Natchitoches, LA (KMSS) — The Northwestern State University Alumni Association will host their 31st annual Chris Roper Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26 at the Robert W. Wilson Recreation Complext.
The money raised from the tournament will fund two scholarhsips for students in NSU's Health and Human Performance Program and over the years has generated enough money to provide $1,250 per semester for the recipients.
The tournament will honor Roper, a native of Camden, Arkansas, who was killed in a car accident during Christmas in 1982. Roper was a senior and the top golfer on the 1981 Demon Squad. He was a member of the Trans-American All Conference team and placed ninth at the league tournament.
The tournament will begin with a cocktail kick off party from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at Sea and Sirloin on the Cane, 805 Washington St. Natchitoches. Saturday's events will begin with lunch at 11 a.m. followed by tee off at noon.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place teams. The tournament is four person scramble.
Other events include the closest to the hole contest and Longest Drive. The entry fee is $75 per player or $300 per 4 man team. This includes the cost of the cart, lunch, beverages, and green fees.
Particpants can sign up individually or as a 4 man team.
For more information or to register, contact Jill Bankston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-357-4414.