Red River Awards Local Scholarship Recipients and Supports STEM Education in N.H.
CLAREMONT, N.H. – July 25, 2017 ‐ Red River, a technology transformation company, hosted its 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Quechee Club’s two championship golf courses in Vermont on July 13. The yearly tournament is the primary fundraiser for the Red River Charitable Foundation (RRCF), Red River’s non‐profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.
“RRCF’s mission is to create a positive impact in the communities we serve, and the Annual Golf Classic is a great example of that effort,“ said Kim Vacca, Director of the Red River Charitable Foundation. “We had a fun day on the greens, but being able to change the lives of our scholarship recipients is why we’re here.”
RRCF provides opportunities for students in middle school through college interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields with scholarships, internships, mentoring and donations of IT equipment. RRCF also supports U.S. military veterans transitioning to civilian life.
RRCF’s scholarship recipients and their families were the guests of honor at the 11th Annual Golf Classic. The scholarship recipients underwent a rigorous vetting process and received monetary awards from RRCF for college tuition and books. The RRCF team also gifted the students with new Dell laptops, printers and monitors.
This year’s scholarship recipients included six students from New Hampshire and Vermont area high schools. From Lebanon High School two students were recognized. Rachel Barden is headed to Clarkson University to major in Engineering and Management, and Graham Chickering will be attending Amherst College to study Computer Science. Conor Joyce of Hartford High School is headed to the University of Vermont to study Biomedical Engineering. Recipients from Stevens High School are Timothy Berry, who will study Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Stephen Bosonac, who is off to the Rochester Institute of Technology to study Electrical Engineering. From Newport High School, Jacob Merritt will be attending Clarkson University to major in Engineering and Management.
Dan McGee, Red River COO and RRCF board member said, “I am both honored and excited to have the opportunity to celebrate our 11th Annual RRCF Charity Golf Classic with this year’s recipients, their families and our sponsors. The Foundation did an excellent job finding such hardworking and passionate students from all across New Hampshire and Vermont, and we are incredibly thankful for the continued generosity from our technology partners and local companies that participated and sponsored.”
The major corporate sponsor who took part in the tournament and generously donated items for the raffle and auction was ImmixGroup, and the Student Awardee Sponsor was Dell. Other event sponsors included Alcon Partners, Aptris, Barracuda, Boston Bruins, Cisco, Claremont Savings Bank, Cleveland Waters and Bass, Comstor™, Crown Point Cabinetry, CyrusOne, Deltal Dental, Edgewater, Elite, Extreme Networks, Ezra Company, F5, FRSP, Hull Maynard Hersey Insurance, Key Finance, KPMG, Mascoma Savings Bank, Mount Ascutney Hospital, Propel Marketing Group, ReArch, RSM, Science Logic, ServiceNow, Solarwinds, Splunk, Symantec, Synnex, Tessco Technologies, The Richards Group, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Townline Equipment, VMWare, and Winthrop Resources.
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