Trine scholarship golf outing sets record

August 06, 2013

ANGOLA, Ind. – Unseasonably low temperatures and rain didn't stop golfers from setting fundraising and participation records Friday at Trine University.

An event record of more than $85,000 for Trine scholarships was raised during the Alumni & Friends 23rd Annual Scholarship Golf Outing at Trine's 18-hole Zollner Golf Course. All proceeds benefit the 2013-14 scholarship fund.

"Trine is grateful for the support of our many golfers, friends and sponsors for helping us to raise over $85,000 for student scholarships," said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president. "I continue to be amazed by the time and generosity from so many that enables Trine to provide scholarships to our deserving students."

In 2012, Trine awarded a total of more than $20 million in institutional scholarships and grants to 98 percent of Trine students.

A record-setting 63 teams of four registered for the event. Teams in the morning flight braved cool winds and rain while those in the afternoon flight were blessed with sunny skies. The first and second flights were followed by lunch and dinner, respectively, in the Zollner Club House. An awards ceremony closed the day.

The event was sponsored by sponsored by Metal Technologies, Inc., of Auburn. Lunch was sponsored by AMI Investment Management, Inc., of Kendallville; alumnus Steve LaHood and his wife, Wendy, of Sarasota, Fla.; and Chuck and Rita Nedele of Angola. Dinner was sponsored by Rieke Corp., of Auburn, and eagle sponsor was Jim Ingledue Construction, Inc., of Angola.

Many other local companies and individuals along with Trine friends supported the event.

Next year, the golf outing is scheduled for Aug. 1 while the Florida Scholarship Golf Classic is set for Jan. 23. For more information on either event, contact Racheal Benner at 260.665.4834 or

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