(Sept. 7, 2010) – A 17-year tradition returns to the golf links on Monday, Oct. 25 at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course when the annual Lone Star College Foundation Golf Tournament tees off.
The Florida Scramble begins at 11 a.m. with registration, practice and lunch, courtesy of Abby’s Catering, followed by a shotgun start at noon. Hole-in-one prizes, contests on the holes and door prizes will be featured throughout the day and the tournament will end with an awards ceremony and dinner at 5 p.m.
“Our tournament kicks off the school year and our efforts to support those students who need financial assistance,” said Darcy Mingoia, executive director of the LSC Foundation.
“And with more than 66,000 currently enrolled in credit courses this semester, the financial needs are greater than ever,” she said.
Support for the LSC Foundation is an investment that changes the lives of students. Mingoia explained that participation in the golf tournament generates scholarship funds, which allows students to attend college and gain the skills necessary to transition to the workforce.
Top sponsors for the tournament are Administaff at the “Masters” Level, and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Joiner Partnership, Inc., and SHW Group at the “Classic” Level. Rounding out the playing field as of Sept. 7 at the “Invitational” Level are Andrews Kurth LLP, Automated Logic/United Environmental Services, DNC Travel Hospitality Services, Gensler, InvesTex Credit Union, Kingwood Medical Center/an HCA Affiliated Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, PBK Architects, Perspectiva Group, Inc., Steve Demny, The MLN Company, and VLK Architects, Inc.
Sponsorships and individual playing spots are available. Tournament sponsorships start at $1,500 and include a foursome, a scholarship awarded in the sponsor’s name, premium golf shirts for each player, a sponsor tee sign, and recognition on all course signage.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to support students, faculty and programs of the Lone Star College System.
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.