Seventh Annual Excalibur Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 to Support Varsity Athletes
Funds raised will help build varsity program and create Athletic
Financial Awards to support future Trent
Under clear skies on Thursday, June
16, 68 golfers participated in the seventh annual Excalibur Golf Tournament at
Peterborough Golf & Country Club, helping to raise more than $30,000 in
support of Trent University’s varsity programs and
Sponsored by Bell,
the tournament was a shotgun scramble format that included contests throughout
the day coordinated by some of Trent’s
student varsity athletes. Golfers were also treated to some fabulous
refreshments on the course, provided by Aramark. After a day at the course,
guests were invited to a reception and dinner at Trent University.
The gourmet food was donated entirely by Aramark.
All proceeds from the annual Excalibur
Golf Tournament go towards supporting the varsity program at Trent University
and athletic financial awards. These awards are designed to assist student
athletes with a record of outstanding academic and athletic performance and
demonstrated financial need. Each donation is matched dollar-for-dollar by the
government’s Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program.
“As we continue to build our varsity
program at Trent, it is important that we
support our student athletes any way we can to help them succeed both
academically and athletically,” said Bill Byrick, director of Athletics at Trent. “The athletic
scholarships and bursaries that will be created through the proceeds of this
tournament will help to attract great athletes to Trent and assist them in reducing their
financial challenges. On behalf of our athletes, thank you to all of the
sponsors and participants of this event. It is inspiring to see the amount of
support in the community for our varsity program and for our student athletes.”
The 2011 Winning Foursome title went
to the VIP team of leaders behind the Peterborough Petes, general manager Dave
Reid, head coach Mike Pelino and assistant coach Jody Hull, together with
hockey commentator and former NHL player Greg Millen. Winners of
Closest-to-the-Pin were Laurie Robertson (Ladies) and John Casserly (Men).
Longest Drive winners were Marilyn Strain (Ladies) and Todd Vandonk (Men).
Congratulations and thanks go out to
everyone who participated, with special appreciation to the many generous
sponsors who helped make this year’s event such a success.
Photo caption: 2011 Winning Foursome (from l to r) Greg Millen, Dave Reid,
Jody Hull and Mike Pelino
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