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2015

LSUS Alumni Capital One Pilots Golf Classic Set for Monday, March 23, at East Ridge Country Club

January 28, 2015

The 17th Annual LSUS Alumni Association Capital One Pilots Golf Classic offers a noon shotgun start Monday, March 23, at East Ridge Country Club. In case of inclement weather, March 30, 2015 is the rain date. Capital One Bank will again serve as Title Sponsor.

East Ridge is known throughout the ArkLaTex as having one of the most challenging golf courses around. The Par 71, 18-hole course is 6,831 yards long and is as daunting as it is beautiful. East Ridge is home to some of the area's most prestigious tournaments. LSUS is delighted to offer this new venue to our loyal golfers 

Only three team slots are left due to the popularity of the tournament. Team sponsorship levels range from $750 to $2,500. Fairway sponsorships with course signage only are also available at $250. Team entry fees cover greens fees, electric cart, practice range, team photos, tournament gifts, mulligans, putting contest and door prize tickets, box lunch, beverages, supper and the chance to win great prizes. 

The tournament has raised profits of almost $230,000 in its history. Proceeds benefit LSUS scholarships, programs, projects and services, with 70% going to scholarships. Various members of the LSUS athletic staff will be on hand during the day.

Tournament features include Hole-In-One Contests sponsored by Landers Dodge and Courtesy Golf Cars, the Campus Federal Credit Union Putting Contest, a Closest-to-the-Pin Contest, the Chancellor's Challenge and an awards ceremony.Team prizes for both flights will be awarded. The First Flight, First Place Team Prize, donated by Cypress Bend Resort, includes two-night stays for two people in a deluxe hotel room, plus two rounds of golf with carts for each team member. Cypress Bend, a member of the Audubon Golf Trail, sits on the shores of Toledo Bend Lake near Many, La. 

Meals will be provided by Texas Roadhouse and McAlister's Deli. Beverage sponsors are Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Shreveport, Eagle Distributing of Shreveport, Inc., and Music Mountain Water. The sign sponsor is Signs At Work.

Other corporate sponsors include Platinum Sponsors - Somdal Associates, LLC; Gold - Yelverton & Associates, Ameriprise Financial Private Wealth Advisor, and Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; Titanium Sponsors - Acadian Ironworks, Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Buckelew's Food Service, Camus Electric Company, Citizens