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Fore! Scholarships: Inaugural Golf Tournament Added to College’s “Healthier U” Event in April

Sponsoring a hole at the golf tournament or sponsoring a booth at the Healthier U Wellness Expo & Job Fair provides scholarships for students at LSC-Montgomery.Lone Star College-Montgomery’s 13th annual community-wide wellness expo and job fair, Healthier U, is seeking sponsors, booth exhibitors—and now golfers—for the three-day scholarship-generating event that takes place April 7-9, 2010. Proceeds generated from Healthier U go toward scholarships that benefit students in health-related and other academic programs at LSC-Montgomery.
The Healthier U event activities include educational and interactive booths, a heart-healthy cook-off, a multimedia sale, free preventive health screenings, a silent auction and more. However, for the first time, Healthier U will also include a golf tournament, held at River Plantation Country Club on Friday, April 9.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to raise additional scholarship funds for students through Healthier U’s inaugural golf tournament,” said Mary Hoff, Healthier U coordinator. “Whether businesses or organizations choose to sponsor a booth at the wellness expo, a hole at the golf tournament, or a team in the tournament, their investment will provide significant financial support to a number of college students.”
According to Hoff, in 2009, Healthier U raised more than $23,000 for 33 scholarships for students in health-related and other academic fields.   
“Some of the very same students who have received past Healthier U scholarships are now employed by healthcare providers in our area,” said Hoff. “Every sponsorship is helping students who, in turn, will end up helping our community.”
Those interested in being a sponsor of the golf tournament, which is separate from being a wellness expo sponsor, have several sponsorship options: Golf Only (team of four, $300); Scholarship Sponsor ($250); and Scholarship Hole Sponsor ($500).     
The Golf Only sponsorship includes a round of golf, lunch, and a t-shirt for four people. The Scholarship Sponsor includes the sponsor’s name on the Healthier U event t-shirt, and the Scholarship Hole Sponsor includes the sponsor’s name on the Healthier U event t-shirt and on signage at a hole on the golf course. The Scholarship and Scholarship Hole Sponsor levels do not include golf.
The deadline for the Scholarship and Scholarship Hole Sponsor opportunity is February 28. The deadline to register as a Golf Only sponsor is March 31.
Complete golf tournament details, as well as the registration form, can be found at www.lonestar.edu/healthierU.
For more information regarding the golf tournament, please contact Kevin McKinney, associate professor at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7332 or Kevin.W.McKinney@lonestar.edu.
It’s Not Too Late for Wellness Expo & Job Fair Sponsors

The 2010 Healthier U event kicks off on Wednesday, April 7, with a heart-healthy cook-off, a gently used multimedia sale, and a silent auction.
On Thursday, April 8, the wellness expo and job fair take place, along with the continuation of the silent auction and multimedia sale. The wellness expo includes informal presentations, demonstrations, and exhibits.
Most activities take place in and around the Commons area (Building A) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All events are open to the community.
Booth sponsorships for the wellness expo are still available. Sponsor levels include Bronze ($250); Silver ($500); Gold ($1,000); and Platinum ($1,500). The Platinum and Gold-level sponsors will be recognized in an awards ceremony at noon on Thursday, April 8.
Complete booth sponsorship details, as well as the registration form, can be found at www.lonestar.edu/healthierU.
Businesses are also welcome to participate in the job fair portion of the event. For more information about the job fair, contact Michelle Haynes, program manager of career counseling at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 271-6163.
For more information about any aspect of the three-day Healthier U event, visit www.lonestar.edu/healthierU or contact Steve Rosita at (936) 273-7012.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.