FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 7, 2011
MENDOCINO COLLEGE, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
Contact: Jim Mastin, Director of Public Information & Auxiliary Services
Mendocino College Athletic Boosters 1st Annual Dan Drew Memorial Golf Tournament
The Mendocino College Athletic Boosters are excited to announce the upcoming 1st Annual Dan Drew Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on Friday, June 24th at the Ukiah Municipal Golf Course.
Dan Drew came from Lodi, California to Mendocino College in 1977 as the Head Baseball Coach. He made a huge impact on his players during those first nine seasons. One of Coach Drew’s former players commented that “he was the only reason I made it all the way through college. He changed my life.”
From 1977 to 1979, Dan pulled double duty by also working as an Assistant Football Coach. In the mid 80’s he decided to leave baseball behind and took over the football program. Dan continued his coaching career for the next nine seasons as the Head Football Coach. He was respected and admired by his players and his peers in the profession and was responsible for turning many young boys into educated men.
Dan also served as the Mendocino College Athletic Director for 5 years.
“You cannot go to a meeting in the State without hearing about how great Dan Drew was for Mendocino College. It is for this reason that we want to honor Dan with this Golf Tournament,” commented current Athletic Director Tom Gang. Dan passed away in the fall of 2005 after losing a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.
The tournament will feature a 12noon shotgun start with registration from 11am until noon. Cost will be $100, or $50 for Ukiah Course Members with cart privileges. All proceeds will benefit the Mendocino College Athletic Department.
For further information on the tournament, or how to become a sponsor, contact Tom Gang (707-468-3141), Becky Thomas (707-972-0303) or view the flyer online at: www.mendocino.edu/mcathletics/Tournament Flyer.pdf
Created: September 26, 2011 @ 03:38 PM
Last Modified: September 26, 2011 @ 03:38 PM