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Annual Pan Am Classic set for April 22
By Melissa C. Rodriguez , Public Affairs Specialist
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Posted: 03/15/2005
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Make plans to attend the 16th annual Pan Am Classic golf tournament April 22 at Tierra Santa Golf Club in Weslaco, hosted by The University of Texas-Pan American’s Alumni Association.

Tournament play begins at 1 p.m. and the format consists of two-player teams select-drive/one low ball, with the lowest member’s handicap determining flight (three flights). Prizes will be $2,000 in Pro Shop gift certificates per flight. Hole in one prizes will also be given.

“The Alumni Association encourages the community to participate in this tournament because all of the proceeds raised go toward student scholarships,” Debby Grant, director of UTPA alumni relations, said.

Sponsors thus far include KB Homes, KRGV News Channel 5, Coca-Cola, Black-eyed Pea Restaurant, McAllen Carpet & Interiors and Gateway Printing & Office Supply Inc.

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

An Ace sponsorship at $7,500 includes four 2-player teams, a golf shirt for each player, name recognition in news releases, prominent placement of corporate signage, distribution of promotional items in goody bags, corporate logo mentioned in TV, radio and print advertising and a large hole sign.

An Eagle sponsorship is $5,000 and includes three 2-player teams, a golf shirt for each player, placement of your sign at registration area, distribution of promotional items in goody bag, corporate logo included in print advertising and a large hole sign.

Birdie sponsorships are $3,000 and include two 2-player teams, a golf shirt for each player, distribution of promotional items in goody bag, corporate logo included in print advertising and a hole sign. Par sponsorships are $1,500 and include one 2-player team, a golf shirt for each player, distribution of promotional items in goody bag and corporate logo included in print advertising.

Beer cart sponsorships are $2,000 and include beer cart signage. Hole sponsorships are $500 and include a hole sign. Sponsorship prices include green fees, drinks, lunch and dinner, cart and range balls.

For more information or to become a sponsor, call 956/381-2500.