Men's Basketball |
Aug. 22, 2011
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HEBRON, Ky. – Supporters of University of Cincinnati men’s basketball, including former players, members of the UC Tip-Off Club and head coach Mick Cronin took part in the third annual Coach Cronin’s Bearcat Classic Monday at Traditions Golf Club.
The fundraiser for the men’s basketball program offered fans the opportunity to participate in a round of golf alongside the Bearcats coach and players from the past. Those unable to play were encouraged to sponsor a hole of another group(s) or join the group at dinner and a social event that followed Monday evening.
Last year, the funds raised were used to allow the team to fly to road games on mid-sized turbo-jets rather than commercial flights, allowing the student-athletes to miss a minimal amount of classes.
“This event always makes for a great day spending time with our loyal fans and former players while raising money for our program,” Cronin said. “This is the first year we have been able to hold the event at Traditions Golf Club and they’ve been a great sponsor. The athletic department is very appreciative about what this facility is able to do for our golf programs and we’re excited about the partnership.”
The donation costs included $750 per person, $1,500 per team, hole sponsorships for $500 or dinner reservations for $250 per person.
Bearcats fans are encouraged to join the UC Tip-Off Club that assists in funding targeted needs of the men’s basketball program. Contributors are provided active membership into UCATS, receiving priority points. Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis through the UCATS office. Membership levels range from $1,000 to $10,000. Those interested in joining should call the UCATS office at (513) 556-4884.
Beginning this season, Traditions Golf Club will serve as the home course for both the men’s and women’s golf teams. The men’s squad has used the facility since it played host to the 2008 BIG EAST Men’s Golf Championship.