Oswego State Fall Classic set for Sept. 9

Planning is well under way for the 16th annual Oswego State Fall Classic, Sept. 9, in support of scholarships at SUNY Oswego.

The Fall Classic will open with a golf tournament, with a 7:30 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. tee-off. The $200 entry fee includes greens fees, cart, breakfast, lunch, Classic Finale, prizes and commemorative jacket. The Classic Finale will take place at Oswego Country Club from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Additional finale tickets are available for $50.

The Fall Classic has generated gross receipts of over $2.6 million since 1990 through the support of sponsors, who choose from eight levels of support. Presidential level sponsors this year are Sithe, the New York State Laborers’ Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Fund and Constellation Energy.

Since 1996 all proceeds from the Fall Classic have helped to fund the Presidential Scholars Program, an initiative designed to attract academically accomplished students to SUNY Oswego. These Presidential Scholars rank in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. In the 2004-05 academic year, Oswego awarded 177 Presidential Scholarships of $4,400 per year for four years and 70 Deans’ Scholarships of $1,250 per year for four years.

Since the fall semester of 1997, the Fall Classic has provided over $1.15 million in scholarship money for more than 1,000 Presidential Scholarships.

To participate in or sponsor the Fall Classic, call the Office of Alumni and University Development at 312-3003 or click onto the Fall Classic Web site at http://oswegoalumni.oswego.edu/classic/.

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CONTACT: Melissa Manwaring, 312-3003

(Posted: Aug 18, 2005)