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New golf tournament will support Lipscomb baseball program

Monday, October 09, 2006

Oct. 9, 2006

In an effort to raise money for various field renovations, the Lipscomb Bisons' baseball team will host the Lipscomb Golf Scramble as part of Alumni Weekend on November 3-4.

The weekend will open with the golf tournament which will take place at Gaylord Springs Golf Links on Nov. 3. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with the tournament scheduled to begin at 11:30. Lunch will be served from 10:45-11:30 a.m.

There will be a cost of $125 per player and $500 a team. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the tournament, however door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Those wishing to donate prizes can contact Andy Mankin at Andy.Mankin@lipscomb.edu.

Bisons' head coach Jeff Forehand is scheduled to participate in the Golf Scramble.

"We want to connect or reconnect with our alumni," Forehand said. "We would love to have as many former Bisons at the tournament, and if they are not golfers then we would love to have them come to Alumni Day on Saturday with their families. This tournament is for anyone who is involved or wants to be involved with Lipscomb baseball."

In addition, individuals will have the opportunity to contribute with a sponsorship which ranges from $250- $1500.

For a single sponsorship ($250), the business/name will appear on a sign at the hole they are sponsoring. A double sponsorship ($500) is a driving range sponsor in which the name will also appear on a sign at the sponsored hole. A triple sponsorship ($1000) is the awards reception sponsorship in which the business/name will be announced at the awards reception. Finally, with the Home Run sponsorship ($1500), the business/name will be attached to the lunches.

Questions regarding registration or sponsorship can be directed to Joanna Tenpenny at (615) 279-5851 or tenpennyjl@lipscomb.edu. Alumni Weekend will also feature a silent auction which will open at 10 a.m. on November 3. Those wishing to donate items can contact Lori Joseph at LoriJoseph@JosephBrothers.com.

Friday's festivities will close with the awards reception which will begin at 5 p.m.

Activities will resume the next day, Saturday, Nov. 4, with an alumni Homerun Derby, alumni game, and a kids' game. These activities will be held at Ken Dugan Field and are scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch will follow the kids' game with the silent auction drawing to a close at this time.

For the former players who attend, and participants in general, they can expect a weekend full of memories, whether it is reliving past games or simply enjoying the weekend for what it is.

"Those in attendance will be in a situation where they can talk about old times, see former teammates, and just be a part of getting Lipscomb baseball back to where it has been," Forehand said. "Those former players deserve that."

Krissy Wade, student sports information assistant for Lipscomb baseball, wrote this story.