Benefit Details

The Bret Poklar Memorial is dedicated to providing scholarships to local student athletes in memory of fallen Marine Bret Poklar who died in 2013. As a living tribute to his love for sports, his family has created this scholarship to assist graduating seniors with their college expenses.

When & Where

The Bret Poklar Memorial Scholarship benefit will be held:

July 29, 2024

Lost Nation  Golf Course
38890 Hodgson Rd
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

About the event

Empowered to impact the lives in our community, the LCpl Bret M Poklar Memorial Scholarship provides financial awards for deserving graduating high school students/athletes for college. In July of 2023, we awarded 6 scholarships of $1000.00 this each. So far, we have awarded $107,000.00 in scholarships, with more to be awarded on July 2, 2024, at Paninis in Willoughby. We will also have a Chinese Auction with the scholarship presentation.

This work could not be done without the support of family, friends and community leaders and businesses of all sizes. We are grateful for the generous donations we have received and would truly welcome any contributions in the form of gift baskets, gift cards, volunteered time, autographed memorabilia and or /financial support to make this benefit an even greater success than last years. There will be a golf outing on June 29, 2024. There will be a shotgun start beginning at 9 A.M. Information is on our website or feel free to contact one of us and we will mail you the information. If you could contribute to support our promise to keep Bret’s memory alive forever, we would truly appreciate it. Bret’s life can’t be for nothing.

Please check our website at and see all that we do plus all of the sponsors, donors and scholarship recipients.

We thank you in advance for your consideration.

Entity Name: Bret Poklar Memorial Scholarship EIN#46-3336286


Ticket prices are:

  • $120.00 for golf outing

To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call one of the numbers listed, or to purchase tickets online, please do so below.



2017 Benefit Photos

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2014 Benefit Photos