Bluefield University in the News


by | Jul 19, 2011

Looking for a golf challenge — one with an opportunity to win a car and other great prizes? Interested in testing your green skills against the area’s best, while at the same time providing valuable scholarship support to student-athletes at Bluefield College?

Then, sign up today as a participant or sponsor of Bluefield College’s 10th Annual Alpha Natural Resources Golfers’ Challenge, Monday, August 29 at Pipestem Resort State Park and Golf Course in Pipestem, West Virginia, and featuring a chance to win a car, made possible by Ramey Motors.

Area golf enthusiasts are already joining the field of contestants who will compete in the 10th Annual BC Golfers’ Challenge, sponsored by Alpha Natural Resources, a leading coal producer with more than 50 active mines in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

The competition, according to coordinator Annette Tabor, is one that will give locals not only the chance to compete against the area’s best golfers for prizes, but also the opportunity to support student-athletes at Bluefield College. In fact, proceeds from the Challenge, Tabor said, go directly to the school’s Department of Athletics.

“Proceeds from the Golfers’ Challenge go directly to the BC Fund for Scholarships, a vital source of financial aid for students,” said Tabor. “In fact, more than 90 percent of Bluefield College students depend on some form of financial aid, like the BC Fund. Without it, they might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend BC.”

Individual sponsorships in the Challenge allow for the entry of a single four-member team and are available for a fee of $400 per team or $100 per player on a four-member individual team. Individual sponsors or all team players will receive a round of golf, lunch provided by Outback Steakhouse of Princeton, West Virginia, and a chance for prizes or recognition during Challenge play.

Corporate sponsorships are available for a fee of $1,000, and businesses or corporations who sponsor the Challenge will receive a round of golf for a four-member corporate team, along with an Outback lunch for all four players. In addition, corporate sponsors will get a company promotional sign placed in BC’s Dome Gymnasium and at a hole on the golf course, along with opportunities for prizes or recognition during Challenge play.

The play format for the BC Challenge will be a four-man scramble with a captain’s choice. Registration for the event will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by a morning flight tee time of 8:30 a.m. and the Outback Steakhouse lunch after the tournament.

Team prizes will be awarded to the first and second place finishers. Individual awards also will be presented to the players with the “longest drive” and the shot “closest to the pin.” Additional prizes will be given away through drawings held during the day.

But, the most appealing reward in the 2011 edition of the BC Golfers’ Challenge, in addition to supporting BC student-athletes, is the chance to win a car for the participant who scores a hole-in-one on a course par three.

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