Second Annual Schneider Golf Tournament a Hit
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Blue skies, warm temperatures and lots of laughs could be found on the greens of Alvamar Golf and Country Club on Saturday afternoon, as the second annual Brandon Schneider Golf Tournament teed off in support of the Kansas women’s basketball program and the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Breast Center.
“This tournament is to help raise money for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, specifically for the breast cancer services,” said head coach Brandon Schneider. “It’s been a tradition here for a long, long time and it was something that I was looking forward to becoming a part of. This event allows us the ability to give back to the community, especially to women that are affected by cancer.”
Prior to starting the scramble, golfers were able to take photos with Schneider and visit with the 2016-17 women’s basketball team while getting in some practice swings and putts. Participants also had a chance to look over silent auction and raffle items, while fueling up for the afternoon with lunch.
Following a quick welcome speech from Schneider, close to 40 four-person teams headed out to play 18 holes, including Schneider himself. Several members of the KU women’s basketball staff paired up to hit the links while others cruised around on golf carts chipping in where they could.
“There’s a lot of comradery out here and a lot of people that want to support Kansas women’s basketball and the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Breast Center,” said participant Robbie Vannaman. “This is a great way to raise money and have some fun at the same time. We’ve had some great tournament with weather like today and some where we’ve overcome obstacles like rain, but we’ve got a lot of troopers and have a great time.”
At the end of the 18-hole round, prizes were awarded to the best men’s and women’s teams, best mixed team, longest drive, closest to the pin and hole-in-one. After a fun-filled day, the event concluded with dinner and a live auction.
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