Ideal Hosts 25th Annual Golf Tournament

Ideal Electrical Supply Corporation hosted The Ideal Companies Scholarship Fund Annual Golf Tournament and awarded $25,000 in scholarships to deserving local high school seniors. Five students from four local High Schools were selected to receive scholarships this year.

As the cost of tuition continues to rise, the Ideal Companies Scholarship has become even more valuable. According to the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing (2018), college costs continues to rise at 5% a year. Based on support and donations, the company hopes to alleviate some of the financial burden that students undergo so they can better focus on their education.

On June 17, 2019, more than 100 golfers and volunteers attended The Ideal Companies 25th Annual Golf Tournament at the Belle Haven Country Club located in Alexandria, Virginia. For the past twenty-four years, the Ideal Companies Scholarship Fund, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., has been assisting local high school students in achieving their higher academic goals.

Through the Ideal Companies Annual Golf Tournament, funds are raised to provide college scholarships to less fortunate students. Since its inception, the fund has provided more than $400,000 in scholarships to deserving youths.

At the tournament, Belle Haven welcomed representatives from PEPCO, BGE, Burndy, Ulliman Schutte, Washington Gas, City First Bank, Delmarva Power, CPP Construction, and many other businesses to enjoy a “day on the greens”. What a day it was! The weather was beautiful and the event was fun-filled. We started the day with a delicious brunch and concluded the evening with a scrumptious buffet that the Belle Haven staff so eloquently provided.

We all concluded that we wish that every Monday can be spent that way. Luckily for IDEAL, once a year in June, you can expect for it to be this way as they continue to host their Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser. This event was a perfect example of the business sector using its influence to foster change, make a difference, and give back to the community.

The Metropolitan Washington community, including several local businesses and organizations, has greatly supported the efforts of the Ideal Companies Scholarship Fund to provide generous scholarships to its recipients.

The annual golf event is held at the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Virginia. The Belle Haven Country Club has been in the community since the 1920s and has grown with Alexandria throughout the 20th century. Today Belle Haven is well-known for its 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills.

The golf event follows the scramble format and features putting, closest-to-the-pin, longest drive, and hole-in-one contests. In addition to this, a silent auction is also provided. The proceeds of all auction items, i.e. professional sporting tickets, fine dining, original artwork, and sports artifacts, also benefit the Ideal Companies Scholarship Fund.

IDEAL’s 26th annual golf tournament and scholarship fundraiser will take place in early June 2020. More details will follow as they become available. Donations and sponsorships are necessary for this annual event to continue the success of The Scholarship Fund.

Ideal Electrical Supply Corporation is the major sponsor of the Ideal Companies Scholarship Fund and the host of the event. Ideal Electrical Supply Corporation is a privately held woman- and minority-owned and operated company incorporated in Washington, D.C. since 1991.

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