The Club Foundation Announces LaRocca Scholarship Recipients


The Club Foundation Announces LaRocca Scholarship Recipients Club Foundation Logo

Melissa Low
(703) 739-9500

Alexandria, VA – The Club Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship. The LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship was endowed in honor of the LaRocca family’s commitment to professional development and to recognize their continued support of The Club Foundation. This two-part scholarship benefits both the awarded club management professional and their designated mentee, ensuring both achieve their professional goals.

The senior club management professional receives the tuition costs and travel expenses to attend their choice of one of the elective-level Business Management Institutes presented by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

A second mentoring component of this scholarship allows the recipient to designate funds for a manager that they are mentoring to be used for their choice of CMAA dues (both national and chapter), a full registration and travel expenses to attend a CMAA World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo or a full registration and travel expenses to attend a CMAA Leadership/Legislative Conference.

Awarded annually, the 2017 recipients are:

  • Patrick King, CCM, CCE, Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA, and mentee Adam Lewis

  • Haissam Baityeh, CCM, CCE, Bent Tree Country Club, Dallas, TX, and mentee Ross Rhodes      

  • Brett Draper, CCM, Seville Golf & Country Club, Gilbert, AZ, and mentee DJ Holcomb

    Pat King 
    Patrick King, CCM, CCE
     Haissam Baityeh
    Hassaim Baityeh, CCM, CCE 
     Brett Draper
    Brett Draper, CCM 
     Adam Lewis
     Mentee Adam Lewis  
    Ross Rhodes
     Mentee Ross Rhodes 
    DJ Holcomb
    Mentee DJ Holcomb 

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About The Club Foundation
The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CMAA in 1988. The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career, providing financial support for five key areas: students, faculty, club managers, CMAA chapters and the club industry at large. It supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants. Learn more at

About CMAA  
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,700 members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers operate more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town and yacht clubs. The objectives of the association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 44 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at