On April 28, USAC staff, alumni, and family will gather in Fort Mohave, AZ for the fifth annual Kody Bressman Memorial Golf Tournament.
Kody studied abroad in San Sebastián, Spain and the golf tournament raises scholarship funds for future USAC students heading to San Sebastián, Spain. Last year the tournament raised $5,000 and every year funds raised are matched by USAC.
Kody studied in San Sebastián, Spain in Fall of 2011. Developing his love for the Spanish language at a young age, Kody made the bold choice to live with a host family while studying abroad. He ended up building a close friendship with them, as well as with his fellow USAC student and roommate, Patrick Haverty. His USAC staff, host family, and friends from the program all spoke highly of him by the time the program had ended and he returned to the United States. It was with great sadness that they learned Kody had passed away in 2013.
In celebration of Kody’s life and passion for his study abroad experience, the first annual golf tournament took place in spring 2014. Since then, the tournament has consistently grown in size, attracting more competitors as well as increased attendance for the lunch and accompanying raffle.