4th Annual Rip Powell Golf Tourney April 25

Coach Raymond (Rip) Powell

Coach Raymond (Rip) Powell

The fourth-annual Southern Arkansas University Foundation Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014.

The four-man scramble will be held at the Magnolia Country Club from with proceeds going towards the naming rights of the Mulerider football field in honor of legendary coach Rip Powell.

The goal is to raise $100,000 to benefit the football program through facility enhancements. SAU Foundation currently has $60,000 towards this campaign. When the campaign goal is met, Coach Rip Powell will be honored through the naming of the football playing surface.

Entry fees for this golf tournament are $100 a player or $400 per team. Entry fees include breakfast, lunch, and goodie bag for each golfer.

A morning flight will begin at 8 a.m. and an afternoon flight starts at 1:30 p.m. Also, flights will be separated into a Gold Flight (“Real Golfers”), Blue Flight (“Pretenders”), Red-Shirts Flight (“Freshman Golfers”), and Promising Recruits Flight (“Non-golfers”).

A registration form to sign up a team or as an individual can be found online on the SAU Foundation website.

Sponsorships are also available to individuals and businesses ranging from a tee box sponsorship ($100) to a presenting sponsorship ($2,500) as follows:

  • Presenting Sponsor – $2,500 Corporate name or logo on tournament hats, team of four with golf cart, Corporate name or logo on all printed materials, and tournament advertising, four reservations for company representatives at tournament breakfast and lunch, and supply promotional items for player bags.
  • Gold Sponsor – $1,000 Corporate name or logo on tournament golf towels, Corporate name or logo on all printed materials and tournament advertising, four reservations for company representatives at tournament breakfast and lunch, and supply promotional items for player bags.
  • Blue Sponsor – $500 Corporate name or logo on all printed materials and tournament advertising, two reservations for company representatives at tournament breakfast and lunch, and supply promotional items for player bags.
  • Hole Sponsor – $200 Corporate logo or name displayed at hole.
  • Tee Box Sponsor – $100 Corporate logo or name displayed at tee box.

Those wishing to be a sponsor may do so online on the SAU Foundation website.

Powell was one of the most beloved coaching figures in Southern Arkansas athletic history and his influence was felt by many. He served as head football coach at SAU from 1969-1978 and head track and field coach from 1964-1969.  He was inducted into the Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2002 and was included as part of the inaugural class of the SAU Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

For more information on the Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament, please contact Josh Kee at (870)235-4321 or at joshkee@saumag.edu.

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