UMass Boston’s 26th Annual Golf Tournment Helps Support Student-Athletes and Area Youth
July 06, 2012
Office of Communications
The 26th Annual UMass Boston Golf Classic will tee off Monday, July 9 at 7:30 a.m. at the Granite Links Golf Course in Quincy, Massachusetts, as alumni, students, faculty, and even state representatives come to play, win awards, and fundraise for the Division of Athletics and Recreation.
The tournament was originally scheduled for Monday, June 25 but was moved due to heavy rain and thunderstorms in the forecast.
The Golf Classic continues to be the largest annual fundraising event for the Division of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs.
Since the early 1970s, the UMass Boston athletics program has been giving students the opportunity to better themselves by creating community, encouraging competition, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Intercollegiate athletics and intramurals/recreation for students, staff, and faculty are the primary concerns of the Department of Athletics. UMass Boston teams compete in the ECAC, the Little East Conference and the ECAC East for ice hockey. Twenty-three Beacons in seven sports have achieved All-America status a total of 96 times.
The Department of Athletics also has the responsibility of providing services to the community. Whether it is complimentary use of the Clark Athletic Center's indoor and outdoor facilities, coaches' and student athletes' sport clinics for youth groups, or holiday visits to area hospitals, UMass Boston Athletics is in the forefront of serving communities around the state.
"With several facility expansion and improvement projects underway, proceeds from this event ensure that we can continue to provide our student-athletes, the university community, and the people of Greater Boston with the best in athletics facilities, sports programs, and recreation," said Vice Chancellor of Athletics and Recreation Charlie Titus. "We are very excited about the expanded opportunities these changes will provide our students and our community."
Apart from the actual game itself, the Golf Classic will also feature a raffle and silent auction, a buffet, and an award ceremony where participants can win awards for closest pin, longest drive, and the golf tournament foursome award.
While the cause is beneficial to the UMass Boston community, the event will also provide an opportunity “to gather with colleagues, community members, students and friends and acknowledge the generous support provided to our programs, student-athletes, and staff," Titus said.