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Great Day on the Links for 15th Annual Partners in Sports Scholarship Golf Tournament

Partners in Sports students
It was a great day for golf Monday, June 18, 2018, as the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences’ own Partners in Sports Student Organization hosted its 15th annual scholarship golf tournament. Gettysvue Polo, Golf, & Country Club once again was host as 96 golfers hit the links to show their support for Partners. The event grossed nearly $25,000 including sponsorships, gifts-in-kind, and silent auction proceeds. The winning team of Todd Wakefield, Luke Chill, Blair Reath, and Phil Iccus fired a 53 to take top honors. The team from Hops & Hollers defended its title it won last year.

There was a great turnout of program alumni as well. Participating this year:

Todd Batemen (2012)

Brad Briggs (2014)

Chad Culver (1999)

David Elliott (1992)

Lucas Forstrom (2013; 2016)

Jennifer Hall (2000; 2002)

Matt Hollifield (2013)

Todd Homer (1997)

Patrick Lawson (2010)

Frank Lett (2002)

Brent McMillan (2009)

Todd McMinn (1997; 1999)

Drew Sims (2013)

Allan Sitzler (2000)

Brandon Spurlock (2009)

Tucker Trent (2014)

Todd Wakefield (2008)

Partners in Sports founder, Buck Jones


Partners in Sports studentsGreat job by the Championship Committee on planning and excecuting the event. Emily Corley finished her stint as the Partners in Sports Graduate Assistant as she did a stellar job as tournament director. Emilee Howard and Stephanie Spencer managed the silent auction. Andrew Porth, Cade Ramsey, Henry Powell, and John Hendricks oversaw course operations. Thanks to the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission for coming on board as the title sponsor this year. Also, thanks to Tennessee Athletics, Steve Sams, Hops & Hollers, Chick-fil-A, Moe’s, and Allegiant Athletic Agency for their support of the tournament.

students in golf cart at partners in sports scholarship golf tournamentPartners in Sports is the student organization for Sport Management majors through the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies and other students at The University of Tennessee who are interested in pursuing careers in the sport or recreation industry. The organization is active within the university and region sports community. The mission of the organization is to create opportunities for tomorrow’s sports leaders through practical experiences and professional development opportunities.

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