The 2017 Tournament is scheduled for September 16th, 2017

Tournament Info

Format: 4 Person Scramble

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 8:00am Shotgun Start

Place: Las Colinas Golf Club (21515 E Village Loop Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85242)

Check-In: Begins at 6:30am

Continental Breakfast: 6:45am – 7:45am

Awards Ceremony & Buffet Lunch: Immediately Following Completion of Play

Fees: $100 per person, or $360 per foursome.

Entry Includes: Green Fees, Golf Cart, Range Balls, Goodie Bag, Continental Breakfast, and Buffet Lunch

Payment: Please make checks payable to Higley Achievement Foundation.

Contact: Tournament Director, Mark Swisher, 480-235-5857,

We are asking individuals and businesses in our community to help support the 12th Annual Ken Vandehei Memorial Golf Classic Tournament. It will be held September 16, 2017 at the Las Colinas Golf Club in Queen Creek, AZ with all proceeds benefitting the Ken Vandehei Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be given to outstanding seniors graduating from the Higley Unified School District and will be continuing their education by going on to a college or university.

In May 2017, four outstanding seniors in the Higley Unified School District received a total of $12,000 from the Ken Vandehei Memorial Scholarship Fund. This year’s recipients, Trey Leveque received $4,000. Ray Regorgo received $3,000. Victoria Bate and Mattison Fischer each received $2,500. This brings the total amount of scholarships awarded in the last ten years to $195,000. All of this was possible because of the continued donations and contributions to the scholarship fund and the Annual Ken Vandehei Memorial Golf Classic.
We are seeking event sponsors, as well as donations of items or gift certificates to be used for prizes, raffles, or a silent auction. In recognition of your donation, your company’s name will be posted at the golf tournament.

Review the sponsorship options and choose your option for supporting this wonderful event. It is our hope that Ken’s vision of helping others will continue, and through your support of this golf tournament, that many outstanding seniors in the future will be able to realize their dreams to further their education.

Please make checks payable to Higley Achievement Foundation and send completed form to:

Higley Achievement Foundation
2935 South Recker Road
Gilbert AZ 85295

If further information is needed or a donation item needs to be picked up, please contact Mark Swisher, Tournament Director, at 480-235-5857 or

Kenneth Gerald Vandehei

Kenneth Gerald Vandehei, a local businessman, was tragically killed by lightning in July 2006 while vacationing with his family at Lake Powell. The Vandehei family established the Ken Vandehei Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Higley Education Foundation as a tribute to Ken. Ken felt it was important for students graduating from high school to continue their education by going to college. He had numerous conversations with his own children, Cole and Janelle, about the importance of a good education.

It is our hope that through continued donations and funds raised by the Ken Vandehei Memorial Golf Classic, future outstanding seniors in the Higley Unified School District will benefit from the scholarship fund.