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COLLEGIATE GOLFERS AND UNIQUE AUCTION ITEMS TO BE PART OF MWGA?S MAY 19TH LEGACY CELEBRATION

     FARMINGTON, Mich., April 25, 2014 – Women’s golf team members from several area universities and a selection of unique silent auction items will be featured as part of the Michigan Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) Legacy Celebration Monday, May 19, at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor.

 

The event will honor LPGA Founding Member Shirley Spork, USGA Committeewoman and Golf Association of Michigan Honorary Governor Betty Richart and first and long-time Michigan State University Women’s Golf Coach Mary Fossum. Registration and range practice will begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch, scramble-format golf, a social hour, auctions and awards dinner.

 

Golfers will enjoy fun contests for individuals and teams and some score-lowering help from members of the Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan and University of Detroit-Mercy women’s golf teams, who will be stationed on specific holes to hit drives for each team.

 

In addition, sponsors have been donating a selection of unique and valuable silent auction items, including: rounds of golf at the University of Michigan and Radrick Farms golf courses, along with a Brady Hoke-signed item; certificates for golf at Barton Hills, Travis Pointe, Eagle Crest, Fox Hills, MSU’s Forest Akers, Egypt Valley, Salem Hills, Sycamore Hills, Fox Creek, Whispering Willows and Idyl Wyld golf courses; weeklong U.S. Women’s Open passes; $500 Discount Tire gift certificate; and a collectible Golfcraft (now Titleist) fiberglass sand wedge used by Spork on the LPGA Tour from 1950 to 1965.  Personal checks and credit card payments will be accepted.

 

Proceeds from the Legacy Celebration will benefit the Detroit area MWGA Girls Golf Program, conducted in cooperation with the LPGA and USGA, and the women’s collegiate golf teams at EMU, U-M and MSU, as designated beneficiaries of the three honorees.

 

The all-inclusive entry fee for the day’s events (minus cash bar) is $150, with a dinner only option of $60. In addition, a limited-seating Legacy Celebration Luncheon, sponsored by the EMU Foundation, will be held on Sunday, May 18, at the Eagle Crest Golf Resort in Ypsilanti at 1 p.m.

 

Online event registration is available at www.mwgolf.org. The website also has a complete list of sponsorship and program book advertising opportunities available.  To register for the Sunday luncheon, call 734-481-2334.

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