MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Terrace Bluff Golf Club in Gladstone hosted The Tim Kobasic Memorial Scholarship Fund for a golf scramble Saturday, and it didn’t begin with your typical shot gun start. Instead, golfers at the Tim Kobasic Crown Mixer Memorial golf outing, decided to celebrate Tim's life with his favorite celebratory drink of choice- shots of Crown Royal.
"We’re trying to keep his memory alive and he was just kind a [great] guy that everybody loved and obviously everybody cared about,” said golfer Brendon Caid, sporting a flamingo romper in Tim’s honor.
After Tim passed away unexpectedly in November, family members decided to work to keep his legacy alive through a memorial scholarship fund. All money raised from the scramble, 50/50 raffles and silent actions will benefit the fund directly, which will be used to support local agencies, clubs, and kids in the community.
"So far we have two scholarships already in place, we’re hoping to expand those scholarships to schools in Delta County and give to more graduating seniors,” said Tim’s daughter Carolyn Mokszycke.
Tim Kobasic was known for his work in the U.P. as an outdoorsman, radio host and EMT, but, according to daughter Amanda Kobasic, he was more importantly known for his motto "It's not what you say, it’s what you do.”
"Anything he did, he did it for a purpose, and we want to continue that and we want to go above and beyond what he did and grow this as big as we can in the future,” Amanda said.
More than 130 golfers signed up for the event, some were even waitlisted and turned away.
"I don't think words can really describe what we feel, how much these means to all of us- our community, are friends, our family,” said Mokszycke, “It's the best feeling in the world for kind of a terrible situation."
For more information Tim Kobasic Memorial Scholarship Fund, click here.