Hodges University is gearing up for its Tenth Annual Spring Golf Classic. The event will be held on March 29 at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers. The event will begin with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds are dedicated to providing critical scholarship support for Hodges University students.
The Honorary Chair of the tournament this year is Tom Horton. “Tom has been a great friend and supporter of our institution for many years,” said Phil Memoli, Vice President of University Advancement. “He was responsible for organizing our first golf tournament and actually chaired it for the first two years. We thought it was appropriate for the tenth anniversary of the tournament to name him as our distinguished honorary chair.
“We’re bringing the event back to Fiddlesticks Country Club where so many of Tom’s friends have supported the event in the past. We’re looking forward to another great year.”
To date, nearly $500,000 has been raised to provide scholarships for deserving students. Many of these students include military veterans who have valiantly served in Iraq and Afghanistan. These students are working to make the difficult and arduous transition from military to civilian life. Currently, over 250 students at Hodges are veterans.
“I was part of the first tournaments at Hodges many years ago, and I’m honored to be able to come back and do what I can for them again this year” said Tom Horton. “It feels especially good to be part of an event that gives back to our military. Hodges has treated our returning veterans very well and it feels good to be connected with a school that has done so much for our military.” A veteran himself, Mr. Horton served as a pilot in the Marine Corps for six years.
Memoli also commented on the importance of scholarships for Hodges students. “Supporting these students is an investment in our community, to assure the skilled workforce we need to drive the economic development of our community,” he said. “Hodges University students live, work and raise their families here. Their ambition and determination to seek advanced degrees is vital to serving the current and future needs of our citizens.”
The majority of Hodges University’s approximately 2,500 students are adult learners who are tasked with maintaining families and full-time jobs. For these students, Hodges provides a curriculum designed to complement, not complicate, their busy lives. Small, but rigorous classes, flexible scheduling, online learning, individual attention from a dedicated administration and faculty, and access to a state-of-the-art library, each are among the attributes that culminate into everyday rewards experienced by students at Hodges University.
For more information regarding sponsorship and underwriting opportunities please contact Alyssa DeLora at 239.938.7826239.938.7826 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hodges University is a 501(c)(3) notfor-profit organization.