The 3rd Annual Garnet Blades Golf Tournament proved once again to be a great success by raising over $10,000 to support the men's hockey program. Great weather and a great turnout combined to make this a very enjoyable day for all involved. With each year's event, we continue to see increasing numbers of both participants and sponsors helping us to exceed our fundraising goals. This year's tournament consisted of more than 80 golfers and several new hole and event sponsors.
As with every golf tournament, the objective is to have fun and we were certainly successful on that front. Whether is was the long drives or the Par-3 raffle contest for Red Sox tickets and a round of golf, everyone seemed to find some way to have a shot at winning.
The post-golf festivities included the banquet, raffle and silent auction. In total, there were over 40 prizes raffled or auctioned off throughout the event. Some of the “prized” items included a round of golf at Baltusrol in New Jersey, an autographed Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames jersey, and two tickets on Northwest Airlines.
We would once again like to thank everyone involved with this year's tournament; the volunteers, players, coaches, and most importantly, the golfers. Your continued support will help to ensure that this tournament continues to grow in numbers of golfers participating and the funds generated. The proceeds for this event continue to have a tangible impact on the Union Hockey program, and will help propel Union hockey forward in the upcoming season.
Please mark Friday, June 3rd, 2005 on your calendars for the 4th Annual Garnet Blades Golf Tournament.