Seventh-Day Adventist Church

So. California Conference of SDA Department of Education


Golf Classic Raises Money For Worthy Students

Over $25,000 was raised for Worthy Students at the 22nd Annual REMAX Olson Roy Brasher Fall Golf Classic at the Beautiful Wood Ranch Country Club.

For 22 years Brasher has sponsored Newbury Park Adventist Academy’s REMAX Annual Fall Golf Classic, a fundraising effort that single-handedly brings in the largest amount of fundraising profit for NPAA each year. Many students rely on Newbury Park’s Worthy Student Fund to help finance their education. With the help of Brasher’s yearly commitment to covering the golf tournament’s overhead costs, the Roy Brasher Golf Tournament has been able to raise over $700,000 for Worthy Students.

Brasher’s passion for helping worthy students gain a Christian education comes from his own experiences as a teenager. When Brasher was sixteen he crashed his car after he got behind the wheel while intoxicated. Brasher survived the accident, but was paralyzed from the neck down. His life continued to spiral out of control as he experimented with drugs and alcohol. Brasher even felt suicidal until he found Jesus and committed his life to Him at the age of 23.

Today, Brasher wants to give back to the community that helped him.

“I believe finances should not be a deterrent to a child that desires a quality education,” said Brasher. “The real core values [taught at NPAA] teach the head, hand and most of all, the heart.”

This past August over 80 golfers came out to the Beautiful Wood Ranch Country Club to support NPAA’s fundraising event. T-Time was at 8:00 a.m. and participants golfed until 1 p.m. A Mexican-style lunch followed in the country club’s dining room.  Afterwards, awards were given out to those who shot the lowest score.  

Newbury Park’s Athletic Director Branon Shea described this year’s event as a success. “It was cool to see alumni and parents come together to raise money for worthy students,” he said. “There are students who wouldn’t be able to come to NPAA without the money that was raised. And it’s golf! So it was a good time.”

The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Harold Crook, was also pleased with the golf classic’s turn-out. “The generous commitment of Roy Brasher helps many students who would miss out on the opportunity to not only attend Newbury Park Adventist Academy, but to learn the values that come as a result of being a part of Christian education. It is great that so many people in our community see the value of supporting the Worthy Student cause, and for that we are grateful.” 

Published Sept. 29, 2015

SCC Marketing Team