Seventh Annual Excalibur Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 to Support Varsity Athletes


Funds raised will help build varsity program and create Athletic Financial Awards to support future Trent athletes

Friday, June 17, 2011, Peterborough
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Under clear skies yesterday, 68 golfers participated in the seventh annual Excalibur Golf Tournament at Peterborough Golf & Country Club, helping to raise more than $30,000 in support of Trent University’s varsity programs and athletes.

Sponsored by Bell, the tournament was a shotgun scramble format that included contests throughout the day coordinated by some of Trent’s student varsity athletes. Golfers were also treated to some fabulous refreshments on the course, provided by Aramark. After a day at the course, guests were invited to a reception and dinner at Trent University. The gourmet food was donated entirely by Aramark.

All proceeds from the annual Excalibur Golf Tournament go towards supporting the varsity program at Trent University and athletic financial awards. These awards are designed to assist student athletes with a record of outstanding academic and athletic performance and demonstrated financial need. Each donation is matched dollar-for-dollar by the government’s Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program. 

“As we continue to build our varsity program at Trent, it is important that we support our student athletes any way we can to help them succeed both academically and athletically,” said Bill Byrick, director of Athletics at Trent. “The athletic scholarships and bursaries that will be created through the proceeds of this tournament will help to attract great athletes to Trent and assist them in reducing their financial challenges. On behalf of our athletes, thank you to all of the sponsors and participants of this event. It is inspiring to see the amount of support in the community for our varsity program and for our student athletes.”

The 2011 Winning Foursome title went to the VIP team of leaders behind the Peterborough Petes, general manager Dave Reid, head coach Mike Pelino and assistant coach Jody Hull, together with hockey commentator and former NHL player Greg Millen. Winners of Closest-to-the-Pin were Laurie Robertson (Ladies) and John Casserly (Men). Longest Drive winners were Marilyn Strain (Ladies) and Todd Vandonk (Men).

Congratulations and thanks go out to everyone who participated, with special appreciation to the many generous sponsors who helped make this year’s event such a success. 


For more information, please contact:
Kathryn Verhulst-Rogers, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Athletics & Recreation, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x7258