Karl Harford Golf Outing returns to Wood Wind to award scholarships in memory of Westfield man


From left, BSU Dept. of Marketing and Management Chair Ray Montagno, Tristin Stuteville, Katherine Crow, Tom Harford, Livia Harford and Brian Harford celebrate the scholarships given to Ball State business students at last year’s golf outing. (File photo)

By Anna Skinner

The 14th annual Karl T. Harford Memorial Golf Outing will return July 14 to Wood Wind Golf Course 2302 W. 161st St. The outing memorializes Karl Harford, who was robbed and killed after offering three Ball State University students a ride home from a party in 2004.  Money raised will go toward a fund that awards scholarships to Ball State Miller College of Business students who showcase Good Samaritan qualities.

Tom and Livia Harford, Karl’s parents, want to raise between $15,000 and $20,000 for the scholarship fund from this year’s outing.

“Three students were awarded $6,000 each in May for the upcoming year’s school expenses,” Tom said. “Those students will all be attending the dinner following golf. They will be recognized with a ‘big check’ presentation. Unlike scholarships that are awarded for academic excellence, this scholarship is awarded to students who show Good Samaritan values. In today’s world, we try to encourage kindness and generosity to others.”

More than $190,000 has been awarded to BSU students since the inaugural outing. In 2004, one $1,500 scholarship was awarded. In total, there have been 36 recipients.

Ruth’s Chris will return to serve lunch. Registration is 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Prices for golfers and sponsors range from $100 to $1,000. The entry fee inlcudes golf and cart, driving range, closest to the pin contest, longest drive contest, lunch, beverages on course, dinner, awards and a raffle following the outing.

For more, to register or to apply for future scholarships, visit karlharfordgolf.com.


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