UPEI Panther Golf Classic generates support for student-athletes


Ron Annear – UPEI

July 29, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) – Despite torrential rain, UPEI Athletics and Recreation hosted the Panther Golf Classic on Friday, July 26 at Green Gables Golf Course. The annual event which brought together 108 golfers raised $14,000 to support student-athletes at UPEI.

“The support for this event was wonderful. The participants weren’t concerned with getting a little wet, and they went on to enjoy a great day,” said UPEI Director of Athletics and Recreation Bill Schurman. “I’d like to thank everyone involved, including participants, organizers Brian King and Matthew Cassidy, presenting sponsor Stewart McKelvey, dinner sponsor CIBC Wood Gundy/Manulife Financial, BBQ sponsor Grant Thornton, and all hole sponsors. It was great to have our coaches and student-athletes volunteer to help make the Panther Golf Classic such a success.”

The winners of the scramble event were: (shooting a 59) team of Joey Smith, Paul Murnaghan, Jeff MacEachern, and Brad Campbell, and (shooting an 80) team comprised of Kathy Kielly, Jeannette MacAulay, and Glenda Clements-Smith.

“I’d like to thank everyone for all their help with this year’s Panther Golf Classic, including Green Gables Golf Course staff and management who were wonderful to work with, and the course was in amazing shape,” added tournament organizer Brian King. “I’d like everyone to pencil us in now for the last Friday of July 2014.”