6th Annual College of Business Golf Tournament Raises more than $115,000

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business raised more than $115,000 at its sixth annual golf tournament, presented by Dillard’s on June 12 at Pleasant Valley Country Club.

“This tournament is something we look forward to year after year,” Said Dr. Jane Wayland, Stephen Harrow Smith Dean of Business. “Dillard’s has presented the tournament for four years now and we are very grateful to them and to each and every sponsor, player, donor and volunteer who all make this event a success.”

The seventh annual College of Business Golf Tournament has been set for June 11, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock.

The money raised from this year’s event will be added to the newly established Student Success Endowment which was created this past fall with the help of a lead gift from US Bank. This endowment was established to provide for the ever-changing needs of students and can be used for scholarships, competitions, student enrichment, career placement and study abroad programs.

“We are excited to announce a goal of $250,000 for the Student Success Endowment. This endowment will ensure that funds are available to assist students for years to come. Successful students mean success for Arkansas and the business community,” Wayland said.

Fifty-two teams participated in the tournament that featured morning and afternoon flights, a silent auction, high-end participant gifts and breakfast, lunch and dinner for all players.

Nike pullovers, sponsored by Textbook Brokers, and Titleist ProV1 golf balls, sponsored by Pettus Office Supply were among the gifts given to each player at the tournament.

Liquor and beer were provided by Ace Liquor and Diamond Bear Beer. Gateway Bank was the official water sponsor for the golfers and Pepsi supplied Gatorade and soft drinks.

Morning flight participants enjoyed Chick-Fil-A breakfast and coffee provided by Westrock Coffee. Lunch featured “Ben E. Keith secret recipe” barbequed chicken which proved to be a crowd favorite again this year along with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwursts grilled by Ben E. Keith and Malvern National Bank.

The dinner menu, sponsored by Golden Corral, included meatballs, barbeque sausage, cheese dip, fresh vegetable and fruit trays and, of course, Golden Corral’s famous banana pudding.

For more information on the tournament or on the Student Success Endowment, please contact the Director of Development and External Relations for the College of Business, Sheena Howell at 501.569.3208 or smhowell1@ualr.edu.

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