CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and The Honors Course are hosting a fundraising dinner Tuesday, May 18, featuring Golf Channel personality Charlie Rymer at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 2010 NCAA Division I Golf Championship.
Born in Cleveland, Tennessee and an accomplished player, Rymer spent more than 10 years playing professional golf, with a third-place finish at the 1995 Shell Houston Open as his best on the PGA Tour. He also won the 1994 South Carolina Classic on the Nationwide Tour.
As an amateur, Rymer was a two-time All-American at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining the Golf Channel in a full-time capacity, Rymer treated golf fans to his quick wit and "down home" humor as a sports commentator for ESPN beginning in 1998. A native of Fort Mill, S.C., Rymer also contributed to Golf Channel projects such as Road Trip: Myrtle Beach and served as a co-host on Big Break Prince Edward Island.
Tickets for the dinner are $150 each which includes one Any-Session pass to the Championship. Tables of 10 can be purchased at the reduced rate of $1,250 and includes 10 Any-Session passes. Both are considered tax deductible donations.
To purchase tickets for the dinner, contact Fran Rice at (423) 238-9145, ext. 2. Patrons should have payment information ready and a confirmation will be provided following purchase.
This is the second time The Honors Course has hosted the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. It previously held the 1996 Championship won by Tiger Woods, then a student-athlete at Stanford. The Honors was built to honor amateur golf. In keeping with that philosophy, it has hosted the U.S. Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships, The Curtis Cup Matches and Tennessee Amateur Championship, men and women.
The UTC Athletics Department co-hosted the 1996 event with the Honors and hosted the 2008 NCAA Men's Golf East Regional at Council Fire Golf Club. All-in-all, Chattanooga has hosted 14 Division I national championships and three regionals.
The 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship will be played June 1-6. Tickets are available at GoMocs.com. There are two types of tickets - All-Session and Any-Session. The All-Session is for all six days of competition and is $45. The Any-Session covers one day of the ticket bearer's choosing and is $15.GoMocs.com is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs. The Mocs can also be followed on their official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/GoMocs.