The Fourth Annual Johnny Antoon Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament and Pre-Party will be held June 14-15. The event will include the tournament and lunch on June 15 and a party on June 14 to honor Antoon, a beloved Natchitoches businessman and devoted Northwestern State supporter who passed away in November 2015.
Antoon, a 1968 graduate of Northwestern State, was owner of Antoon’s Package Liquor Store, open since 1975, and The Student Body, open since 1982. In that time, numerous students have helped pay for their college education by working for Antoon. During a surprise 65th birthday celebration in 2008, Antoon’s friends announced the creation of the Johnny Antoon Endowed Scholarship. More than $37,000 was raised for the scholarship. A 70th birthday party in 2013 raised an additional $37,000.
Ties between the Antoon family and Northwestern State are strong. Johnny’s wife Merle is an NSU graduate along with his daughter Danielle and son Michael. In 2012, Antoon was awarded an Nth Degree from Northwestern State, an honor that recognizes unselfish devotion to duty and the willingness to go the “extra mile” in meritorious service to mankind.
The golf tournament will be held at Northwestern Hills with check-in at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $100 for one golfer with cart, lunch and one ticket to the evening event. Sponsorships are available at the $400 level, which includes entry fee, cart and lunch for four golfers and four tickets to the evening event. Tee sponsorships are $50 and include a tee sign.
There will also be an Antoon’s Wild Women’s Pokeno Brunch on Saturday at 10 a.m. Tickets are $30, which includes a brunch at Antoon’s, bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s, a ticket to the pre-party and Pokeno.
The party will be at 7 p.m. Tickets to the evening only are a minimum $10 donation per person.
Checks can be made payable to the NSU Foundation with Johnny Antoon Scholarship written in the memo. Entry forms and donations can be mailed to NSU Alumni Center, 535 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71497. For more information, contact Danielle Cobb at (318) 357-5513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.