Rocky Mount Rotary Club Presents $30,000 to ECC
The Rocky Mount Rotary Club recently presented Edgecombe Community College with $30,000 to support student scholarships.
The presentation took place during a Rotary event, during which Rotary leaders awarded $90,000 in scholarship funds to support local students attending Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College, and North Carolina Wesleyan University.
The funds were raised through Tackle the Tar, an annual 5K obstacle course race that generates funds to support local college students. The event is sponsored by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club.
“We are very grateful for this generous support from the Rocky Mount Rotary Club,” says ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod. “This gift is not only an investment in our students and higher education, but it is also an investment in the future of our community.”
Over the past five years, the Rocky Mount Rotary Club has donated $405,000 to local colleges for scholarships.
Next year’s Tackle the Tar is set for May 19-20, 2023. To learn more, go to tacklethetar.com.