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Wilson College Hosts 4th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Students

Posted: July 15, 2010

7/15/2010 Wilson College will hold its fourth annual Blue Jacket Golf Classic golf tournament – which raises money to help students attend off-campus seminars, academic programs and competitions – on Friday, Aug. 6, at Waynesboro Country Club.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 15, 2010
CONTACT: Dianna Heim, Assistant Director of the Wilson Fund/Stewardship Coordinator
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3403
Email: dianna.heim@wilson.edu


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College will hold its fourth annual Blue Jacket Golf Classic golf tournament – which raises money to help students attend off-campus seminars, academic programs and competitions – on Friday, Aug. 6, at Waynesboro Country Club.

“These kind of educational opportunities beyond the classroom are an important part of a student’s educational experience,” said Dianna Heim, assistant director of the Wilson Fund. For example, proceeds from last year’s tournament enabled two Wilson juniors to attend an American Chemical Society seminar on the ecological impact of chemicals.

Golfers and sponsors are being sought for the tournament. The deadline to register is Aug. 2.

Sponsorships offer local businesses tax credits, as well as an opportunity to be recognized in local newspapers and the Wilson College website for supporting higher education, according to Heim.

The tournament, which will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start, has three divisions: corporate, women and men. A winning team will be named from each division and one overall Blue Jacket Golf Classic championship team also will be recognized.

The entry fee is $100 per golfer, who will each receive a box lunch, a buffet dinner and door prizes, in addition to 18 holes of golf and the use of a golf cart, driving range and locker room facilities.

The tournament will use a modified Ryder Cup format. Two-person teams will play “best ball” on holes 1 through 6, “alternate ball” on holes 7 through 12 and “total ball” on holes 13 through 18.

Last year’s Blue Jacket champions were Jim Wertner of Wertner Signs and Duane Cunningham of Greencastle.

This year’s sponsors include: F&M Trust, the Solaris Group, R.S. Mowery and Sons, Menno Haven Retirement Community, Orrstown Bank, Parente Beard L.L.C., Park Avenue Pharmacy, Wolf’s Bus Lines, Sheetz and Stephen C. Oldt.

For more information or to register, contact Heim at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3403, or dianna.heim@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and a master’s degree in education. The college’s 2009-10 enrollment in both the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 838 and includes students from 20 states and 18 foreign countries. Wilson is committed to environmental sustainability and to preparing leaders who will serve their communities and professions effectively.

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