Aug. 11, 2009
Chip Strong Memorial Golf Tournament Set For Sept. 25
MARYVILLE, Mo.-The Chip Strong Memorial Golf Tournament, held annually to raise scholarship money for Northwest student-athletes, will take place Sept. 25 at Mozingo Lake Golf Course in Maryville. In addition, this year's tournament festivities will include the naming of the Athletic Training Room in honor of long-time head trainer David "D.C." Colt.
The tournament format is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start scheduled for 1:30 p.m. A morning session will be added if enough interest is expressed. The cost per team is $400 which includes golf, a commemorative gift, prizes and dinner following the event.
Click on the entry form above for more information. Entry forms should be returned to Allison Strong, 920 Forest St., Maryville, MO 64468.
About Chip Strong
As a fan and great supporter of Bearcat Athletics, the late Frank "Chip" Strong Jr. '73 loved watching the men's basketball team in action and enjoyed the many successes the team had during the past several years. But even more important to Strong than how many conference championships or Elite Eight appearances the Bearcats had was how many young men walked across the stage at graduation. Strong's main concern was that once student-athletes completed their eligibility, they stay in school and earn a degree.
Strong's family and friends have taken action to help this vision become a reality for former student-athletes when it otherwise may not be an option. Upon Strong's death in October 2006, his daughter, Allison Strong '01, '03, and long-time friend and business partner, Dr. John Baker, established the Chip Strong Memorial Scholarship to assist men's basketball players who have not yet completed their degrees but have used all of their athletic eligibility. Many of Strong's family members and friends contributed to the fund to establish an endowment that will allow for up to $1,000 per year to be awarded.
"My father always preached education and how important obtaining a college degree was for everyone," Allison Strong said. "He loved Bearcat athletics and especially men's basketball. This is just a small way we can carry on my father's belief in the importance of education while also giving back to Northwest - a place where he was very involved and loved so much."
Strong's affiliation with Northwest ran much deeper than being an avid sports fan. His first encounter with Northwest came when he was a student at Horace Mann Laboratory School, which he attended through seventh grade. After graduating from Maryville High School in 1969, he spent a year at the University of Missouri-Columbia before transferring to Northwest, earning a bachelor's degree with honors in 1973. After becoming an attorney in Maryville, Strong served Northwest in several capacities including being president of the Bearcat Booster Club, vice president of the Northwest Board of Regents and a member of the Northwest Foundation Board of Directors.
For more information about how you can contribute to the Chip Strong Memorial Scholarship, contact Northwest's Office of University Advancement at
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