The Wesley Foundation at Western Carolina University invites you to shake the winter chill of your clubs to participate in their inaugural Golf Classic on April 16, 2011 at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course.
“The Wesley Foundation at WCU has provided a place for students to fellowship since the mid-1950s,” explains Jay Hinton, the WCU Wesley Foundation Campus Minister. “Each year, the Wesley Foundation reaches out to hundreds of students at the WCU campus. The Wesley Foundation Alumni and Wesley Board decided that a Golf Classic would be a fun way to raise funds to continue our ministry.”
The classic will include a shotgun start at 1:00pm, and will be Captain’s Choice. The entry fee is $200 per team of 4, or $50 for an individual who will be put on a team upon arrival. The fee includes 18 holes of golf, a gift bag, a post-tournament cookout, and chances for prizes.
“I’m excited that people see the value of the work that is happening with students on the campus of WCU,” continues Hinton. “It’s something you can’t put a dollar sign on but it does take dollars to keep it going. I feel blessed that folks want to get involved to help us raise funds to make sure the Wesley Foundation is available to students for generations to come.”
The funds raised at the Golf Classic will be used to continue a variety of ministry efforts for the Wesley Foundation at WCU, including weekly Wednesday night Bible studies, Thursday night worship services, and Sunday night Bible studies. It will also help support connections to the campus and community. This spring, the WCU Wesley Foundation will be hosting a worship service in the University Center for students, and offering fun opportunities for college students to get together at events like their annual lip-synch contest.
Sponsorships are still available. Sponsor levels include $100 for a Hole Sponsor, $250 for a Silver Sponsor, and $500 for a Gold Sponsor. Details about sponsorship can be found on the Wesley Foundation website.
“We are encouraging churches in our District to consider sponsoring a hole, or if possible commit to a higher level of sponsorship. It would be amazing if there was a different United Methodist Church listed at each hole,” concludes Hinton. “We also hope local business owners or those who want to honor a loved one to participate. We have several sponsorships from local churches like Cullowhee UMC and the First UMC Men in Waynesville, and from local business in Sylva, Waynesville, and Maggie Valley. I hope that anyone who wants to support Wesley Foundations’ work on campus will consider being a sponsor.”
For more information, contact Sue Heckert at the Cullowhee UMC office at 828-293-9215, or Jay Hinton at 828-368-4235. Registration forms can be found at www.wcuwesley.com under the “News and Information” tab, or you may request for them to be mailed to you.