Trent Van Hoosen Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing
Writer / Kara Reibel . Photography provided
To date, the Annual Trent Van Hoosen Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing has given out $10,000 in scholarships to their recipients. They have also donated $10,000 to the Fishers HS Fitness Center which benefits all athletes and students. The scholarship recipients receive $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years) as long as they stay in school.
“It’s not just a football fundraiser,” says Susan Van Hoosen, Trent’s widow and this year’s event organizer/committee chair. “This is really a Fishers community event in honor of Trent where his boys played on the football team and where he served as a volunteer coach at HSE Youth Sports for many years and at FHS the year before he passed. To help save on event management costs and step up the golf outing, this year we formed a volunteer committee to manage and market the golf outing, so that all money raised can be used for scholarship giving and FHS athletic initiatives.”
The golf outing is all about fun. Highlights include an Ugly Pants competition, a football toss, closest to the pin, longest drive (men and women), Donate to Drive where a Fishers High School golf player hits the participant’s ball off the tee and great prizes for the highest and lowest team scores.
Hole sponsorships are affordable, and all money raised goes to the scholarship fund as well as benefiting all athletes at Fishers High School. And an exciting part of this year’s outing is the “Hole In One” prize which is a Maserati donated by the Maserati of Indianapolis (MaseratiOfIndianapolis.com).
The first recipient of the scholarship was Matt Van Hoosen who is a junior at Ball State University. Trent’s son Joe played for FHS his freshman and sophomore year. He graduates this year from Fishers High School and will attend Ball State in the fall.
“Trent was very important to our football program,” says Head Coach Rick Wimmer. “Trent volunteered his time to be a part of the freshman coaching staff and was a wonderful role model to our players. He stepped away as a dad once his boys were getting older, but everyone knew him. His loss was quite a shock, and this scholarship is a way to honor him, and to have it be renewable each year is amazing. Trent exemplified the leadership we love to see on the team and this is a wonderful way to continue his legacy.”
Please visit fhstigerchallenge.com for more information and learn how you can get involved to make a difference.