UBC Scholarship Golf Tournament
Just a heads up as spots are filling up fast for this year’s event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good Afternoon, Friends and Supporters!
We trust you are all keeping well. For the team, it is great to be entering getting through the off season and entering this coming fall season in as ‘normal’ of an environment as they have seen the past couple of years. Let’s hope this all continues as we continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape we are all dealing with.
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID 19, the Thunderbirds were back on the field in 2021-22. The team had a slow start to the season, sitting at the .500 at the halfway mark. However, in the second half of the season, the Birds hit their stride with a 14-3 run and finished the regular season in second place behind rivals LC state. This qualified UBC for the opening round of the World Series.
The Birds would win their first game against Saint Katherines, but then lose to host LC State. With their backs against the ropes, UBC would rattle off 3 elimination game victories against three nationally ranked opponents in # 9 Vanguard, # 19 Doane, and # 2 LC State. Unfortunately, the playoff run came to an end in a winner take all final versus LC State. The Birds fell one game shy of their first World Series appearance since 2007.
This season had many great achievements on and off the field. Noah Or, Ty Penner, and Brandon Hupe received 1st Team All-Conference honours, while Nathan Shute took home a Gold Glove. In the classroom, UBC had ten players named Academic All Canadians (80 + AVG). Nolan Weger, Ty Penner, Noah Or, Shane Laforest, Ryan Beitel, Ardan Berg, Brett Corbeth, Brandon Hupe, Brendan Logan and Nathan Shute were all celebrated for their strong academic performance.
To keep that success going, once again here is our ‘pitch’ for your support. This event is the most critical fund-raising effort for this great program, and your support and sponsorship of the UBC Baseball Fall Golf Classic goes a long way to ensuring the program’s continued prosperity. We are hoping to build on the success of last year’s effort (which was our most successful golf tournament to date!) and make this one even better. Your participation and support is needed in order to make this event a real success, and ultimately help us provide scholarship funds to very deserving student athletes. All of the relevant tournament information and player registration forms are attached to this email as well as a link provided in the email from UBC below.
We would truly appreciate your support - as would our players - by attending and/or acting as a tournament sponsor or auction item donor – there are plenty of ways and opportunities to lend your support. If you have any questions at all please feel free to reach out to myself or Sammie Starr, cc’d herein.
Many thanks once again, and we look forward to seeing you on September 16th at The University Golf Club.
Click here for more info & to register