MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Blue Raider Athletic Association is proud to announce that Atmos Energy is the presenting sponsor of the 2010 Chuck Taylor Blue Raider golf scramble. Named for the former MTSU and major league pitcher, the popular tournament has been a fund-raiser for Blue Raider Athletics for many years.
The scramble is set for Monday, September 27th, at Murfreesboro's Stones River Country Club. Registration starts at 11:00 am, with lunch to follow at 11:15 with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
"We are very pleased to announce that the event is sold out in advance," stated Associate AD Alan Farley, who heads up fund-raising for the Blue Raider Athletic Association. "I would like to thank our sponsors who have stepped forward to support this event, Atmos Energy, Lewis Bakery, Kroger's, Aramark, State Sen. Bill Ketron, Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee, Nationwide Insurance, Purity Dairies and Lightning Transportation. We could not put on an event of this caliber without their support.
"We have been focused on establishing the premiere golf scramble in the Rutherford County area with the type of course, the items and gifts each golfer will receive and the quality of prizes available to win," continued Farley. "Our golf committee, led by SRCC members Pat Ryan and John Morris, has put together a top notch event.
"I think the top prize, an opportunity to represent Middle Tennessee in the 36-hole Acura College National Championship, generated a lot of early interest. This is a scramble at Pinehurst on November 5-7, 2010 against 60 other teams of Division 1 FBS university booster clubs."
Included in the Chuck Taylor Blue Raider Golf scramble registration fee is a participant and sponsors dinner and auction, presented by Aramark and Kroger's. It will be held on Sunday night, the 26th, at the Foundation House near Miller Coliseum. Each player and sponsor will receive tickets to the event. Middle Tennessee coaches and administrators will also attend.
Entry fees also include a Cleveland Golf CG15 wedge, Titleist Pro V1 golf balls with MT logo, lunch, valet parking, practice and range balls, and prizes.
But the grand prize, the biggest in the history of the tournament, will be a chance to play the famous Pinehurst, NC layout in the Acura College Alumni Championship.
Members of the winning foursome will represent Middle Tennessee in the inaugural Acura Championship at Pinehurst. It will be a 36-hole event on Pinehurst's No. 2 and No. 4 courses.
Included are resort accommodations for three days and two nights, airport transfers and resort transportation, breakfast each day, a welcome reception, the Acura Champions banquet, the Acura Shoot-out, team gifts with school colors and a team photo.
"This is a tremendous grand prize, and I think our winning foursome will do well in the Accura Team Championship," he said. "This is in addition to our flight prizes."
For more information, please contact the BRAA at 898-2210.