Tee ’em Up at 2008 Ed Arnold Golf Classic
What easier way could you find to support Santa Ana
College than by spending a day on the beautiful greens
of the SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach? All
golfers are welcome to participate in the May 19, 2008
Ed Arnold Golf Classic, which raises funds to build and
maintain an Athletic Hall of Fame at Santa Ana College,
as well as award student athlete scholarships.
Each year since 1998, there has been a golf
tournament to support the SAC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Well-known television broadcaster and SAC alumnus Ed
Arnold has allowed the use of his name since 2003. The
Ed Arnold Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Tournament
generally fields 144 participants, both male and female.
Many businesses in the area give their support. This
year First American Corporation is the presenting
sponsor, while Citizens Business Bank is sponsoring the
dinner. Other sponsorships are still available,
including sponsors for carts, lunch, gifts, photography,
the 19th hole and contests.
The cost for each golfer is $250. This includes a
round of golf, green fees, golf cart, range balls, on
course refreshments, tee favors, lunch and dinner.
SAC began giving student athletic scholarships at the
tournament banquet in 2004. Two female student athletes
and two male student athletes receive $1,500 each. The
amount generated by the tournament has increased each
year, last year raising more than $52,000. This money
goes toward recognition and induction of Hall of Fame
members, scholarships, and savings toward building a
permanent Hall of Fame Display. Currently the display is
in the foyer of Cook gym.
“The tournament is a joint endeavor of faculty,
staff, alumni, business and community friends of Santa
Ana College,” says Dean of Exercise Science Avie
Bridges. “The Exercise Science Division is very grateful
for the tremendous amount of support this event
receives. It gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to
students and staff who have distinguished themselves,
and to recognize and assist our current transferring
students with academic scholarships.”
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