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Get ready for the Pan Am Classic golf tournament April 20
Posted: 03/19/2002
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Make plans now for a fun-filled day of golf Saturday, April 20 at the UTPA Foundation Pan Am Classic golf tournament at the Los Lagos Golf Club in Edinburg.

The event features the Blockbuster Million Dollar Shootout and a free youth golf clinic with members of the UTPA men's and women's golf teams.

The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation will host the Pan Am Classic golf tournament at the Los Lagos Golf Club in Edinburg Saturday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m. The event features the Blockbuster Million Dollar Cash Shootout and a free youth golf clinic. Pictured are Pan Am Classic golf tournament committee members, from left Yvette Padilla, Lisa Mercado, Mike Fernuik, Roel "Roy" Martinez, UTPA Foundation chairman of the board; Mark Lacy, Jennifer Gutierrez, Candi Roxas and Alice McMurry.

Tournament play begins at 8:30 a.m. The format is two-player teams select-drive, one low ball, with the lowest member's handicap determining flight (three flights). Prizes will be $2,000 per flight.

In addition to the tournament, 35 people will have a chance to win a million dollars at the Blockbuster Million Dollar Shootout, following the tournament.

Meanwhile, a free junior golf clinic for children ages 6-13 will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Registration is open to the first 80 children (pre-registration is encouraged). Young golfers will learn about the sport from members of the Bronc and Lady Bronc golf teams, with all participants receiving two free tickets to a Bronc baseball game.

Tournament proceeds will go to the Greater University Fund, which is used for student scholarships and special activities such as national competitions, conferences and music and cultural events.

Several sponsorship opportunities are available - Ace, Eagle, Birdie, Par Beer Cart and Hole.

An Ace sponsorship is $10,000 and includes five two-player teams, a jacket, bag, golf shirt and hat for each player, two entries in the Blockbuster Million Dollar Shootout, 10 tickets to the Fiesta Classic and more.

An Eagle sponsorship is $7,500 and features four two-player teams, a jacket, bag, golf shirt and hat for each player, an entry in the Blockbuster Million Dollar Shootout, eight tickets to the Fiesta Classic and more.

Birdie sponsorships are $5,000 for three two-player teams and offers a bag, golf shirt and hat for each player. A Par sponsorship is $3,000 and includes two two-man teams and a bag, golf shirt and hat, while a Hole sponsor is $1,000 for a hole sign and two Fiesta Classic tickets. A beer cart sponsorship is $1,500 and includes the sponsor's business logo on a beer cart and two Fiesta Classic tickets.

For more information, contact UTPA at 956/318-5301; write to Pan Am Classic, 1201 W. University Drive ITT 1.210, Edinburg, Texas 78539 or fax to 956/318-5308.

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