Women’s golf to hold Paint, Wine and Cheese Night March 21 to raise funds

February 23, 2017 | Athletics, Events
By Steve Easton

The University of Toledo women’s golf program will host a Paint, Wine and Cheese Night Tuesday, March 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the west concourse of Savage Arena.

The fundraiser is being held to benefit the Rockets’ trip to Hawaii next fall for the Rainbow Wahine Invitational.

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to gather our supporters for an evening of fun to celebrate our program,” two-time Mid-American Conference Women’s Golf Coach of the Year Nicole Hollingsworth said. “Our entire team will be on hand to paint along with our guests and are excited to unlock their inner artists along with you.”

Attendees will be directed through a step-by-step process of creating their own “masterpiece” by professional artists. Youth ages 14 and older are welcome to attend with a participating adult.

Tickets for the event are $75 per person or $140 per couple. A table of six also can be purchased for $425. Admission includes two hours of painting on your own specially designed canvas as well as cheese, crackers and wine.

For more information, contact Hollingsworth at 419.530.7761 or nicole.hollingsworth@utoledo.edu.

The women’s golf program produced its best season in school history during the 2015-16 campaign. The Rockets set school records with five tournament titles and a 298.3 stroke average and nearly dethroned 18-time champion Kent State at the Mid-American Conference Championships. UT finished just four strokes behind the Golden Flashes to register its third second-place showing in the last four years and sixth top three showing in the conference tournament over the last seven years.

The team won its opening tournament of the spring Feb. 11 with a 12-stroke victory over Southern Illinois at the Ball State Sunshine Invitational in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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