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Farmer School Golf Classic Supports Habitat for Humanity

April 2012

The fifth annual Farmer School Golf Classic was a huge success, raising more than $16,000 for the Tristate Habitat for Humanity. Over 140 golfers, including Miami students, faculty, staff, and alumni, participated in the student-organized fundraising event held Sunday, April 15 at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown.

"This tournament offers an incredible opportunity to give back to the local community by helping those with housing needs," said Farmer School Dean Roger L. Jenkins, the Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership. "I am most appreciative for all the creativity and commitment shown by those organizing and taking part."

Kim Ward and Tim O'Brien were the co-chairs for 2012 golf tournament. They worked with Natalie Nuce, Resource Development Officer at Tristate Habitat for Humanity.

This is the third year Farmer School Golf Classic has raised funds for the local Habitat for Humanity. The golf fundraising event was founded by senior business students Wendy Laria and Lauren Meeth in 2008. It began as Golf FORE a Cure, raising support for brain cancer research through the Tug McGraw Foundation. The following year, moneys went to Starfish Children's Fund which supports a school for the blind in Calcutta, India.

Learn more about the Farmer School Golf Classic.