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October 4, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU tees up Rocktober Open

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University students in Brian Crow's "Sport Management Facilities and Event Management" class learn by doing, and this semester they are organizing the fourth annual Rocktober Open at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage.

Proceeds from the 10 a.m., Oct. 12, shotgun-start event are earmarked to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia and the SRU Sport Management Scholarship Fund.

Entrance fees for the four-person scramble includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch and dinner. Cost is $70 per person; $62 for SRU students. Online reservations are requested by Oct. 11, but day-of-event players will be accepted at the golf course.

Special contests, including closest to the pin, longest drive and putting are planned. A $20 skins contest is also planned. The winner of the overall tournament will receive a gift certificate to the Tam O'Shanter Pro Shop.

Julie Jurich a communication major from Trafford; Camille Parker, a sport management major from Greenville; and Connor Dodd, a sport management major from Albany, N.Y., are the event's co-chairs.

Details and registration are available at:

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