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Published 5/6/2004
Owens Alumni Association Hosts Second Annual Golf Classic, May 24

Area residents are invited to enjoy a day of golf and entertainment in support of alumni programs as Owens Community College's Alumni Association presents its Second Annual Golf Classic. The event will occur on Monday, May 24.

Organized by the Owens Alumni Association's Steering Committee, the golf outing will be held at the historic Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg. The event will feature 18-holes of golf, lunch, cocktails/hors d'oeuvres and an awards program. The Golf Classic event sponsor is Sky Bank, while Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. will serve as the cart sponsor.

"Owens Community College's Alumni Association is proud to host a community-wide event in which the proceeds will benefit students pursuing a college education," said Janet Meacham, Owens President of the Alumni Association. "The Golf Classic is a unique opportunity for business and industry, as well as Owens alumni, to provide continued support for higher education, ensuring our students with opportunities for lifelong learning."

Meacham added, "The Northwest Ohio community's initial response toward this year's event has been overwhelming and spots for participating teams are filling up fast. I expect the Golf Classic to once again be a first class event and a fun, filled day of golf, benefiting a worthy cause."

Since opening its doors in 1965, Owens Community College has provided higher education to more than 250,000 students. Owens' Alumni Association is committed to the personal and professional success of alumni and students through the ongoing development of value-added initiatives.

The College's Alumni Association is open to all graduates or students who have successfully completed any credit or non-credit course at Owens. New members have the opportunity to serve on the organization's Board of Directors or committees, utilize the Student Health and Activities Center, Common Computer labs, and Library services and attend a variety of social and networking events.

The four-person scramble golf competition will begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will precede the golf from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The day will conclude with participants reminiscing about their golfing experience over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. A short program will occur at this time to recognize the top foursome.

Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to support the Golf Classic by entering a team and/or by becoming a sponsor. Among the various levels of support include Eagle Sponsor ($1,000), Birdie Sponsor ($800), Mulligan Sponsor ($300) and Bogey Sponsor ($200). Those businesses that do not want to golf have the opportunity to sponsor a hole on the course.

The Belmont Country Club is located on Bates Road, five miles south of Downtown Toledo. For more information, or to register a team, contact the Owens Alumni Affairs Office at (567) 661-7410 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7410.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four- year college or university.


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