The fairest in the land

This weekend’s beautiful spring weather provided Zeta Tau Alpha with the perfect backdrop for their 10th Annual Crown Classic Golf Tournament, held Saturday, April 10 at Raven’s Nest Golf Course.

122 players registered to play the event, which was held to raise money to donate towards breast cancer education and awareness, which is Zeta Tau Alpha’s national philanthropy. “In the past 9 years, we’ve donated over $109,000 to our national philanthropy as a chapter, and we’re adding on to that this year,” said Marisa Eaves, junior Public Relations major.

A final amount for this year’s donation has not yet been determined.

The event was hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha, with Eaves, Jordan Hayes and Lisa Render planned and organized the event with the help of Robyn Shiplet, Megan Schlafer and Kerri Chaney, one of the ZTA advisors.

Eaves, who are a member of ZTA and currently him Service Chair for the SHSU chapter, said that planning for the tournament began in mid-January and was “a lot of work.”

According to Eaves, every member of the chapter was responsible for raising $400 dollars in sponsorships or donations from businesses and individuals, or by putting together a team of four players.

The event, which lasted from 7 am to 2 p.m., included many awards and prizes which could be won throughout the course of the day.

The first place team won a set of four engraved drivers and golf bags; the second place team won four Nike Golf polo shirts as well as four monogrammed Crown Classic golf towels; and the third place team was awarded four monogrammed Crown Classic golf polo shirts and four Titleist hats.

Along with prizes for first, second and third, ZTA ensured all players had other chances to win prizes with a number of games throughout the course.

The winner of the longest drive contest was awarded a $100 dollar gift certificate from Huntsville Lanes and a certificate for a free round of golf for four people at a country club in the Woodlands. Another gift certificate for Huntsville Lanes, as well as a certificate for a free round of golf for four people at Jersey Meadow Golf Course in Jersey Village, just outside of Houston, were awarded to the winners of the Closest to the Pin contest.

“We also gave our ‘Lucky Losers’, which was the team with the worst score, a Huntsville Lanes gift certificate, as well as a gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse.”

Names of the winners were not available at press time.

Players also had a chance to win a blue Chevrolet Impala, which was generously donated by Weisner in Huntsville for the Hole-in-One car.

“To win, a player must have made a hole-in-one on a specific hole on the golf course and it had to be witnessed by the Zetas stationed at that hole,” said Eaves. “Unfortunately, no one won it this year.”

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