College of Golf Received a Plaque From The Special Olympics of North America

Keiser University College of Golf received a plaque from Special Olympics North America for “appreciation of your Sponsorship and Support of the 2011 Special Olympics Golf National Invitational Tournament (NIT).” Dr. Eric Wilson, PGA Master Professional, Executive Director of Golf Operations for The College of Golf, and Chairman of the Special Olympics Golf Committee presented the plaque to Mr. John McMurry, Vice President of The College of Golf and Mr. Gary Cosgrove, Regional Vice Chancellor of Operations for Keiser University, on behalf of Craig Pippert, Special Olympics North America Director of Training and Competitions.

The 2011 Special Olympics National Invitational Golf Tournament was held at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL, September 23-25, 2011, on the Wanamaker and Ryder Golf Courses. More than 200 athletes/competitors from 24 states competed in five levels of play. Coaches, caddies, partners, and family members accompanied the athletes.  Mrs. Marilyn Wilson, Special Olympics National Invitational Tournament Volunteer Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty Member for The College of Golf, recruited over 300 volunteers from the local community to work as caddies, scorers, walking observers, drivers, administrative assistants, and competition coordinators during the NIT; over 100 of the volunteers were students at Keiser University College of Golf. Mr. Pippert commented that “the NIT would not have been the success it was without the efforts of the student volunteers from The College of Golf.” The students and staff at Keiser University College of Golf are honored to volunteer their time and efforts to support Special Olympics golf locally and nationally.

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