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Ben Tucker 2015 Memorial Fest benefiting The First Tee of Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Ben Tucker 2015 Memorial Jazz Fest & AquaCurea Gourmet Seafood & Spirits kickoff event was held Thursday night.

Dozens showed up to support The First Tee of Savannah. First Tee offers college scholarship money to those who could otherwise never afford to go.

Thursday’s event focused on one scholarship in particular.

“The folks at the Westin are partnering with us to help raise money for the Ben Tucker Links to Success Scholarship. We started the scholarship last year and we are going to give away another scholarship this year,” said Barbara Essig, former First Tee Executive Director.

"Ben was very much involved with the first tee. He was one of the original members there, one of the original board members and he loved it and he loved the children,” said Gloria Tucker, Ben Tucker’s wife.

This year’s scholarship recipient is college freshman Lilly Pane.

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