In 2008, Bobby Wrenn of Emoria and Freddie Reekes of Lawrenceville coordinated the 1st Annual Southside Virginia Community College Foundation Scholarship Golf Classic. Funds raised through the event support student scholarships. This year marks the tenth time the tournament will be held and is slated for June 7, 2017, at the Lake Gaston Golf Club. The SVCC Foundation Board recently voted to rename the annual golf tournament the Fred "Freddie" Reekes Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic.
Freddie's passing on May 7 shocked and saddened the Southside community. Freddie spent 40 plus years in education. He taught in the Brunswick County Public Schools and later recruited students to SVCC. He was also a legendary basketball coach for both girls and boys at Brunswick. In addition to being an educator, Freddie was an avid golfer and his team, "Old Coach", was a consistent participant in the Golf Classic.