Saturday, May 6, 2006
TWU- 12th Annual Golf Tournament
TWU Golf Tournament Set’s New Standard
Langley, British Columbia –Trinity Western University raised over $134,000 for students Friday, May 5 at their 12th annual TWU WirelessWave Golf Tournament. The tournament, which raises funds for TWU student-athlete scholarships and the Spartan Athletics’ Complete Champion Approach, was held at the scenic Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
“It is exciting to see how the corporate sector rallied together to help us reach our goal and continue to grow our annual tournament. We simply could not have done it without the help of our Title Sponsor ‘WirelessWave’, Dave Hartman, who is the Vice President – Operations at WirelessWave and Telephone Booth, and many of their partners such as Rogers Wireless, Bell, Samsung and Nokia,” said Steve Scholz TWU Associate Director of Athletics and tournament director.
TWU and Spartan Athletics surpassed their fundraising goal of $125,000. Trinity Western has increased the amount it has raised for student scholarships every year since the tournament’s inception in 1994. The Department of Athletics took over organizing the tournament in 1998 and has increased the dollars raised from $30,000 to $101,000 in 2005.
The tournament included a banquet and auction during which TWU auctioned off a number of items including a signed Markus Naslund jersey, a signed Vince Carter jersey and two NHL pre-game warmup jerseys – Calgary and Toronto, which were signed by special guest NHL great Doug Gilmour. Gilmour spent the day interacting with fellow golfers and gave a brief speech at the banquet. In addition to a round of golf, banquet and a number of gifts, each golfer walked away from the tournament with a personal 7” Samsung portable DVD player which was sponsored by Samsung Electronics and Rogers Wireless.
The Complete Champion Approach helps Spartan Student-Athletes become complete people and champions in all areas of their lives. This program seeks to address the whole person (spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, and social). The Complete Champion Approach is to help student-athletes use their God-given talents and intellect to live a life of significance, experiencing true personal success and powerfully influencing their family and their community.
As official members of Canadian Interuniversity Sport, the Spartans compete in six sports in the Canada West division of the CIS: Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball. This past season the Spartans earned two CIS national championship medals: their second national championship gold with men's volleyball and bronze in men's soccer. In seven years as members of the CIS the Spartans have won two national titles (women’s soccer won gold in 2005), five CIS championship medals and two Canada West championships.
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,500 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 13 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership. For more information, visit TWU’s Official Athletics site at www.twu.ca/athletics.
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