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Celebrity Golf Classic To Be Rescheduled

Apr. 28, 2011

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

The University of North Alabama and the Sportsman's Club has suspended its 2011 Celebrity Golf Classic, scheduled for Sunday, May 1, and Monday, May 2. The department of athletics will instead direct its attention to assisting in recovery efforts in the areas of northwest Alabama devastated by Wednesday's tornado outbreak. Members of the UNA athletic staff and student athletes who are available will travel by bus Monday to assist with cleanup in the region. UNA athletic director Mark Linder said, "In looking at the scope of the tragic events that occurred yesterday, we believe it is more important to assist our neighboring communities who have suffered devastating losses. We have many student-athletes from the area who were affected by the storms, and our UNA family wants to rally behind them and the people of our region to assist in their recovery. We appreciate the Marriott, RTJ and Anchor Tourlines who have all assisted us with our outreach efforts." Linder said UNA is planning to reschedule the golf event for August.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/