TALLAHASSEE,FL (Apr.6) - The FAMU Department of Athletics is taking its fundraising efforts as top priority, delving into non-traditional methods. Friday, the department held it's inaugural FAMU Athletics Golf Tournament presented by Parks Crump Attorneys at Law, LLC., at the Southwood Golf Course. With several participants including State Representative Alan Williams and Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox in the field, the conglomeration of those wanting to contribute to the success of FAMU Athletics were aplenty.
FAMU director of athletics Derek Horne, was pleased with the outcome of the event. "This was a wonderful start. I want to thank Angela Suggs and her staff for their efforts in support of this event. Proceeds from this event truly go directly to the athletics scholarship fund," Horne said.
FAMU president Dr. James H. Ammons teamed up with head football coach Joe Taylor on a team. A few more of those who participated in the event was FAMU athletic director Derek Horne, FAMU School of Architecture dean Dr. Rodner Wright, FAMU V.P. of University Development, Dr. Thomas Haynes, Henry "Skip" Hunter, former Tallahassee Regional Airport director of aviation Ken Austin and several others participated in the field.
Additional sponsors for the event included Pittman Law Group, Apogee Signs, Up in Smoke restaurant, Awards 4U, MACORK Solutions, Coca Cola, and Tri-Eagle Distributors. A host of other local sponsors greatly contributed to the success of the tournament.
The event was organized by Angela Suggs, FAMU Athletics Asst. AD for Development/Marketing and her staff. This was one of several new initiatives aimed at raising funds for the entire athletic department. Several sponsors contributed tot he event that included a lunch banquet.
Horne set out a challenge for next year, inviting all supporters to get invlolved in building the event. "I would like to encourage everyone to get involved. Our desire is to once again host it on the Friday before the ORange and Green game," Horne said.