40th annual Chris Roper golf tournament set for April 30

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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the 40th annual Chris Roper Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday April 30 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 must be juniors or seniors.

This year’s festivities will kick off with a cocktail party at Antoon’s at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29 with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available.

Tee time for the tournament will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with check-in beginning at 8 a.m.  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. Sponsorships are available at the $500, $250 and $50 levels. 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 29 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 Jill Bankston or Cristy Bernard, NSU Foundation, Natchitoches, LA 71497.  For more information, contact Bernard at bernardc@nsula.edu or call (138) 357-4292.