5th Annual "Dusty's" Golf Tournament this Weekend at Lake Casa Blanca

Get your golf bag ready and your competitive spirit revved up. Texas A&M International University's 5th Annual "Dusty's" Golf Tournament will tee up this weekend at the Lake Casa Blanca Golf Course Friday and Saturday, April 28-29.

The highlight of the annual event, which raises scholarship funds for the A&M International General Scholarship Fund, will be a one-time-shot at winning a $1 million annuity on Hole 18.

Richard McCoy, Tournament coordinator, said the Tournament will feature a number of events aimed at both golfers and non-golfers wishing to make a difference for students pursuing their higher education dreams.

"With activities ranging from skills contests to a Silent Auction, the Tournament promises to be an event for everyone. And remember, all winners from the skills contests get their name placed in a drawing for a one-time Hole-In-One shot at winning the $1 million annuity," he said.

University partners have played a key role in helping to plan for a successful event, McCoy said.

"We are fortunate to be able to count on partners who wish to actively participate in the betterment of higher education here," he said.

Events scheduled are the following:

Friday, April 28

* Registration and Reception: 5 - 9 p.m.

* Skills Contest: 5 - approximately 8:30 p.m.

* Silent Auction: 5 - approximately 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 29

* First group of golfers depart at 7:30 a.m.

* One-time-shot at winning a $1 million annuity: at 12 p.m. (on Hole #18).

* Second group of golfers depart at 1 p.m.

* Tournament Banquet: 6 p.m.

For further information, please contact McCoy at 326-2167. University office hours are 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