Students thank participants at the Bill Keeler Memorial Golf Classic

Students thank participants at the Bill Keeler Memorial Golf Classic

Students hold a thank you sign during the opening ceremony of the Bill Keeler Memorial Golf Classic

Lakehead University athletes thank participants during the Bill Keeler Memorial Golf Classic

August 15, 2018 – Thunder Bay, ON

Several Lakehead University students were at Whitewater Golf Club on Tuesday to greet participants of the Bill Keeler Memorial Golf Classic.

Gillian Hansen plays on the Lakehead varsity women’s volleyball team. She thanked many of the 148 participants of the annual Golf Classic, which raised $55,302.01 for student financial aid and student athletes.

“The scholarships and bursaries student athletes receive from Lakehead University enable us to continue our academic pursuits without having to sacrifice the other facets of our lives – athletics and volunteerism,” Hansen said.

“The impact that this fundraising event has on students is far grander than most people assume – not only does it help lighten our financial load, but it allows us to thrive in our team sports,” she added.

Michel Beaulieu, President of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University, said he hoped everyone enjoyed the day.

“The Bill Keeler Memorial Golf Classic is a wonderful opportunity for the Alumni Association and the Department of Athletics to join forces for the betterment of our students at Lakehead,” Beaulieu said.

RBC was once again the title sponsor of the annual golf classic.  

“This event brings the community together to support our great university and its students,” said Matthew Simeoni, Vice-President, RBC Commercial Markets.


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