The University of Toledo’s Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women is hosting the fourth annual Golfing for Empowerment Tournament Monday, July 23, which just so happens to be what would have been Mrs. Eberly’s 90th birthday.
The people who planned the event were not aware that this date was her birthday; it was sheer coincidence. In 1980, the center was named in honor of Eberly, one of its first advisory board members. She was a staunch supporter of the center and had served as chair of its advisory committee until her death in an automobile accident in 1979.
“The Eberly Center for Women has and continues to create programming and events that provide women an opportunity to try to do new things,” said Dr. Shanda Gore, associate vice president for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement, and center director. “We wanted a summer event to highlight one of our community partnerships, build awareness about the center, and ultimately create a fun atmosphere of engagement. We not only got that, but now we have a birthday to celebrate.”
The center will be partnering with A Service for Self-Employment Training and Support (ASSETS) of Toledo, a nonprofit organization that provides practical, experience-based training for those starting or expanding a small business.
“I think it’s really important for everyone to get more involved with golf because it’s such a great tool for getting access to different people,” said Emily Hardcastle, interim community outreach coordinator for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement. “Golf is really popular in a lot of different professions, and we hope to have a great turnout on July 23.”
The tournament will be held at the Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Road in Maumee. It will be a scramble beginning with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be several raffle prizes and even a possible $10,000 award for anyone who gets a hole-in-one.
The event costs $85 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart and dinner. Dinner will be served at the golf course after the tournament.
Tickets are available for those who wish to attend the dinner without playing golf. It also is possible to sponsor one of the holes or sign up an entire team.
For more information and to sign up, visit www.utoledo.edu/centers/eberly/docs/golfregister.pdf. Registrations are requested by the first week of July.