Tournament Raises $80,000 for Scholarships and University Programs
Lizz Mishreki, APR
Director of Communications
Concordia University Irvine
Christine Welch, Echo Media Group
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IRVINE, Calif. (October 20, 2015) – Concordia University Irvine (CUI) recently hosted the 26th Annual “Eagle Golf Classic” at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, Calif. The tournament raised $80,000 with proceeds benefitting the Concordia Fund for student scholarships and university programs.
“It was an outstanding day with a great group of supporters of the University,” said Tim Jaeger, executive vice president of university advancement at CUI. “We are grateful to the Borland Family and Healing Heroes Ministries, who stepped up as this year’s title sponsors, as well as all of the other generous sponsors who helped make this a successful day for our students."
A total number of 144 golfers participated. First place winners were Robert Horn of Tustin, Karl Ramm of Lake Forest, Tyra Rikamaru of Silverado and Cliff Williamson of Foothill Ranch. Other tournament recognitions awarded include closest to the pin, men’s and women’s longest drives and a putting contest. The tournament’s commemorative sponsors were the Borland Family, Alsop & Associates, Stacker & Associates, Cornelius Family Trust and Healing Heroes Ministries, an organization dedicated to providing counseling, spiritual, mental support and family support to first responders and military personnel.
About Concordia University Irvine
Concordia University Irvine (CUI) prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in education, nursing, theology, business, and athletic administration. CUI’s undergraduate program is distinctive because of its nationally recognized core curriculum, Enduring Questions & Ideas, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. CUI enrolls over 4,000 students annually and is in year two of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Membership Process.
Concordia University Irvine President Dr. Kurt Krueger (left) and Executive Vice President of Advancement Tim Jaeger (right) express appreciation to Mike Borland of Newport Beach (center) for the support of the Borland Family and Healing Heroes Ministries of Anaheim as this year’s title sponsor. Mike’s wife Caryn (class of ’85) currently serves on the University’s Board of Regents.