Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Release date: Sept. 14, 2007

News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-2919
Office of Development contact: Kippy Todd, 615-898-5756


(MURFREESBORO) — Golfers can register to play in the 14th annual Danner Invitational Golf Tournament, which will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Nashville’s Hermitage Golf Course.
Sponsored by The Neill-Sandler Foundation to benefit the Neill-Sandler Scholars at MTSU program, up to 120 golfers will compete in the event.
The tournament schedule includes registration and practice starting at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon, 1 p.m. shotgun start, and beverages, dinner and awards after tournament play ends on the President’s Reserve Course.
The golf scramble entry fee will include registration, practice, buffet provided by Crockett’s Restaurant, cart rental, greens fees, player’s gift pack, refreshments on the course, door prizes and awards.
There will be two flights and prizes for the top three teams in each flight.
Tournament prizes will be given for closest to the pin and longest drive. There will be prizes for holes-in-one at all four par-3 holes.
Entry and sponsor fees will include $195 donation toward prizes, $350 per person or $1,295 team entry and hole sponsorship (paid by Sept. 28) and $450 hole sponsorship.
Entry forms can be obtained by calling Amanda Bell at 615-785-8657, and completed forms and check can be mailed c/o The Neill-Sandler Foundation, P.O. Box 1419/2240 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN 37133.
Event sponsors include Bell Construction, The Danner Foundation, Maggart & Associates, the Daily News Journal, Frank E. Neal and Company and Bank of America/Brian Austin. The Daily News Journal provides Media support.
Ray Danner of The Danner Company, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, tournament chairman Tony Rose and Gary Neill and Mike Sandler of the Neill-Sandler Foundation extend an invitation to golfers and participants who “can help make possible a college education for several deserving young people from middle Tennessee. … Through your support, you can provide opportunities to deserving individuals who might not attend college otherwise.”
Eighty-five students have been awarded scholarships since 1999. Each spring, up to 10 scholarships are awarded to students from Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Rutherford, Warren, Williamson and Wilson counties, and Tullahoma City Schools.
For more information, call Bell at 615-785-8657.
The 10th annual Neill-Sandler Strive for Excellence Banquet, the event where the scholarships are presented to the students who have overcome obstacles in their young lives, will be held next spring at MTSU. More details will be announced later.
For MTSU news and information, go to mtsunews.com.

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