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Annual Ray Kist Memorial Golf Classic set for June 11


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The Niagara University Ray Kist Memorial Golf Classic, benefiting Niagara's student-athletes, will be held on Monday, June 11 at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y.

The golf tournament honors the late Ray Kist, the head trainer at Niagara University for 16 years. He brought enthusiasm, energy and expertise to his profession, while caring for and treating student-athletes.

Inducted into the Niagara Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993, he battled ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) with an upbeat attitude, the same way he would counsel a student. The illness claimed his life at the age of 46 on January 31, 1995. With this tournament, Niagara University honors Ray, and the others like him, that serve the university and its student-athletes from behind the scenes.

Registration will begin at 11 am and will follow with lunch sponsored by the world-famous Maid of the Mist. The 18-hole scramble format begins at 12:30 pm with a shotgun start and participants will have a chance to purchase mulligans throughout the day. Beverages and snacks on the course will be available to all participants. A cocktail reception will follow the round of golf and dinner will be served before awards.

All funds raised through the Kist Memorial Golf Classic directly support Niagara's student-athletes.

For registration information, contact 716-286-8770 or visit the Niagara University Office of Alumni Engagement. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephen Butler at 716-286-8602 or sbutler@niagara.edu.

Schedule of Events:
11 a.m. registration and lunch
12:30 p.m. shotgun start
5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:45 p.m. Dinner and Awards

Event pricing:
Single golfer: $250
Foursome: $950
Corporate Foursome (includes tee sign): $1,250
Dinner only: $65

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Title sponsor: $6,000
Dinner sponsor (includes foursome, poster, tee sign): $4,500
Lunch sponsor (includes foursome, poster, tee sign): $3,500
Driving range sponsor (includes one golfer): $1,500
Tee sign: $250

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