Press Release for Friday, March 7, 2008

UNF Alumni Hosts 'Play a Round Fore Scholarships'

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102



The University of North Florida’s Alumni Association will host “Play a Round Fore Scholarships” Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, April 21, at the Deerwood Country Club. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a noon shot-gun start for 120 golfers. The tournament is sold out but sponsorships are still available.

The “Play a Round Fore Scholarships” Alumni Golf Tournament seeks to raise scholarships dollars for undergraduate students of UNF. There are a variety of sponsorship levels, including GEICO as this year’s tournament presenting sponsor, while silver sponsors include Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP, Elkins Constructors, Inc., PPI Construction Management and W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc.

Additional sponsors include Brooks Brothers, dinner sponsor; Chartwells, lunch sponsor; Dunning Consulting, apparel sponsor, and Accretive Solutions and Akerman Senterfitt, driving-range sponsors. Visit http://www.unf.edu/alumni/alumni_res/golf/sponsors.html for a complete listing of all sponsorships for this year’s tournament.

The golf tournament is being led by co-chairs and UNF alums David Birkelbach and Joby Birr, who have been long-standing leaders for the UNF Alumni Association Board of Directors. Other volunteer committee members include UNF alumni, Bob Chassman, Brett Diamon, Mark DiGaetani, David Dunkley, Jay Johnson, James Landry and Mike Tanner.

Last year’s inaugural tournament was a great success, raising $15,000 for scholarships. All proceeds were donated to Florida’s First Generation Matching Grant Program at UNF and were matched by the State of Florida.

For more information about available sponsorships or to learn more about how to volunteer for next year’s golf committee, contact the UNF Alumni Association at (904) 620-4723 or go to www.unf.edu/alumni.


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