Early Bird Deadline Extended for TAMIU Alumni Association Benefit Golf Tournament

The early bird deadline for entry into the Texas A&M International University Alumni Association Golf Tournament benefiting students scholarships has been extended. Originally set to close on Friday, April 11, the deadline is now Friday, April 18.

Early bird entry fee is $125 per player if received before April 18, 2003 and $175 thereafter. Team entry early bird fee is $375 prior to April 15 and $525 thereafter. Entry fee includes golf cart and green fees, gift pack with shirt, cap and golfing accessories and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Awards Banquet.

The 8th annual Tournament is scheduled Friday and Saturday, April 25-26 at the Lake Casa Blanca Golf Course.

Tournament format is a three-person scramble with two tee off times, 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. On Friday, April 25, from 5-9:30 p.m., golfers, their friends, event sponsors and organizers can participate in a reception and silent auction as well as a variety of skill contests.

Among items schedule for the silent auction are Byron Nelson Tournament passes, a six-day stay for 8-18 at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, and gift certificates from an assortment of retailers and restaurants.

The University is encouraging all members of the Alumni Association, including graduates of TAMIU and the former Texas A&I University at Laredo and Laredo State University, to attend and participate in the event.

Current sponsors for the Tournament include:

Beryllium Sponsor -Mercy Health Plans

Graphite Sponsors - American Campus Communities, Borderplex Area-Wide Phone Book, Barnes and Noble, The Laredo National Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Commerce Bank and South Texas National Bank.

Student Team sponsors include International Bank of Commerce, Don Kruger Construction Company, Marcus Moreno All-State Insurance and Reliant Energy.

Golf Cart sponsors include American Filtration,Geo Mortgage and US Cellular.

Additional contributors include Carmin's Flower and Gift Shop and Dr. Carmen Rathmell.

Other businesses, organizations or individuals interested in supporting or participating in the Tournament or silent auction can contact Silvia Jones in the University's Office of Institutional Advancement at 326.2168 or email jones@tamiu.edu.

Golfers seeking information about rules or contests can contact Tournament Director Coach Lance Noble at the University at 326.2893.

University office hours for the Spring semester are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu