New scholarship for golf student-athletes named in honor of Dan and Patty Snider

An anonymous donor gifted UA Little Rock with $25,000 to start and endowed scholarship for golf students in honor of Dan and Patty Snider. Pictured, from left to right, are Director of Athletics Chasse Conque, Women’s Golf Coach Bridgett Norwood, Dan Snider, Patty Snider, Chancellor Andrew Rogerson, and Men’s Golf Coach Jake Harrington.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has established an endowed scholarship to support the Little Rock Trojans men’s and women’s golf programs.

An anonymous $25,000 gift was announced during the Little Rock Golf Shamble, an event honoring Dan Snider for his contributions to the Little Rock golf community, to start the Patty and Dan Snider Endowed Scholarship Fund.

“We were thrilled to receive such a generous gift to honor Dan and Patty,” Director of Athletics Chasse Conque said. “This level of commitment to our golf program means a great deal to our coaches and student-athletes, and for that we are most grateful. The fact we are able to commemorate in perpetuity Dan’s support of our program makes this very special, and we look forward to seeing our golf programs grow because of this level of support.”

The scholarship will go towards the Trojan golf program, benefitting both the men’s and women’s teams.

“Patty and I both feel honored and blessed that we have friends that would want to start an endowed scholarship in our name,” Snider said. “When I first spoke with Chasse (Conque) about starting the Little Rock Golf Shamble, it was in hopes of enhancing the golf program for student-athletes that represent not only the university, but the community.”

The scholarship donation capped the Aug. 28 Little Rock Golf Shamble at Pleasant Valley Country Club, an event that raised more than $72,000 for the Trojan golf programs. Over 140 players participated in this year’s event, many of whom traveled back to Little Rock to show their support of Patty and Dan Snider.

“The fact the women’s program last year finished in the Top 10 in the nation with its GPA speaks to the program that we have at Little Rock representing us across the country. Patty and I are so proud to be associated with the program and appreciate the support everyone showed us,” Snider said.

For more information or to donate to the scholarship, contact Hannah Troillet at 501.569.3393 or hctroillet@ualr.edu.

In the upper right photo, an anonymous donor gifted UA Little Rock with $25,000 to start and endowed scholarship for golf students in honor of Dan and Patty Snider. Pictured, from left to right, are Director of Athletics Chasse Conque, Women’s Golf Coach Bridgett Norwood, Dan Snider, Patty Snider, Chancellor Andrew Rogerson, and Men’s Golf Coach Jake Harrington. 

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