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ECSU Foundation Golf Tournament finds success at new course

Published on June 25, 2024

ECSU Foundation Golf Tournament finds success at new course

first tee
The ECSU Foundation Golf Tournament was held at Mohegan Sun Golf Club for the first time this year.

The annual ECSU Foundation Golf Tournament took place on June 20 at Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Baltic. This marked the first year the tournament was held at Mohegan Sun following long stints at Lake of Isles and Wethersfield Country Club.

This year’s tournament raised nearly $50,000 for student scholarships and the ECSU Annual Fund, bringing the tournament’s fundraising total over the past 19 years to $1.35 million. This year’s lead sponsor was Windham Pepsi, which has maintained a relationship with Eastern for 25 years.

The tournament’s lunch sponsors were Barnes & Noble, represented by Bookstore Manager Amanda Rose, and Presidio, a global digital service and solution provider, led by Vinnie Graziano, winner of the closest-to-the-pin contest. Putting green sponsors included the Mohegan Tribe, represented by alumni Kathy Regan-Pyne ’79 and Beth Regan ’79, as well as Kell-Strom Tool, led by Frank and Tom Kelly.

Since its inception, the tournament has also received annual support from TRC Environmental Corporation and CliftonLarsonAllen.

Representatives from Windham Pepsi, the tournament's lead sponsor

Representatives from the Community Renewal Team

Representatives from Eastern's Office of Facilities Management and Planning

Representatives from Mohegan Sun, the tournament's winning team

A group of players on the first tee

Representatives from Presidio

Representatives from Granite City Electric Supply Company

Representatives from Ryan Business Systems

Representatives from Titan Energy

Representatives from Windham Pepsi, the tournament's lead sponsor

Players enjoyed Mohegan Sun’s scenic, nuanced layout and a variety of amenities around the course, including a taco bar behind the fourth green and a grill station between the 13th and 14th holes. They also took part in several challenges, including a closest-to-the-pin contest on the fourth hole and the chance to win a raffle ticket for hitting the 10th green in regulation.

“We were really excited to be at a new course,” said Joe McGann, director of institutional advancement. “It was nice to finally bring the tournament to Mohegan Sun Golf Club, as we've had a longstanding and fruitful relationship with the Mohegan Tribe.”

Written by Noel Teter

Categories: Foundation