Clarion University Athletics Hosting Final Fran Shope Golf Outing June 5

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – The Clarion athletics department will host the 10th and final Fran Shope Golf Outing on Sunday, June 5 at Clarion Oaks Golf Course.

The event will be open to the public and registration will open at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start set for 9 a.m.

Proceeds for the tournament benefit the Take Flight Endowment for Women’s Athletics. The Endowment is used to fund scholarships for female student-athletes at Clarion.

According to Clarion associate athletic director Wendy Snodgrass, PHD, a new event will replace the golf outing next year to raise scholarships for female student-athletes.

“More information will be sent out once the new event is confirmed,” Snodgrass said.

The 2016 Fran Shope Outing, which is named for former Clarion associate athletic director Fran Shope, who passed away in 2007, will be a four-person scramble with men’s, women’s and mixed divisions. The cost is $75 per person or $300 per team entry and includes dinner following golf. Prizes will go to the winners in all three divisions.

Hole sponsorships are available at $100, while food and cart sponsorships are available at $500.

Checks should be made payable to the Clarion University Foundation. Any teams interested in registering can contact Associate Athletic Director Dr. Wendy Snodgrass at 814-393-1989 or Dede Van Epps at 814-393-1997. Those that are unable to attend but wish to donate can use the included form as well.

NOTES – Shope was employed at Clarion from 1967-86 and an athletic administrator from 1969-86… She was instrumental in the women’s athletic programs taking flight … Among her many awards were President of PSAC in 1982-93, Clarion Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” in 1980, 1988 Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce “Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Athletics”, 1995 Clarion Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Member of Clarion Sports Hall of Fame Committee 1989-2007 and much more… A native of New Bloomfield, Pa., she also worked at Clarion Area from 1955-66 before coming to Clarion University.

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