Golf Tournament raises over $19,000 for new scholarship

Golf Tournament raises over $19,000 for new scholarship

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (KAIT) - Cherokee Village had over 50 teams participate in a golf tournament honoring the late Kevin King on June 8.

King was a circuit judge for the Third Judicial District and was heavily involved in his community, even helping start Highland School District’s football team.

“He just always had a giving heart,” said King’s sister, Deanna Strobbe.

John Kunkel was chairman of the Kevin King Memorial Tournament. Kunkel said this was the largest inaugural golf tournament the area has had in over a decade.

There were over 100 people at the tournament Saturday.

Strobbe said the number of people who came out in support of her brother showed the family how much he meant to the community.

“Some people were local but some people came from far away and that just kind of showed me how well he was loved, and how much he did for our community,” said Strobbe.

The tournament raised over $19,000 for a single parent scholarship in King’s honor.

“We have a legacy of someone who just passed that we have an opportunity to honor,” said Kunkel. “And really the single parent foundation mirrored what Judge King’s legacy was.”

The new scholarship is for the Third Judicial District and Fulton County, you can find the requirements and application here.

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