Posted: Aug 13, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--The 2014 Western New England University Department of Athletics Golf Classic, which is presented by ARAMARK, Bob Carnevale '68, Hampden Engineering Corporation and MassMutual Retirement Services, will be held Monday, Sep. 22, at the championship-caliber course Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow. The scramble format will have a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.
Complete foursomes or individuals are welcome. The cost is $175 per person and the deadline for registration and payment is Friday, Sep. 19. Please make checks payable to Western New England University. Major credit cards are also accepted. For non-golfers, the post-tournament dinner is only $50 per person. Proceeds benefit Western New England Athletics.
The cost includes lunch, a cocktail reception and hors d'oeuvres after the tournament, golf carts, and access to beautiful facilities including practice greens and driving range. There will be prizes for low gross and low net winners as well as closest to the pin, straightest drive and longest drive competitions. Other activities include mulligan tickets, raffle, silent auction and a putting contest.
For golf sponsorship opportunities or to get further information on the tournament, please contact Western New England director of athletics Michael Theulen at 413-782-1377.
The¬†WNE intercollegiate athletics program is an integral part of the institution mission and overall development of the student-athlete. Nearly 500 students compete in 19 varsity sports and two non-NCAA programs. In addition, the University offers an intramural program that reaches the entire campus community.
All of the student-athletes at Western New England University will benefit from your participation in this golf tournament and the auction that follows dinner. The young men and women who compete at the Division III level at Western New England University do so at their own expense, without the benefit of a scholarship. They are true student-athletes. This tournament will help ensure their athletic experience.
Mike Serafino '77, the vice chairman of the Board of Trustees at Western New England University, is the guest of honor at this year's Golf Classic. A Springfield native, Mike serves as the senior vice president and portfolio manager at Raymond James and Associates, Inc., in downtown Springfield. He leads a three-person team that manages equity and fixed income accounts for institutional and individual investors.
Mike also is the chair of the school's Board of Trustees Investment Committee, and is a member of both the Executive and Finance Committees.
His hobbies include playing and writing music, reading United States history, working out, and traveling throughout New England.
Mike and his wife Patricia (Class of 1977) are the parents of three children.
"Mike has been a great advocate and friend for our University and for our Athletics Family for many years," said Theulen.
Western New England Athletics thanks you for your support of Golden Bear student-athletes and teams.