Alumni golf tournament to raise funds for student scholarships


People dressed in marron and gold clothes sitting in a golf cart.

The second annual Maroon and Gold Classic will raise scholarship funds for current Student Alumni Association students.

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The Student Alumni Association, in partnership with the ASU Alumni Association, will be hosting its second annual Maroon and Gold Classic Golf Tournament on Wednesday, April 27, at Papago Golf Club.

All proceeds raised from the annual tournament go toward funding the Student Alumni Association Scholarship to help undergraduate Student Alumni Association students pursue their academic dreams. Last year’s inaugural tournament raised over $19,000, allowing the Alumni Association to establish the SAA scholarship fund.

“The Maroon and Gold Classic is an opportunity for alumni to interact with current SAA students who uphold some of ASU’s most important traditions,” said Christine Wilkinson, president and CEO of the ASU Alumni Association. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in their maroon and gold for a fun and competitive afternoon on the golf course while raising funds for our students.”

The Student Alumni Association is a student organization which promotes spirit, pride and tradition at ASU. This group of students help carry on some of ASU’s oldest traditions, including Echo from the Buttes, Guard the "A" and the “No Pity for the Kitty” t-shirt exchange.  

Student Alumni Association member and inaugural scholarship recipient William Simmons said that he is excited to be involved in the tournament, especially because of the impact the scholarship has had on him.

“By being chosen as the scholarship recipient, I have been able to focus more on my studies versus needing to secure an extra part time job,” he said. “After volunteering at the tournament last year, I am excited to meet even more community members and alums at the second annual Maroon and Gold Classic.”

Students in the Student Alumni Association, along with the ASU Alumni Association, participate in the tournament’s planning, and many students will be in attendance at the tournament.

“It’s wonderful that the business owners, community leaders and Sun Devil golfers can connect with the SAA students whom they are supporting,” Wilkinson said. “These students are the university’s tradition keepers and future leaders.”

Individuals can register to golf for $250 and foursomes can play for $1,000. There are sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 for companies looking to get involved. Circle K is the presenting sponsor of the Maroon and Gold Classic. Register today.

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