Joel Howard smiles with excitement as he sits down to talk about a favorite topic: golf. More specifically, charity golf, as in the upcoming 21st Annual UM-Flint Student Scholarship Golf Outing for Staff and Faculty, taking place this Friday, June 10.
"This event is a great opportunity to take a vacation day away from work, enjoy the weather, and get to better know some of your co-workers, all while playing what traditionally has been a rather bad round of golf," said Howard, a web software developer with Information Technology Services at the University of Michigan-Flint. "The event committee, chaired by Ken Heiser, has volunteered quite a few hours of their free time to make sure this event is fun for everyone regardless of your level of skill on the golf course, and we raise several thousand dollars each year for the selected scholarship."
All proceeds from the outing go directly to support the Akhila and Rajamani Scholarship Fund at the University of Michigan-Flint. This fund goes to support a full-time UM-Flint student who both studies and works on campus. The scholarship makes an important difference in lessening the financial burden of our student workers.
If interested in making a donation to this scholarship, click here, type "Akhila" into the box, and select "Give Now." Your donation will go directly to the Akhila and Rajamani Scholarship Fund account.
The 21st Annual UM-Flint Student Scholarship Golf Outing will take place at the IMA Brookwood Golf Course and is scheduled for an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. The format is a four person scramble which, for those non-golfers out there, means that everyone has a chance to take their swings but only play the best shot. This allows for players of all skill levels to participate.
The registration cost for the event includes morning refreshments, driving range warm-up, 18 holes with a golf cart, hot buffet lunch, and prizes for longest drive (men and women), closest to pin, and fun holes. The outing is open to current faculty and staff, retirees, and friends or relatives each year.
For more information, visit the event's website or talk to a planning committee member: Howard, Ken Heiser, Cheryl Godmar, Beth Manning, Lori Burger, Larry King, Jason Gooding, or Matt Wyneken.
About the University of Michigan-Flint's Victors for Michigan Campaign
The Victors for Michigan-Flint capital campaign is a multiyear effort that seeks to raise $40 million or more in private philanthropy to increase student support, advance UM-Flint's academic priorities, and expand its positive impact on the community.
The Office of University Advancement's mission is furthering the University of Michigan-Flint and fulfilling the aspirations of those it serves. The university's dedicated contributors fund a broad array of needs, from student scholarships, breakthrough research, community outreach, and the highest-quality education.
For more information about giving to the Victors for Michigan-Flint campaign, visit the website.
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