Ouachita Baptist University’s fifth annual FORE Ouachita Golf Tournament will tee off Monday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. with a second tee time at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for athletes at Ouachita.
“Each year it has been great to see alumni and friends of Ouachita gather for a fun day of golf, good food, old friends and competition,” said Nicole Herndon, an OBU development officer and coordinator of this year’s event.
With more than 400 Ouachita students involved in its growing NCAA Division II athletics program, Herndon said the main objective of the event is to raise money for scholarships and related athletic and academic financial expenses.
Brett Rogers, president of Capital Business Machines, Inc., serves as chairman for this year’s event. Rogers is a 1990 graduate of Ouachita and has served on the event planning committee each year since the event began.
“Ouachita is a small, private institution that does not receive funding like public institutions,” said Rogers. “Students who receive scholarships get a first rate education who otherwise might not have that opportunity.”
There are currently 34 teams registered for the event. Since its inception, the tournament has raised nearly $200,000 toward scholarships.
In addition to raising money, “it has also become a good networking tool for men and women who play in the tournament,” Herndon said. “The tournament provides a way to friend-raise as well as fund-raise.”
The lead sponsors for this year’s event include Capital Business Machines, Legacy Termite and Pest Control, Inc. and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
For more information, contact Nicole Herndon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5169.
By Taylor Tomlinson