In two weeks, students, faculty, staff, and community members have the opportunity to enjoy 18 holes of golf while giving back to BGSU. On Friday, September 25, the Department of Recreation and Wellness hosts the Third Annual Recreation and Wellness Golf Outing at Forrest Creason Golf Course.
Nate Boneta, Graduate Assistant for Recreation and Wellness in Marketing and Advertising, is working on preparations for the outing.
“The outing’s purpose is to raise money for the Recreation and Wellness Foundation,” Boneta said, “and to bring together students, faculty, and community members with Recreation and Wellness staff.”
The Recreation and Wellness Foundation assists the department in alleviating budgetary restraints.
“The foundation provides money outside of the budget for necessary equipment, student employee events, and professional development,” stated Boneta.
Helping Recreation and Wellness raise money for its Foundation is not the only motive for participating. There are also prizes awarded for first place in the men’s, women’s, and mixed categories.
“It‘s a fun way to get everyone involved,” added Boneta. “We’re going to have contests at different holes, like longest putt or longest drive.”
The golf outing also provides an environment conducive to socializing. Boneta sees the event as an opportunity to get face-time with people from the Bowling Green area.
“Students don’t get to see faculty outside of a classroom,” said Boneta. “It’s a good way for members of the Bowling Green community to get together.”
Boneta indicated he is expecting a large turnout of community members, students, and faculty.
“We want to make sure everyone gets involved,” added Boneta. “It’s not just for Recreation and Wellness employees. It’s for everyone in Bowling Green.”
Entry forms are due Monday, September 21 and can be found by following the “Annual Golf Outing” link at http://www.bgsu.edu/rewell. The event is a two person scramble. The price for students and Forrest Creason members is $30 and $40 for the general public, which includes 18 holes, a cart, and lunch. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Kurt Thomas at (419) 372-2674.