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Oct. 05, 2012
CONTACT: K. E. Schwab

SRU class plans Rocktober Open

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's "Facilities and Event Management" course, taught by Brian Crow, professor of sport management, will host the annual Rocktober Open Oct. 13 at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage. The Pittsburgh marathon is sponsoring the event.

This year's event benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Sport Management Scholarship Fund at SRU.

Golfers will compete in a 10 a.m., shotgun start scramble and participate in a putting, skins, longest drive and closest to the pin contests. The class will also sell "mulligans."

The open will include dinner, and a silent auction at the Tam O'Shanter.

"Each semester the 'Facilities and Event Management' class plans and organizes an event," Crow said. "Last fall's class also sponsored the Rocktober Open, which raised $4,500 in support for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation and $2,000 for the Sport Management Scholarship."

This semester's class includes 23 students, each participating in a variety of committees designed to make the outing a success, Crow said.

Cost is $75 per golfer and registration may be completed at:

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