In 2017, Drew Passmore was a senior at Augusta Christian Schools when he died from injuries sustained in a car accident. Since 2018, with help from local businesses, a foundation Drew’s family established in his name provides financial assistance to CSRA high school seniors.
His father, Andy Passmore said the Drew Passmore Battlewon Foundation has provided about 25 awards that have been used for various purposes, including college scholarships, youth trips, and sports camps.
“A lot of people just don’t know about us,” said Passmore, vice president of mortgage lending for Security Federal Bank. “We want people to know we exist, and we can help them.”
On Monday, the Foundation will host the fifth annual Drew Passmore Battlewon Golf Tournament starting at 1 p.m. at Westlake Country Club. The registration cost for a foursome is $600, and the money raised from the tournament will go to the Foundation.
“Our title sponsors are Signarama, King’s Creek, and Creighton Laircey,” he said.
Other sponsors for this year’s tournament include Diablo’s Southwest Grill Evans, Johannsen’s Sporting Goods, and Budget Blinds of Grovetown. Passmore said they hold the event to raise money and awareness for the Foundation.
The financial awards, which are handled by the Community Foundation for the CSRA, aren’t need-based or merit-based. To apply, high school seniors complete an application and write an essay.
“A very high percentage of the money raised goes to students because we don’t have any expenses,” he said.
Passmore said his son loved sports and people.
“He always wanted to help people as much as he could,” he said.
For more information or to register for the tournament, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-drew-passmore-battlewon-golf-tournament-tickets-512077205707?aff=erelexpmlt