Mountain Lion Pro-Am provides new scholarships for UCCS athletes
Published: Monday, September 3, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 02:09
The Monument Hill Country Club will be hosting the 2012 UCCS Mountain Lion Pro-Am on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m. Professional golfers from golf courses across Colorado Springs will participate.
The amateurs in the event will be made up of people with connections to UCCS, including staff and faculty, student athletes, alumni and a few former UCCS golfers. The amateur golfers will be paired with professional golfers.
The top professional golfer will receive a $1,000 grand prize. Amateurs will be competing for other prizes, which include gift certificates to the pro golf shops.
Gregg Jones, a golf pro from World Golf in Colorado Springs, is one of the notable professionals competing in the event. He has qualified for nine PGA tour events and has set many Colorado golf course records. He could be a favorite to win the grand prize.
The event is closed to spectators due to liabilities. Those interested in competing in the event must make a $200 donation and fill out the registration form, which is provided below.
The donation will cover all of the green fees, a cart, dinner, drinks, a Nike golf polo and an additional complimentary round of golf at the Country Club.
Donations are being accepted and will fund a $10,000 title sponsor donation, a $5,000 student-athlete sponsorship, a $2,500 coaches’ sponsorship, a $1,000 Black and Gold Sponsorship and a $200 hole-by-hole sponsorship.
“All of the money raised for the tournament through entry fees, sponsorships, etc. goes to athletic scholarships for UCCS student athletes,” said Nathan Gibson, associate athletic director at UCCS.
For more information on payments and the event, contact Gibson at 255-3601.