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Monday, April 9, 2018

LSUS Alumni Capital One Pilots Golf Classic

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Help fund higher education at LSU-Shreveport

Friday, May 4, you can work on your golf game and support Louisiana State University Shreveport.

The 20th annual will be the centerpiece of a day full of fun. Activities will run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., highlighted by the Classic’s noon shotgun start. The action will take place at The Golf Club at StoneBridge in Bossier City. Money raised from sponsorships and entry fees will help fund scholarships, projects, programs and services that help the school.

“Over the years, the tournament has raised profits of $284,000, of which $190,000 has gone directly to fund scholarships,” said Jon Cheek, M.D., a 1987 LSUSgraduate and longtime chair of the Golf Committee. “With the increasing uncertainty of funding for higher education, this program is becoming more important in helping students obtain their goals.”

Team sponsorships for the Classic range from $750 to $2,500. A variety of prizes will be up for grabs, including the First Flight, First Place team prize – a golfing weekend at Cypress Bend Resort in Many, La.

Individual prizes include hole-in-one, putting and closest-to-the-pin contests.

“Expectations are always high,” Dr. Cheek said in anticipation of this year’s Classic. “We have an excellent course in StoneBridge. There will be great food for lunch and dinner, as well as on-course snacks, beverages, great prizes and great fellowship with friends.”

The 20th edition of the Classic comes during the 50th anniversary of LSUS.

The intersection of those two milestones make this year’s event even more special.

“The Pilots Classic and LSUS have both grown over the years, and both have exceeded initial expectations,” Dr. Cheek said. “The tournament has grown into a highly anticipated event for the local community. It is a daylong party enjoyed by both players and volunteers.”

The Golf Club at StoneBridge is an 18-hole, championship course designed by PGA Tour veteran Fred Couples and award-winning architect Gene Bates.

You can register to play in the Classic by visiting www.lsus.edu/golf. For more information, you may call 797-5190.

– Tony Taglavore


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