Friday, May 15, 2009
TWU- 15th Annual Golf Tournament
TWU GOLF TOURNAMENT BLOWS BY FUNDRAISING GOAL
LANGLEY, British Columbia -Trinity Western University raised over $336,000 for students Thursday, May 7 at their 15th 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. The tournament and banquet included keynote speakers women's tennis legend Monica Seles and NHL greats Pat Quinn, Peter Mahovlich and Marcel Dionne.
"It has been an unbelievable team effort and blessing to see this tournament grow over the last 15 years. We are truly thankful for the many corporate sponsors and donors that make this a continued growing reality. It is a real privilege to be a part of something that directly impacts local university student lives and helps develop our leaders of tomorrow," said Steve Scholz TWU tournament advisor. "We simply could not have done it without the help of our Title Sponsor ‘WirelessWave', Dave Hartman, who is the Vice President of Glentel Inc. - Operations, Retail Division and many of our major sponsors such as Samsung, Bell, Rogers Wireless, LG Electronics, RIM Blackberry, Gentec, Virgin Mobile, Blu Marketing, Bosa Properties Inc. and Nokia."
TWU and Spartan Athletics blew past their fundraising goal of $200,000. 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 $274,000 in 2008. During its 15 year run the tournament has raised over one million dollars and currently has netted over $1,359,000.
The tournament included a banquet and silent auction during which TWU auctioned off a number of items including a two first class tickets and accommodations to Paris France, and signed jersey's from Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemuex, Bobby Hull, Sidney Crosby and Roberto Luongo.
In addition to a round of golf, banquet and a number of gifts, each golfer walked away from the tournament with close to a thousand dollars in gifts and prizes thanks to Samsung, Vtech, Gentec and Rogers Wireless. Tournament organizers are grateful to Samsung who sponsored the prize table by donating a Samsung Blue-ray Disc Player for every golfer.
As official members of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), the Spartans compete in six sports in the Canada
West division of the CIS: Women's and Men's Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball. This past season the Spartans captured Canada West silver medals in men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball as well as the 2008 CIS women's soccer gold medal at the national championship hosted at Trinity Western University this past November.
Since the Spartans entered the CIS in 1999, Spartan student-athletes have accumulated a number of significant awards including two CIS Player of the Year awards, a CIS Elite Eight Academic All-Canadian award, two CIS Rookie of the Year awards, a CIS Libero of the Year award, two CIS community service awards and numerous CIS All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star awards. In nine years as members of the CIS, the Spartans have won three national titles (women's soccer in 2004 and 2008 and men's volleyball in 2006), nine CIS championship medals, an individual CIS national championship and six Canada West championships.
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.
Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C., is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture. For more information, visit TWU's Official Athletics site at: www.gospartans.ca.
Last Updated: 2009-05-15