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Leisure and Sport Management students raise money for charity

A Leisure and Sport Management class led by associate professor Hal Walker planned and hosted two events over the fall semester in which students raised $2,800 for philanthropic causes.

Students in LSM 227 worked on the Nov. 15 Glowball Golf Tournament at Indian Valley. Seventy-six golfers participated in this event, playing nine holes during the day and nine holes at night with the aid of flashlights and glow sticks illuminating the cart paths, fairways, greens and flagsticks.

The event supported Nicholas Simon, brother of current Elon student Sam Simon, and his fight against brain cancer.

Sam Simon attended the event and shared sentiments extended by his brother, as golfers made the turn after nine holes to enjoy wings provided by The Fat Frogg restaurant and bar in Elon.

Co-sponsors of the event included the following: Mr. J’s Screenprinting, Wheels’n Bumpers, The Acorn Inn, Burlington Sporting Goods, Sandy’s Subs, C&R Ski Outdoors, Wings To Go, Red Bowl Asian Bistro, Glen Raven & Dick Shirley Chevrolet.

Students present a check to Sam Simon, who accepted the donation on behalf of his brother.

Other class members worked on the Kopper Top Tennis Classic in support of Kopper Top Life Learning Center in Liberty, N.C., held at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center on Nov. 21. Seventy participants took part in a doubles bracket, and two singles brackets, one with advanced players and another with intermediate players.

A large number of volunteers attended the event from Kopper Top with Deborah Meridith, the center’s founder and executive director, along with several therapy animals from the farm.

Sponsors of the event included the following: Chick-fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, O’Charley’s, Dick Shirley Chevrolet, Mellow Mushroom, Simply Thai, Mimi’s Café, LabCorp, DeSales Trading Company, Walmart, and Starbucks Coffee. Individual sponsors of this event included Brian and Brianne Martindale, Maxine Neuhauser, and Jack and Janice Franks.

Students present a check to Deborah Meridith with Kopper Top Life Learning Center.
Eric Townsend,
12/8/2009 2:45 PM