On Monday, the Movement and Sports Science Society held a golf tournament to raise money for members to go to the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s annual conference.
Alumni, faculty and staff came together to help support the MSS Society and to have some fun at the San Dimas Canyon Golf Course.
“We have probably raised $2,000 to $3,000 after we pay San Dimas Canyon Golf Course,” Tony Reed, MSS golf coordinator, said.
The fundraiser cost $100 per person, or $375 for a group of four. This fee included a golf fee, golf cart, a snack and a banquet dinner.
As the tournament went on, there were prizes for the winner of the putting contest, longest drive, closest to the pin and also for the lowest scoring team.
MSS Society is different than athletics, it is a club that promotes health and fitness.
This club is not partial to MSS majors, anyone can be in the club, MSS Society member Richard Richardson Jr., said.
The CAHPERD conference will be held on March 10 to March 13, where there will be 11 or 12 La Verne students attending the conference, Megan Granquist, assistant professor of MSS said.
“Hopefully if this tournament turns out right we will all be able to be at the conference together,” Richardson said.
“We want to go to this conference because there will be a bunch of professionals there and it will benefit us in the future.”
MSS Society members were at the course working the event.
They were working the check-in table greeting people as they arrived, as well as helping the golfers with their clubs and golf carts.
As golfers checked in, MSS Society members also sold raffle tickets at $2 per ticket and handed out goodie bags to the people who attended.
The raffle took place during the golf tournament and as attendants walked into the banquet dinner, they found out if they won any prizes.
“Mostly everything was donated,” Lisa Keyan, MSS Society member, said.
The prizes for the raffle were donated from places such as Roberta’s Village Inn, Warehouse Pizza, Golfsmith, Roger Dunn Golf Shop and Massage Envy.
There were other prizes such as green fees to Sierra La Verne Country Club and San Dimas Canyon Golf Course.
There was another raffle that happened during the tournament at the third hole of the course.
It was held during the banquet dinner and the prize was a Taylor Made golf club worth $300.
“There is a big white circle around the hole, and if they get within the white circle, then they get double raffle tickets,” Reed said.
The winner of the Taylor Made golf club was University of La Verne alumnus Jeff Williams.
There were about 40 people who attended the event.
At the end of the tournament, the MSS Society raised $1,773, before expenses.
“I think that it is awesome that everyone is able to help out, even if they don’t know how to golf or haven’t golfed in a while,” Keyan said.
“Even though we didn’t raise a lot of money, it was a good way to bring a lot of people together,” Granquist said. “This will be a good event for the future.”
Reed said that this event will take place again next year during the spring.
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