Golfers from throughout the city and region are swinging their clubs and readying for Texas A&M International University's Fourth Annual "Dusty" Scholarship Golf Tournament April 9-10 at the Casa Blanca Golf Course.
Single entry fees are $150. Team entry fees are $450. All proceeds support student scholarships at A&M International.
Prizes for the golf tournament include three new cars, a cash prize of $10,000 and a new Rolex watch.
Community and corporate support for the event has been strong, organizers said.
"Since 80% of our students receive financial aid, this strong corporate and community support will translate into real scholarship monies," said Tournament Executive Committee co-chairs Dr. Stephen Lunce, associate professor of information systems.
Dr. Henry C. Smith, Tournament Executive Committee co-chair, noted this year's event will include a number of additional activities for participants.
"We'll have five Skills Contents with a Grand Prize of a new 1999 Mustang from Sames Ford, an awards dinner, silent auction and a Texas A&M University System challenge, said Dr. Smith.
Partners in this year's Golf Tournament include:
Titanium Underwriter: Guerra Communications.
Graphite Sponsor: CPL, Doctors Hospital of Laredo.
Skills Contest Grand Prize Sponsor - 1999 Ford Mustang, Sames Automotive.
Hole-In-One Sponsors include: Powell Watson, 1999 Oldsmobile Allero; Paul Young Auto Mall, 1999 Malibu; Deutsch and Deutsch, a Rolex watch and Laredo BorderPlex Phone Book, $10,000.
Hole Sponsors include: Texas Mexican Railway, International Bank of Commerce, The Laredo National Bank, Golden Corral, NBC Bank Laredo, Follett College Stores, Aguirre Corporation and American Campus Communities.
Team Sponsors are: Sanchez Oil and Gas Corporation: A&M International Student Team; Mercy Health Systems of Texas: A&M International Student Team; South Texas Chiropractic: A&M International Student Team, Commerce Bank: A&M International Student Team, and Price Construction: A&M International Student Team.
Beverage Cart Sponsors for the Tournament are Neel Title Corporation and Quality Air Conditioning and Heating.
Golf Cart Sponsors for the event are: JBL Group Inc., Arguindegui Oil Company, Tacolare Restaurant, SYSCO Food Services and JAMCO International.
For additional information on entry, supporting or volunteering to assist with the Fourth Annual 'Dusty' Scholarship Golf Tournament, please contact Smith or Lunce at 326.2507 or 326.2502 respectively, or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 326.2175.
University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.