Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Inaugural golf tournament to benefit WVU Parkersburg Riverhawks athletic clubs

Parkersburg, W.Va. 6/14/11 – The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation announces its inaugural Riverhawk Classic golf tournament to benefit the college’s athletic clubs. First, second and third place winners will take home cash prizes of $500, $400 and $300. This event takes place Saturday, July 23 at Woodridge Plantation Golf Course in Mineral Wells, W.Va. Tee off is at 8:30 a.m.

The registration fee is $40 for Woodridge members and $50 for non-members and includes lunch and cart. In addition, there will be skins, mulligans, a putting contest, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Proceeds will help support uniform, equipment, travel and coaching expenses for each of the athletic clubs at WVU Parkersburg, including golf, soccer, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. 

“We are excited to launch this new fundraising event, and we have high hopes for its success,” said WVU at Parkersburg Foundation Executive Director Kim Jones. “It’s a chance to support the students at WVU Parkersburg and the athletic clubs while featuring our newest club, golf.”

Call 304-424-8340 for more information and to register. Deadline for reservations and entry fee payments is Thursday, July 21 
at 5 p.m.

Golf Team Begins Play

The college golf team, sponsored by a generous donation by West Virginia Sen. Frank Deem, has participated in two golf tournaments this past spring semester, with plans to begin a full season in the next academic year.

In the first tournament, the Wheeling Jesuit Invitational held in Moundsville, WV, the “A” team finished 8th, defeating 3 NCAA Division II colleges.

On May 13 and 14 the team competed in the Ohio Regional College Tournament, finishing 7th out of 13 teams.