A record 120 golfers participated in the ninth annual President’s Excalibur Golf Tournament at Peterborough Golf & Country Club on Thursday, June 13, 2013 helping to raise more than $30,000 in support of Trent University’s varsity programs and athletes.
The sold-out tournament was a shotgun scramble format that included contests throughout the day. Guests included leaders from the Peterborough Petes, members of the Trent Board of Governors, University senior administrators, CHEX general manager Michael Harris, and tournament sponsors.
As part of the prestigious tournament, guests were also treated to a barbecue lunch, as well as a decadent refreshment tent on the course, provided by Aramark. After a day on the links, golfers enjoyed a reception and dinner at Peterborough Golf & Country Club. A silent auction, featuring many outstanding items, including golf packages at Wildfire and Mill Run Golf Clubs, as well as a wine tasting package at Le Petit Bar, a Blue Jays ticket package, patio set, barbecue, hotel accommodations, and more, was also held.
All proceeds from the annual President’s 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.
“Community support is essential in building a quality and successful varsity program at the university level. The success of the 2013 President’s Excalibur Golf Tournament is a fabulous example of the amazing support for the student athlete experience from the Peterborough community,” said Bill Byrick, director of Athletics at Trent. “Money raised from this event will be dedicated to athletic scholarships used to attract the best and brightest student athletes to the University. It will also enable us to put in place additional supports, such as academic support, medical support, strength and conditioning and year-round training for our student athletes. Many thanks to all who participated and sponsored our ninth annual tournament. We look forward to welcoming the community out to our varsity games and events this fall and winter to see our remarkable student athletes in action.”
The 2013 Winning Foursome title went to the team from tournament sponsors J.J. McGuire, which included: Leo Urrassio, Paul Desousa, Jack Franzin, and Christine Morriera. Winners of Closest-to-the-Pin were Meghann Agnew (Ladies) and Brian McKinley (Men). Longest Drive winners were Sally Graham (Ladies) and Peter Lawless (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.