Texas Tech University

Military and Veterans Programs Hosts Tournament for Heroes Fundraiser

K'Leigh Sims

May 26, 2015

The funds raised will go toward scholarships for student veterans and their family members.

Tournament For Heroes

On Friday (May 29) Texas Tech University's Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) will host its second annual Tournament for Heroes at the Rawls Golf Course to raise scholarship funds for student veterans and their family members. The tournament is a four-person scramble that includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, a hamburger buffet lunch and a gift package.

The event will begin with the hamburger lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by practice at the driving range at 12:30 p.m. and the shotgun start at 1 p.m.

“Even though the G.I. Bill and the Hazlewood Act provide a great financial benefit for students, there are still several expenses not covered,” said Ryan Van Dusen, director of the Military and Veterans Programs. “We want to do all we can to help our veterans and family members be successful in the classroom and in the community. This tournament helps us do that.”

Tournament For Heroes

The tournament registration fee is $150 per individual player and $400 for a team of four players. Sponsorship opportunities are available, including $1,500 for a four-person team and title advertisement in all publications and marketing, $1,000 for a four-person team and hole advertisement or $200 for tee box sponsors.

Last year, the tournament raised approximately $10,000 in scholarship funding for veterans and their family members.

For more information about the Tournament for Heroes, visit the Military and Veterans website. A link to the registration form is also available. For inquiries about individual teams and sponsorships, email mvp@ttu.edu.

The Military and Veterans Programs provide military personnel, veterans and dependents of veterans with a seamless transition from military to civilian life through support, encouragement of campus and community engagement and provide a positive experience through degree completion. MVP serves more than 1,800 military students and has more than 350 faculty and staff members in different colleges, departments and offices to provide assistance to each student.