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Alumni athletes take part in Worsley match

Nearly 60 former Elon student-athletes have already made gifts to the Phoenix Club in the month of October.

The are answering the call of Cecil Worsley III ’86 and his wife, Joanna ’87, who issued the Worsley Family Match to encourage former student-athlete giving. During the month of October, the Worsley’s are matching any gift made to the Phoenix Club by a former student-athlete. All gifts benefit student-athlete scholarships and are matched 2-to-1.

The goals of the Phoenix Club during October are to get at least 250 former student-athletes involved in Worsley Match. As of October 13, 58 individuals have made a donation to the Phoenix Club or designated a gift to a specific Elon athletic program.

To participate, former student-athletes can make a donation to the Phoenix Club or to a specific Elon athletic program. Any donation of $50 or more will be matched 2:1 and also make the individual a Phoenix Club member for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Additionally, all former student-athletes who give during the Worsley Match will receive Phoenix Club priority points for the net gift.

A former member of the golf team, Worsley has been a strong supporter of Elon Athletics for many years. On September 4, 2009, Elon dedicated the W. Cecil Worsley III Golf Training Center on South Campus, which was funded through a generous gift from the Worsley family. The facility serves as the headquarters for both the men’s and women’s golf programs and includes an indoor practice area with hitting bays and a computerized swing analysis center as well as a putting area and players’ lounge.

The Worsley’s are members of the Phoenix Club IMPACT Circle and the Founder’s Circle for Elon University and reside in Wilmington, N.C. The couple’s son, Cecil IV, is a junior at Elon.

Dan Anderson,
10/14/2011 4:22 PM