SPAD students earn green on the green

By on April 10, 2012

By Sammie Hill–

On Monday April 16, the University of Louisville sports administration program will host the 15th annual SPAD Classic—a golf scramble to raise money for scholarships and The First Tee Louisville charity.

The scramble, executed entirely by U of L Sport Administration students, attracts golfers from all over the state; past participants include Denny Crum and former U of L athletes. Sponsored by organizations such as Chick-fil-A, Papalinos NY Pizzeria, and The Bellamy, this year’s SPAD Classic hopes to continue its tradition of entertainment and success.

“We are excited to continue the tradition of holding a fun and worthwhile event,” said sport administration graduate student Jennifer DeWitt, co-director of the tournament.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, costing $100 per person—a fee that includes breakfast, lunch, and a light dinner as well as green and cart expenses.

The event will conclude in the Cardinal Club clubhouse with a silent auction and awards ceremony for the best team, worst team, longest drive, hole-in-ones, and more.

“The school and community support is overwhelming,” DeWitt reveals, “and we look forward to another successful scramble.”

“U of L alumni and local companies are always first in line to support our program,” added graduate sport administration student Brooke Gilbert, the tournament’s other co-director. “We could not hold the event without their ongoing partnership and we look forward to the many players who will enjoy a great day of golf and camaraderie while celebrating the Cardinal Nation!”

shill@louisvillecardinal.com
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