OU seeks volunteers to help with Schooner Fall Classic

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team and The Toby Keith Foundation are partnering to host the third-annual Schooner Fall Classic. The 12-team women’s collegiate golf tournament is scheduled for Sept. 19-21 and will be played at the Belmar Golf Club in Norman.

The tournament staff is looking for volunteers for the event to assist in live scoring and spotting. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can sign up under the volunteer tab at www. SchoonerFallClassic.com.

“We really want to give a national championship feel to all the players participating in the Schooner Fall Classic,” OU head coach and tournament director Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said. “Volunteers are a crucial part of having a successful event.”

The Schooner Fall Classic is a unique experience for collegiate golfers as they have the opportunity to interact with the children assisted by The Toby Keith Foundation. The foundation works to encourage the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients and their families through the OK Kids Korral, which is a cost-free, comfortable home for pediatric patients receiving treatment in Oklahoma City. All proceeds from the Schooner Fall Classic benefit The Toby Keith Foundation as it enters its second year of helping children battling cancer.

“I think it’s an honor to be a part of something so special. This event really puts life into perspective and makes you think twice about what’s most important to you,” OU golfer Hannah Wood said. “It also provides an amazing atmosphere that leads to an incredible outcome of awareness and success. I’m really proud that we support everything this tournament has to offer.”

Another distinct feature of the tournament is an 18-hole College-Amateur tournament called “The Dish,” which will be played on Sept. 18. Teams are made up of three amateurs and three college golfers who are playing in the classic. The winners are announced at a welcome party that evening.

“We are hosting a tournament with an intended purpose, and that is to encourage these future golf professionals and business leaders to consider how fortunate they are to be able to travel the world and play golf, while introducing them to children who are battling cancer and fighting to stay alive,” tournament-host Tricia Covel explained.

For more information on the 2015 Schooner Fall Classic or to learn how you can be a sponsor, head to the tournament central website at www.SchoonerFallClassic.com or follow @SchoonerFC on Twitter.

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