CSN Foundation Plans 2nd Annual Golf Classic for Nov. 24

October 22, 2009 by  

The College of Southern Nevada Foundation is always looking for new ways to bring funding to CSN’s programs – everything from scholarship opportunities to the baseball team. That’s why, last year, the CSN Foundation decided to host a Golf Classic.

But to add incentive to take part, the classic featured celebrity MLB players including Greg Maddux from the LA Dodgers, Aaron Rowan from the San Francisco Giants, James Shields from the Tampa Bay Rays, Mike Dunn from the New York Yankees, and Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs among other players.

Finding much success and positive feedback from the 2008 Golf classic, the CSN Foundation is currently planning its 2nd Annual Golf Classic, which will take place Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at the Dragon Ridge Country Club – located at 552 Stephanie St., near McDonald Ranch Dr. in Henderson.

“Extra-curricular activities provide students with an outlet to meet new people, provide practical application to what they’ve learned in their classes, and generally feel engaged with their college or university,” said Jacque Matthews of the CSN Foundation. “Being able to offer potential and current students a wide array of programs and services, a nationally known baseball team, scholarship opportunities and more is a big reason why CSN is the fourth largest two-year college of its kind in the United States. Therefore, helping to fund those programs and services is something we take very seriously.”

Proceeds from the 2nd annual event will benefit CSN athletics programs, which must be funded primarily with private donations. Celebrating CSN’s already nationally recognized baseball team as well as celebrity MLB players, the 2009 line up will include all of last year’s players plus Steve Garvey of LA Dodger fame. Additional major league participants will be announced shortly.

Although the CSN baseball team has long been recognized for its talent, the team garnered national media coverage when Bryce Harper, who was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated, joined the team at age 17. Harper will also be taking part in the golf tournament.

“It is highly motivating to my players and coaches to receive community support from businesses such as Wells Fargo, United Health Care, Snap Towing and more,” said Tim Chambers, CSN coach. “Their participation in the tournament provides baseball and softball athletes with helps with supplies, transportation and student scholarships. They are the backbone of our program.”

CSN’s Henderson campus is one of the fastest growing in Southern Nevada with an enrollment increase of 8 percent last year and similar increases this semester.

The College of Southern Nevada Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps to develop CSN programs by raising, managing and disbursing private funds.

To register for the golf tournament or for sponsorship information, call the CSN Foundation at 702-651-7301.

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