On Friday, July 25, the 17th Corky Meinecke Memorial Golf Tournament was held at The Meadows at Grand Valley State (CORKY XVII). Corky, a GVSU graduate, was a sports writer for the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Bay City Times and Grand Rapids Press. Corky and his wife Valerie raised three children, whose college educations were the primary reason this tournament was developed through the GVSU Alumni Relations just months after his passing in 1997.
For several years proceeds from the golf fees, silent raffle and auction have been passed along by the Meinecke family to continue funding the Corky Meinecke Memorial Scholarship at GVSU. This year, 62 golfers raised $3,500 for the scholarship.