$45,000 raised for TWU student-athletes at golf fundraiser
Langley, BC—Recently, over 25 Langley businesses teamed up with TWU for the University's annual golf tournament to raise scholarship funds for student-athletes, and the result was a win for the students and the participants. Through corporate sponsorships from Langley and across BC, and from individual participants, a record $45,000 was raised for TWU's Student-Athlete Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Steve Scholz, tournament organizer and associate director of athletics at TWU, is excited about the level of interest in the tournament, and about how local businesses rallied together to help make the fundraiser a success.
"With 144 golfers, over 50 volunteers and dozens of businesses taking part, it was an incredible team effort," says Scholz. "Businesses were able to help students, get their name in front of a lot of key people and gain a better sense of what TWU is all about. And even though it was a pretty wet day at the Northview course, everybody I talked to had an all-around great day."
Langley's Alan Skidmore of Speedy Auto Glass—the lead sponsor for the Event—showed the kind of team spirit among the participants by donating his time as well as the corporate sponsorship. Skidmore, who has been a sponsor for the event for the past six years, used his business experience to help brainstorm ideas for the tournament during the planning stages.
And for the student-athletes who come to the Langley university and compete across Canada in the country's top university league, the scholarship funds help make their education a possibility.
"The student athletes are the big winners being the direct recipients of these endowed funds," says Murray Hall, director of Athletics. "This fall almost 15 CIAU student-athletes will receive funds from our endowments, students who are chosen based on athletic ability, leadership on the team, academic standing as well as financial need. We are indebted to our many sponsors who made this our best event in the tournament's 7 year history."
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a privately funded Christian liberal arts university enrolling 2,850 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 34 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.
Last Updated: 2012-08-21