The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs Club is set to host the 10th Annual Porky’s Open Golf Tournament presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee on Tuesday, May 5, at Council Fire Golf Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Porky’s Open Golf Tournament benefits student-athlete scholarships at UTC. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. (E.D.T.) and four person teams, as well as individual golfers, are welcome to participate. The silent auction and practice range also open at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11:00 a.m. Tournament play begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Following the tournament, there will be a reception and the conclusion of the silent auction. Food, provided by Porkers BBQ, complimentary bar, beverages and entertainment will also be available at the conclusion of play.
The cost for the event is $250 per player with full information available on the attached brochure. The April 15 deadline listed on the brochure has been extended until Friday, May 1.
For more information on the Porky’s Open Golf Tournament presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of Tennessee, contact the Director of the Mocs Club Brandon Potts at (423) 425-4233 or Brandon-Potts@utc.edu.
Mocs coaches and student-athletes will be the featured hosts for the event. Women’s basketball head coach Wes Moore and men’s basketball head coach John Shulman will be on the No. 3 tee for the “Tee Shot with the Coaches.” Head football coach Russ Huesman will be providing putting lessons on the No. 9 green while members of the men’s golf team will hit tee shots on each of the par-5’s. Other special guests to the event include former Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer and the voice of the Vols, Bob Kesling.
Message from Director of Athletics Rick Hart
The Porky’s Open Golf Tournament presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of Tennessee is the only privately-supported golf tournament which dedicates 100% of its efforts and revenues to assist with the scholarship needs of UTC student-athletes. This event is the largest annual fundraiser for the UTC Athletics Department!
Through the combined efforts of many of our friends, this golf event has proven to be one of the premier golf outings within the Chattanooga area. Over $700,000 has been raised to offset the rising scholarship costs within the past nine years.
I now ask you to join us in the 10th Annual Porky’s Open Golf Tournament presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of Tennessee by your participation, whether it be playing, sponsoring or volunteering to help make this a special event. Your participation provides the Mocs with the resources they need to be successful in the classroom, in competition and in life. Thanks for your continued support and GO MOCS!
Special Thanks to the 2009 Corporate Sponsors
2009 corporate sponsorships opportunities are still available. For more information call Brandon Potts at (423) 425-4233.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Athletics Director Level
East Brainerd Lumber
First Tennessee Bank
Rodney Allen, State Farm Insurance
Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Lawson Electric Co., Inc.
Phillips-Diaz Benefits, Inc.
Bill and Sue Stacy
Dent Guardian Plus
Herb Adcox Chevrolet
Horizon Wine & Spirits
Jake Marshall, LLC
Lewis Card, Jr.
Walker Interiors, LLC
Play Then Stay – 19th Hole Reception
Following the round of golf, you and your guests are invited to attend the Mocs Scholarship Reception! The reception will include an open bar, food provided by Porkers BBQ, and the conclusion of the silent auction. Guests who did not participate in the golf tournament my attend the reception for $10.
Join UTC Alumni, Friends of the Program, Parents, Fans, Coaches, and Student-Athletes while making final bids on the silent auction items. Items included in the auction will consist of one-of-a-kind UTC Athletic experiences, UTC Athletic equipment, and more.
As usual, 100% of the proceeds go to support Student-Athlete Scholarships at UTC. Be a part of the Mocs Scholarship Silent Auction and Reception! The 2009 Mocs Scholarship Auction will be a giant success because of the generosity of Mocs Club Members, UTC Alumni, Friends of the Program, and the greater community.
If you are able to donate goods, services, or memorabilia, or have connections in the travel, hotel, or restaurant industry, we can use your help. We will provide the necessary tax documentation and in-kind donation credit.
To Donate Auction Items call Brandon Potts at (423) 425-4233.
UTC Mocs Club Mission
We guide, encourage and support our Student-Athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence - academically, athletically, and socially. Above all else, we prepare our Students for productive and meaningful lives.
By supporting the Mocs Club you assist over 300 UTC student-athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence in academics and athletics while continuing to build upon the solid foundation of UTC Athletics.
Championships begin with scholarships. Scholarships begin with you. Scholarships are the lifeblood of any successful NCAA Division I athletics program and your support of the Porky’s Open is a commitment to UTC student-athletes.