NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the 37th annual Chris Roper Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday April 27 at Northwestern Hills. Proceeds from the tournament are used to fund two scholarships awarded each year to two deserving students who are enrolled in the Health & Human Performance Department. Currently, each student receives the $3,000 scholarship for one year. Students have to be either juniors or seniors.
This year’s festivities will kick off with a cocktail party at Antoon’s at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26 with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available.
Tee time for the tournament will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The four-man scramble will include prizes for first, second and third place teams, closest to the hole, long drive and door prizes. The entry fee is $75 per person, which includes cart, green fees, lunch and beverages. Those unable to attend may consider a tee sponsorship which is $50. Tee signs are placed on different tee boxes around the course. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
Those who plan to arrive on Friday, April 26 and stay the weekend can make reservations at the Comfort Inn off I-49 behind Wendy’s. Reservations should be made by calling (318) 228-8816 by April 10 to receive a special rate for the Chris Roper Golf Tournament.
Entry fees should be sent to NSU Recreation Center, P.O. Box 5225, Natchitoches, LA 71497. Checks should be made out to The Chris Roper tournament.