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Spalding Alumni Association Golf Classic set for April 23

Event at Chariot Run open to all members of the greater Spalding community

Steve Jones

Spalding alumni and any other members of the Spalding community or friends of the university are invited to participate next Monday, April 23, in the second annual Spalding University Alumni Association Golf Classic at Chariot Run Golf Course in Laconia Indiana.

The cost is $150 per player or $600 for a foursome, and a few spots remain. You don’t have to be a Spalding alumnus/alumna to play.  The foursome entry fee includes 18 holes and a cart, range access, a buffet lunch, two drink tickets, a gift bag and access to the silent auction.

You can register online at this link, or contact Liam Clemen in alumni relations at lclemen@spalding.edu or (502) 873-4551 with questions.

All proceeds go the Blue and Gold Fund to support Spalding students.

The event begin with lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a shot-gun start on the course at 12:30 p.m.

Head shot of Alumni Relations Manager Liam Clemen, wearing blue Spalding shirt and a dark sweater
Liam Clemen, who coordinates alumni relations

“It’s just going to be a fun time,” Clemen said. “It supports the Blue and Gold Fund, which goes right back into scholarships and student funds. It supports the students, which is what we’re all about here at Spalding.”

Spalding will also host its 14th annual Day at the Downs at Churchill Downs on Sunday, June 3, the day after Commencement. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for that are available at this link. Clemen said that event is always one of Spalding’s most popular and that dozens of tickets have already been sold.

Clemen especially encourages recent alumni to engage in Spalding events like the golf outing and Day at the Downs. He said a homecoming-style gathering next fall with drinks and music is in the works.

Clemen, a 2017 Spalding graduate and former baseball player who started at his job last October, is part of the alumni demographic he’s targeting. The Toronto native said he loved his experience at Spalding, majoring in communications and playing ball for a season before suffering an injury.

He did work study in the sports information office of the athletic department, including doing announcing for the live stream of Spalding basketball and baseball games.

Clemen said he’s enjoyed being on campus to experience the growth of the campus with integration of new properties like the College Street Center, the Republic Bank Academic Center and Trager Park as well as the proposed athletic fields project on Ninth Street.

“Being able to be a part of that has given me the Spalding spirit,” Clemen said. “That’s one thing I’ve been trying to get our alumni to do, come out to our games and events and show their support for their alma mater. I just love being here.”

Learn more about how Spalding alumni can stay engaged at Spalding.edu/alumni.

Top photo credit: Golfible.com