2004 TAMIU Golf Tournament Set To Tee on Saturday at Country Club

TAMIU Golf Tournament Set To Tee on Saturday at Country Club

The Texas A&M International University Alumni Golf Tournament will be held this Saturday, March 27 at the Laredo Country Club. Proceeds support student scholarships at TAMIU.

The tournament will be played as a two-person scramble event with a 7:30 a.m. tee-time.

The $200 registration fee includes one admission to Vegas Night, which will be held on Friday night at the Country Club. Vegas Night will feature Vegas-style games, music, food, bar and prizes.

Imelda Navarro, TAMIU Alumni Association president, said the event is critical for student scholarships at the University.

"These partnerships and support of golfers for the Tournament are pivotal to our providing scholarships for our TAMIU students, as over 70% receive some form of financial aid to complete their higher education," Navarro said.

Coach Steve Garippa, TAMIU athletic director, concurred, noting the University looks forward to the annual event.

"Our students, our athletes, our entire campus community is involved in this initiative and we truly appreciate the partnerships and help we receive from our community to make this Tournament a success," Garippa said.

Sponsors for the event include APEX Construction Services, Constructors, Inc., International Bank of Commerce, The Laredo National Bank, Mercy Health Plans, Sanchez Oil and Gas Corporation, Sony, South Texas National Bank, Sprint and Wells Fargo Bank, NA.

Other sponsors are American Campus Communities, Laredo BorderPlex AreaWide Phonebook, Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc. and Time Warner Cable.

Hole in One sponsors are Deutsch & Deutsch, Inc., Powell Watson Motors, Paul Young Family Nissan and Sames Motor Company.

For more information, contact the Athletics Department at 326-2891.

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