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Registration Open for WNEU’s 22nd Annual Golden Bear Athletics Golf Classic

SPRINGFIELD — The Department of Athletics at Western New England University will host the 22nd annual Golden Bear Athletics Golf Classic at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow on Monday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. Registration is taking place through Monday, Sept. 13. The cost for individual participation is $175 per person. Foursomes are welcome.

“The athletics program at Western New England University is an integral part of the institution and to the overall development of the student-athlete,” said Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Lori Mayhew-Wood, who is organizing this event. “Division III athletes compete at their own expense without the benefit of scholarships. Proceeds from the Classic will directly benefit student-athletes who compete in 20 varsity sports.”

In addition, the university offers an intramural program that reaches the entire campus community. This tournament will help ensure their athletic experience.

The tournament will be a scramble format, and golf carts will be provided. Competitions during the day will include closest to the pin, straightest drive, and longest drive. There will also be mulligan tickets, a raffle, and a putting contest throughout the day.

Each year, the Classic honors outstanding individuals who have made a positive impact on Western New England University and its athletics family. This year’s honoree will be WNEU President Robert Johnson. A cocktail reception and luncheon honoring him will take place upon tournament completion.

“College athletics programs promote school spirit and unity, which allow students to take pride in and feel connected to their institutions,” Johnson said. “Students who participate as student-athletes glean critical life lessons they will apply as leaders in their professions and communities, such as sportsmanship, time management, and interaction with diverse groups. Their athletics endeavors enrich and augment the education they receive inside the classroom. Now more than ever, it is essential that we protect and preserve the resources to ensure continuity of these opportunities.”

For more information and registration or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit wnegoldenbears.com/landing/index.

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