ORANGEBURG, S.C. (June 2, 2022) – The Florence and Darlington Alumni Chapters of the South Carolina State University National Alumni Association will host the inaugural SCSU Harry Carson Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Traces Golf Course, Florence, South Carolina.

Proceeds from the tournament will provide funds for tuition and incidental assistance to deserving students from Florence and Darlington County who attend SC State.

The $100 entry fee per person provides 18 holes of golf, riding cart, snacks and dinner. Organizers also are seeking sponsorships, which include special event packages.

To preregister for the event or to provide sponsorship, contact Ronald Friday at 803–210–6103 or or Wes Clark at 843–260–8314 or

The event will include two longest-drive contests, two closest-to-the-pin contests, door prizes and mulligan packages. The tournament’s format will be a four-person captain’s choice, but individual participants also are encouraged to participate,

Golf attire is required — collared shirts and slacks. No steel spikes are allowed on the course.

All participants must be 14 or older.

Special guests will include NFL Hall of Fame member Donnie Shell, an SC State alumnus and member of the university’s Board of Trustees.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with tee-off at 11 a.m.

The tournament is named for SC State alumnus Harry Carson, a retired inside linebacker who played his entire professional career for the New York Giants. Carson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Carson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in education in 1976.


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