A local college benefited recently from a FireLake Golf Course donation.

The golf course donated a Kubota RV 900 utility vehicle to Seminole State College’s golf program in Seminole, Oklahoma.

“It was 20 years old, so it was time for us to replace it,” FireLake Golf Course Director Chris Chesser said.

SSC Coach Ronnie Williamson inquired about the vehicle, Chesser said, and after speaking to Vice-Chairman Linda Capps, the decision was made to donate the vehicle once it was replaced.

SSC plans to use the vehicle to pick up balls on the driving range for men’s and women’s golf teams.

“We want to thank FireLake Golf Director Chris Chesser for this generous donation. This vehicle will be a great asset to our teams,” Williamson said.

FireLake Golf Course, one of Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s enterprises, is located just outside of Shawnee, Oklahoma, near Tribal headquarters. The SSC golf team usually uses the Jimmie Austin Golf Course in Seminole, but Chesser said they sometimes play or practice at FireLake Golf Course instead.

“We are very appreciative of the support Seminole State College receives from Citizen Potawatomi Nation,” SSC President Lana Reynolds said. “This donation will help our golf program and the student athletes on our teams. We would like to thank Chairman Rocky Barrett and Vice-Chairman Linda Capps for their longtime friendship and continued support.”

For more information about FireLake Golf Course, visit firelakegolf.com.