean on Ewing for all your green industry business needs.