City holds 13th annual charity golf tournament

City College athletics department held their 13th annual Harry West Golf Tournament at the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club April 27.

Athletics Director Kathy McGinnis and Senior Athletics Clerical Assistant Irene Mello were the primary organizers of the event. Athletic coaches and their staff pitched in and helped with the event as well.

This year they welcomed 64 golfers and made about $8,000.

Proceeds from the benefit helped raised money to support the athletic department and for the Harry West scholarship, which will be offered in the fall.

Harry West was a coach, faculty member and the Associate Dean/Athletic Director at City College from 1964 to 1991. He oversaw the operations of multiple sports and maintained quality programs.

“We started the tournament solely as a fundraiser in 1999 and Harry golfed in the first event. Sadly he passed away in the spring of 2000. That same year we dedicated the tournament in his memory and funded the scholarship,” said McGinnis.

The scholarship honors West’s memory and is a lasting tribute to him.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded every spring to a sophomore who has two years of athletic participation at City College. It requires a two page essay answering the questions “How has athletics benefited you in your life?” and “How will you make use of these skills in your future?” Two letters of recommendation are also required upon meeting eligibility.

For more information contact Athletics Director Kathy McGinnis by calling (619) 388-3128 or email her at [email protected]