Submitted by NC Development and Alumni Relations:
When it comes to support for Niagara College, the annual Golf Classic is a hole in one.
This year’s sold-out event, held on September 18 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club, raised a record $55,000 in support of College student athletes. About 160 golfers, including community and business leaders from across Niagara and the GTA attended the tournament.
The event is not only a fundraiser but provides students with practical program-related experience. More than 45 students attended this year’s event, including athletes from the NC Knights varsity golf team who provided clinic instruction to tournament participants before they teed off. Participants also had a chance to test out their longest drive abilities by going head-to-head with Knights varsity golfers.
In addition, Event Management students gained hands-on event experience at the tournament; Paramedic students provided blood pressure checks for the golfers and Esthetician students provided mini hand massages. Lunch on-site was provided by Bench-on-the-Go food truck; and participants were provide NC wine, ale, lager and cider tastings. Representatives from Research & Innovation gave an overview of their initiatives and projects; and NC Sustainability staff were on hand to educate about proper recycling and composting.
The event capped off with a buffet dinner and awards ceremony where top golfers from the tournament as well as from additional competitions including a putting competition, longest drive competitions, and a closest to the NC Keg competition were honoured.
The tournament by several sponsors including:
- Presenting Sponsors: Rankin Construction and TD Insurance;
- Presenting Media Sponsor: St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review, and Welland Tribune;
- Ace Sponsor: CIBC; and
- Eagle Sponsors: Campus Living Centres, Chartwells, Commercial Cleaning Services, Cooper Wealth Management, and Meridian.
View photos from the 2018 Foundation Golf Classic on the NC Golf Classic website: