GAINESVILLE STATE COLLEGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: SLOAN JONES, 678-717-3836
Gainesville, GA., September 19, 2012 – The 26th Annual Gainesville State College Alumni Golf Open Scheduled for Friday, October 12, 2012 at Chattahoochee Golf Club.
On Friday, October 12, Chattahoochee Golf Club will come to life with the fun and excitement of this annual event. Shotgun Start is at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The game, which will be played Texas Shamble, will be followed by a reception at 3 p.m.
This annual event has become an important fund raising opportunity for the GSC Alumni Association and Foundation. During the 2011-12 academic year, The GSC Foundation provided $575,000 for student scholarships and enhanced academic programs at the College. Without the support that the Alumni Association and the Foundation receive from the community, this would not be possible.
The GSC Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Doug and Diane Magnus are serving as this year’s Honorary Chairs, and Conditioned Air Systems, Inc. (www.conditionedairsystems.com) is the Title Sponsor of this year’s Open.
Magnus, a Gainesville native and a 1965 graduate of South Hall High School, is the founder and president of Conditioned Air Systems, Inc. In 1967, Magnus was one of the first students to take classes at Gainesville Junior College. At that time, classes were held at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville. After graduating from Gainesville Junior College, in 1972, Magnus attended the University of Georgia for a year, served in the Air-Guard Reserves for six years, and opened Conditioned Air Systems, Inc. in 1982.
Other generous sponsors to date include America’s Home Place, American Proteins, American Security Shredding, BatesCarter, Lanier Federal Credit Union, Mar-Jac Poultry, Metro Appraisals, Inc., Milton Martin Toyota, Rushton & Company, Walters Management, Whitehead Die Casting and Hayes Chrysler Jeep Dodge, who will be offering a Hole-In-One opportunity with a chance to win a Dodge Dart II.
The Alumni Association is in the process of recruiting other sponsors for the event. Sponsorship levels include: Eagle, $5,000 – includes one team, sponsor’s name on electronic sign for one week, sponsor logo on golf shirt, headline spot on tournament banner, and two tee signs; Birdie, $2,500 – includes one team, name on banner, and two tee signs; Par, $1,250 – includes name on banner and rule sheet, and one tee sign; Tee Sponsor, $500 – includes name on banner and company logo on one sign; and, Green, $125 – includes name on banner and sponsor’s name on one sign placed along the cart path.
This year’s Golf Committee includes Jeff Barkley, Haley Carter, Jason Chester, Vicki Davis, Rodger Hogan, Brooke Kalinauskas, Diane Magnus, Rita Mandell, Semuel Maysonet, Baya Pruitt, Ricky Pugh, Chris Stenander, Joyce Stephens, Rich White and James Wright.
The entry fee includes green and cart fees, breakfast, snacks, 2 drink tickets, goodie bag, and a golf shirt.
Prizes will be awarded for winning teams. There will also be prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. The entry fee is $125 per person or $500 for a four-person team. Register early to ensure team placement.
Alumnus and golf pro Jason Chester will again be on hand with his longshot drives.
All alums, faculty, staff, students and parents are eligible to play. To register on-line, visit
For volunteer or sponsorship information, contact GSC Alumni Director Jennifer Hendrickson at 678-717-3648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.