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DMC Foundation’s Annual Fishing Tournament Currently “Casting” as Virtual Fundraiser Through Sept. 30

Article by Melinda Eddleman

As COVID-19 continues to financially impact Coastal Bend residents’ lives, including Del Mar College (DMC) students, the need for assistance continues to grow. The pandemic has also affected how the DMC Foundation raises scholarship funds. Instead of holding their annual fishing tournament at Marker 37, the Foundation is “casting” this year’s event virtually with “Stringers for Scholarships 2020: The One That Got Away” now through Sept. 30.

 The fundraiser is in partnership with LNV, an Ardurra Company as the presenting sponsor, along with other sponsors including AEP Texas and Kleberg Bank.


Scholarships provide a life-changing support line to our community's students. Now more than ever, people are looking to improve their lives through academic and workforce programs at Del Mar College. The loyal, generous support of sponsors like LNV, AEP, Kleberg Bank and others is making a positive difference in our students and their families’ lives.
Matthew Busby,CFRE, Director of Development

This year’s goal is to raise $45,000 for the Foundation’s General Scholarship fund. Already, donors have contributed $16,500 to the cause.

As a much-needed resource for students during normal times, scholarships are now a critical source to cover educational costs during these uncertain times. The Foundation reports a record number of students have applied for scholarships for 2020-2021 with about 800 more applications submitted for the new academic year compared to last year.

Individuals who normally would have paid team entry fees, paid for sidepots or bought raffle tickets during the annual fishing tournament are asked to donate those funds for DMC student scholarships. The community is also asked to help the Foundation and Del Mar College deliver dreams.

Visit the “Stringers for Scholarships 2020: The One That Got Away” webpage (or use give.delmar.edu/sfs2020) and click on the “Donate Any Amount” button to support DMC students. Every dollar counts!

Need more information? Contact Matthew Busby, DMC Director of Development, at 254-424-2839 or mbusby3@delmar.edu or Cynthia Arbuckle, DMC Development Coordinator–Special Events, at 361-244-3560 or carbuckle@delmar.edu.

(A flyer and the "Stringers for Scholarships" logo are located in the upper right-hand corner and may be downloaded.)

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.