Over $500,000 in scholarships awarded to date

creating impact

Working Together

Making a difference

Since its inception, A Better Shot has used golf as a tool to create opportunity. Teaching children a game of rules, challenges, competition, values, and lessons that last a lifetime. 

We exist to positively impact the lives of young people within our local community using the game of golf. We give them the opportunity for a better shot at life.

This foundation is more than a gathering place for friends and families, it is a mechanism to further the future. Helping educate, support, and mentor children as they transform into promising young adults.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

1999  Marc Vasher  2003 Graduate of University of Miami-Business Administration  $6,000

2000  Christine Schilp-Mills  2004 Graduate – University of South Florida- Education  $6,000

2000  Amy Leach-Borg  2004 Graduate of St. Leo’s University-Accounting  $4,000

2001  Ashley Najar-Roura  2005 Graduate of University of Florida/Stetson Law School  $4,000

2001  Marie Vasher, MD PA  2005 Graduate of University of Miami-Pre-Med  $4,000

2001  Jessica Roach-Chandler  2006 Graduate of University of Miami – film studies  $6,000

2002  Matt Hipps  2006 Graduate of University of Miami 2022-PhD  $6,000

2002  Cassie Eagen-Sheffield  2006 Graduate of Mercer – Macon State Nursing School  $2,000

2003  Dan Rice  2006 AA Degree-Brevard Community College  $3,000

2003  Jessica Read  2007 Graduate from East Tennessee St.-Sports Medicine  $2,000

2004  Danny Claude  2008 Florida Atlantic University- Mgmt. Information Systems  $10,000

2005  Colleen Rice  2009 Graduate of Wofford College  MBA in Health Admin  $10,000

2006  Kathy Carney  2013 Graduate of University of North Florida-Special Education  $10,000

2007  Jesse Geriak  2011 Graduate of University of Virginia – History major  $10.000

2007  Kieran Gibson  2011 Graduate of Florida State University- GIS Mapping  $10,000

2008  Katie Fineran  2012 Graduate of University of South Florida- Speech Pathology  $10,000

2009  Kristen Galek-Culpepper  2013 Graduate Columbia St. – Georgia  $10,000

2010  Nicholas Williams  2013 Graduate of Florida State – Information Technology  $8,000

2010  Olivia Moon  2013 BA Florida Gulf Coast – Communication  $8,000

2011  Megan Gibson  2015 Graduate of Florida State – Nursing   $10,000

2011  Cara Zambella  2015 Graduate of University of South Florida-Speech Pathology  $10,000

2012  Monica Kolb  2016 Graduate of the University of Central Florida $10,000

2013  Yumi Fujii  2017 Graduate of Florida Atlantic University – Elem Education  $10,000

2014  Lauren Kelly  2016 graduate of State College of Florida – PT program $5,000

2014  Julianna Veloz-Austin  Graduate of Nursing Program through Southwestern State College  $5,000

2013  Thomas Prettyman  BA University of South Florida – Broadcast Media Production  $10,000

2014  Lindsay Copeman-Schoefield   State College of Florida- Accounting- Jodie Pearah Scholarship  $7,500

2014  Austin Frische  2018 Graduate Florida State BS Finance $10,000

2015  Marisabel Rodriquez  2018 Graduate from University of South Florida $7,500

2016  Jeffrey Booth  Associate of Science- Daytona State College $5,000

2017     Kayla Faircloth  State College of Florida  $2,500

2015  Richard Sommers  2021 Graduate of Florida State Law School $10,000

2016    Ronald Blem  2021 Graduate University of South Florida Civil Engineering $10,000

2019    Malori Onken  2022 Graduate from University of South Florida Elementary Education  $1,000

2019    Meadow Southworth  Pursuing golf and working at Heron Creek CC  $1,000

2017    Matthew Corcoran 2023 MA Graduate University of Florida-  $10,000

2017   Sean Hinkle  2022 MS Graduate University of Central Florida-pursuing PhD – $10,000

2017   Yui Fujii  2022 MS Graduate University of Florida World Health working in Atlanta for CDC  $15,000

2018   Sarah Bedford   2022 MA Graduate University of North Florida-Education  $10,000

2018   Hyasha Crumpton-Morrill  2022 MA Graduate University of Central Florida – H & R Block  $10,000

2018  Victoria Bortt  2022 Graduate University of S. Florida-  $5,000

2018  Tara Quinn  2021 BA Graduate Florida State University Events IMG Academy  $5,000

2019  Tate Cawthorne  Attending University of South Florida  $5,000

2019  Alicia Pappalardo  Attended University of South Florida – 2021 US Navy  $2,000

2019  Daniel Seibel  Attended State College of Florida – Server Magnolias $1,000

2020 Alvaro Amaya  Attended University of Central Florida  $1,500

2019 Matthew Engel BA University of Central Florida- Universal Studios  $5,000

2020 Marc Kaneko-Fujii-BS Graduate Florida Atlantic – applied to physical therapy program $15,500

2021 Hailey Lainhart 2023 BS Graduate Florida Gulf Coast – applied for grad school $14,000

2021 Alex Ackerson University of Alabama $7,000

2021 Jenna David State College of Florida $3,000

2021 Mei-Lee Mahannah Florida Atlantic University $4,000

 

2020 Ethan Nguyen-Do  Senior at University of South Florida – US Army officer upon graduation  $10,000

2020 Gabrielle Vetter  Senior Gulf Coast University – Public Health  –  $3,000

2020 Jacob Vetter  Senior University of Florida – Mechanical Engineering –   $3,000

2021 Thomas Blem  Junior University of South Florida  2021 $4,000 2022 $4,000  2023 $1,500-$9,500

2021 Reese Davids  Junior- Florida Gulf Coast University -Nursing  2021 $4,000 2023 $4,000 $8,000

2021 Dylan Pearl  Junior – University of South Florida  2021 $4,000  2022 4,000  2023 $4,000   $12,000

2021 Lauren Ragazzone  Junior – University of West Florida 2021 $7,000 2022 $4,000  2023 $4,000 $15,000

2022 Robert Booth  Sophomore – University of South Florida  2022 $5,000  2023 $5,0000  $10,000

2022 Mark Cicchella  Sophomore – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 2022  $5,000 2023 $5,000 $10,000

2022 Haley Gulsby  Sophomore – Concordia University-Chicago/Softball team 2022 $5,000 2023 $5,000 $10,000

2022 Nate Killian  Sophomore – Methodist University-PGM Program  2022 $5,000 2023 $5,000 $10,000

2022 Eddie Lainhart  Sophomore – Methodist/Florida Gulf Coast-PGM Program  2022 $5,000 2023 $5,000 $10,000

2022 Bryanna Robinson  Sophomore – Lynn University/St. College of FL,  2022 $3,000 2023 $3,000

2022 Jacob Storm  Sophomore – Florida Gulf Coast University  2022 $5,000 2023 $5,000

2023 Kendal Delarange  Freshman – Florida State University $5,000

2023 Madison Hansen  Freshman – Florida Gulf Coast University $5,000

2023 Stefan Iwasiw  Freshman – Gulf Coast University PGM Program $5,000

2023 Sean Perry  Freshman – University of South Florida $5,000

2023 Hannah Seckel  Freshman University of Central Florida– $5,000

 

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CURRENT SCHOLARS

2020 Ethan Nguyen-Do  Senior at University of South Florida – US Army officer  Total to be   $10,000

2020 Gabrielle Vetter  Senior Gulf Coast University  –  $3,000

2020 Jacob Vetter  Senior University of Florida  –   $3,000

2021 Thomas Blem  Junior University of South Florida  2021 $4,000  2022   $4,000 $1,500  $9,500

2021 Reese Davids  Junior- Florida Gulf Coast University  2021 $4,000 2023 $4,000  $8,000

2021 Dylan Pearl  Junior – State College of Florida  2021 $4,000  2022 4,000  2023 $4,000  $12,000 

2021 Lauren Ragazzone  Junior – University of West Florida 2021 $7,000 2022 $4,000  2023 $4,000 $15,000

2022 Robert Booth  Sophomore – University of South Florida  2022 $5,000 2023 $5,000  $10,000

2022 Mark Cicchella  Sophomore – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  2022 $5,000 2023 $5,000 $10,000

2022 Haley Gulsby  Sophomore – Concordia University-Chicago 2022 $5,000 2022 $5,000 $10,000

2022 Nate Killian  Sophomore – Methodist University-PGM Program  2022 $5,000 2023 $5,000  $10,000

2022 Eddie Lainhart  Sophomore – Methodist/Florida Gulf Coast-PGM Program  2022 $5,000 2023 $5,000 $10,000

2022 Bryanna Robinson  Sophomore – State College of Florida 2022 $3,000 2023 $3,000  $6,000

2022 Jacob Storm  Sophomore – Gulf Coast University  2022 $5,000 2023 $5,000  $10,000

2023 Kendal Delarange  Freshman – Florida State University $5,000

2023 Madison Hansen  Freshman – Florida Gulf Coast University $5,000

2023 Stefan Iwasiw  Freshman – Gulf Coast University PGM Program $5,000

2023 Sean Perry  Freshman – University of South Florida $5,000

2023 Hannah Seckel Freshman – University of Central Florida $5,000