Annual LSC Foundation golf tournament set for Nov. 21

HOUSTON (Nov. 7, 2011) –  An 18-year tradition continues on Monday, Nov. 21 at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course when the annual Lone Star College Foundation Golf Tournament tees off.

The Florida Scramble begins at 10 a.m. with registration, practice and lunch, courtesy of Abby’s Catering, followed by a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Hole-in-one contests, sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group, door prizes and a raffle for a premium driver and set of irons, made possible by Henry T. Brooks, will be featured throughout the day.  The tournament will be capped off with an awards ceremony and dinner at 5 p.m.

“This event is about building community, connecting with our donors, and supporting students,” says Darcy Mingoia, executive director, LSC Foundation. “We are so pleased this tournament has grown into an annual tradition, supported by the community and friends of the Lone Star College System who are committed to helping outstanding Lone Star College students.”

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: EMC; Insperity; Johnson Controls Inc.; NWN Corp. and PCJ Consultants Inc. at the “Masters” level. At the “Classic” level are: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch; Caldwell Cos.; Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital; MATTCO Manufacturing; and The Woodlands Development Co. Rounding out the sponsorship field as of Nov. 7 at the “Invitational” level are: Automated Logic Houston; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas; CenterPoint Energy; Custom Food Group; DNC Travel Hospitality Services; Follett Higher Education Group; Fugro Consultants Inc.; Gensler; HarrisonKornberg Architects; Houston Northwest Medical Center; HTS Inc. Consultants; Joiner Partnership Inc.; Knoll/Debner+Co.;  Memorial Hermann The Woodlands; Methodist Willowbrook Hospital; PAETEC; PBK Architects; Perspectiva; Piper Jaffray & Co.; Precision Task Group; RBC Capital Markets; Schulte Building Systems Inc.; SHW Group; Team Brooks; TechKnowledge Consulting Corp.; Texan Floor Service; Staff Solve Cos.; Troxell Communications Inc.; VLK Architects Inc.; and The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

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.

For information about sponsorship opportunities or individual playing spots, contact Judy Lux at 832.813.6640 or judy.lux@LoneStar.edu or go to LoneStarCollegeFoundation.org.

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 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, 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.

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