By Morgan Bryce
The second annual “Colonel Jenrette Memorial Golf Tournament” to benefit Lyman Ward Military Academy will be held Oct. 26 at Opelika’s RTJ Grand National Golf Course.
According to Development Director Cole Leonard, the tournament is named in memory of the school’s longtime former president Bill Jenrette.
“Mr. Jenrette was an Auburn native, so a lot of people in the Auburn-Opelika area know the family very well. Essentially, this tournament is a way for us to raise money scholarship money for cadets attending the academy and to honor his memory,” Leonard said.
Registration forms for the tournament are available through www.lwma.org. The cost is $125 per player and $400 for a team of four players, with covers lunch, 18 holes of golf, cart rental and tax-deductible donation to the Kevin M. Jenrette Memorial Fund for the academy.
From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the day of the event, players will sign in, eat lunch and practice at the course’s driving range before the tournament.
Beginning at 1 p.m., the tournament is expected to be finished by 5 p.m., with a reception to follow at its conclusion.
Following are business sponsorship options for the event:
– $250 covers a hole sponsorship, which includes signage with the company logo on the course
– $1,000 covers a corporate sponsorship, which includes the printing of the company logo on all materials and website, verbal recognition at the reception and four-member team
– $5,000 cover a presenting sponsorship, which includes the printing of the company logo on all materials and website, verbal recognition at the reception and four-member team.
Full 18-hole sponsorships are also available.
For more information, call 256-675-6281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The course is located at 3000 Robert Trent Jones Trail.