The UALR College of Business broke records during its third annual golf tournament held at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock on June 16.
The fundraising event grossed $91,000â€“nearly double last yearâ€™s amountâ€“in a four-person scramble that will help endow College of Business student programs.
The tournament was presented by Dillardâ€™s Inc.
Three supporting sponsorsâ€“Verizon, Arvest Bank, and Textbook Brokers Inc.â€“also provided funding for the tournament.
â€śWe attribute this yearâ€™s success to the support of our sponsors, amazing committee, and enthusiastic participants,â€ť said Andrea Angel, director of development for the UALR College of Business.
Angel said that, at 180 participants, another record was set in the number of players this year. A silent auction also helped net another $5,000, according to Angel. Players enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the all-day event.
â€śWe really tried to enhance the experience, and we hope everyone had a good time.â€ť
Each year, the fundraiser helps support business programs that include professional development workshops, placement activities, and student competitions such as the Donald W. Reynolds Governorâ€™s Cup business plan competition.
â€śTo have so many sponsors and participants this year is a testament to the growth in support of our programs,â€ť said Dr. Jane Wayland, UALRâ€™s Stephen Harrow Smith Dean of Business.
â€śEach of these successful events means our program will better serve our students by expanding the supporting activities available,â€ť she said.
Next yearâ€™s golf tournament is already set for Monday, June 15, at the Pleasant Valley Country Club.