11th Annual Bluefield College’s Golfers’ Challenge set for August By Rudy Roediger | July 30, 2012 | RSS BLUEFIELD, Va. – Bluefield College will host its 11th Annual Golfers’ Challenge, at Pipestem Resort State Park and Golf Course on Monday, August 20. (2012 Bluefield College’s Golfers’ Challenge Brochure) “We are blessed to live in a community where individuals understand the importance of supporting the local college,” said Annette Tabor, Associate Vice President for Advancement. “Local businesspersons get a chance to meet our coaches, cultivate relationships, and have a good time playing a round of golf, all the while supporting our scholarship fund. This is a win-win event for all involved.” Located in Pipestem, W.Va., Pipestem Resort State Park features two challenging, beautifully manicured courses 1,372 feet above sea level. The par-72 championship course, designed by Geoffrey Cornish, opened in 1966, features 6,884 yards of golf from the longest tees and views of the Bluestone Canyon. The event, hosted by Ram Athletics and the BC Development Office, is open to alumni, family and friends of the Bluefield College community. Proceeds from the 18-hole scramble support BC’s 15 athletic programs and its 400-plus student-athletes. A $100 donation covers 18 holes of golf, cart, and lunch provided by Outback Steakhouse of Princeton, W.Va. and various prize packages available throughout the day, including a car prize, made possible by Ramey Motors. Money raised from the event supports BC’s scholarship fund. Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals, companies and organizations, providing visibility and access to the 100 plus golfers and guests that converge on the Pipestem, W. Va., course. For more information, contact Annette Tabor, Bluefield College Associate Vice President for Advancement, at 276.326.4211 or 376.970.5213 or by email at NOTES FROM THE RIDGE…. BC: Bluefield College is a small, private, Christian liberal arts institution located on 82 acres of land in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern Virginia offering 22 majors with 61 percent of faculty holding Doctorate degrees and 94 percent of its students earning financial aid. RAMS: As part of its educational experience, the college fields 15 teams in its intercollegiate athletic program, including seven for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis) and eight for women (basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball). RAM EFFORT: A model by which the BC Athletic Department seeks to develop Christian character and to pursue athletic excellence. Through Energy, Faith, Focus, Ownership, Respect, and Teamwork – the Ram EFFORT – BC student-athletes are actively engaged in Christ-centered character driven athletics at Bluefield College. KICKOFF: Bluefield College suites up for its first full season of competition of football since 1941. The Rams will play an 11-game schedule including six home and five away contests during the regular season. Ten of the eleven games will be conference games. The season opener will be against Pikeville (Ky.) on August or 25 at 6:00 p.m., at Mitchell Stadium. 128, MR. TOUCHDOWN, USA: Bluefield College running back Pete Young led the nation in scoring in 1933 with 128 points, prompting the popular singer/songwriter Rudy Vallée to write the song “Mr. Touchdown, USA.” PERFECT: In 1933 BC recorded its first undefeated season, 9-0, including wins over Concord College, Salem College, and Appalachian State University. NOT FINAL AFTER ALL: Running back Richard “Dick” Bogdan scored the “final” touchdown for Bluefield College in the team’s home coming 30-7 win over Rio Grande College in 1941. MID-SOUTH: Bluefield College is entering its first season as a member of the Mid-South Conference (MSC), which is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The MSC is a 16-member conference that offers championships in 17 sports, featuring schools in six states that have combined for 17 national championships with teams from Belhaven (MS), Bethel (TN), Bluefield (VA), Campbellsville (KY), Cumberland (TN), Faulkner (AL), Georgetown (KY), Kentucky Christian, Lindsey Wilson (KY), Shawnee State (OH), St. Catharine (KY), Union (KY), Pikeville (KY), Rio Grande (OH), Cumberlands (KY), Virginia-Wise (VA).