Christendom College

Remembering an Everyday Hero with Golf Tourney

September 8, 2017

Christendom College will celebrate the memory of its late athletic director, Thomas S. Vander Woude, with the eighth annual Thomas S. Vander Woude Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, October 6, at the Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club in Front Royal, Virginia. The tournament, which attracts Christendom alumni and supporters from across the country each year, raises funds for the college’s Thomas S. Vander Woude Athletic Scholarship.

The 8th annual tournament will be held at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club in Front Royal, Virginia.

Participants who attend the tournament will enjoy a day full of golf, a BBQ luncheon, and the chance to compete against fellow alumni at the beautiful Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, ranked by Golfweek Magazine as the “#3 Best Course you can play in Virginia.”  Players will enjoy numerous competitions during the course of the day, such as “Closest to the Pin,” “Longest Drive,” and others. Prizes include sports apparel, golf equipment, and much more.

Those who register and pay online by Friday, September 29 will receive an Early Bird special price, while the price will increase after the 29th.

Each year, the tournament raises more than $10,000 for the Thomas S. Vander Woude Athletic Scholarship, a program that offers exceptional student-athletes the chance to attend Christendom College.

Thomas S. Vander Woude was the athletic director at Christendom College before his passing.

Thomas Vander Woude died saving the life of his youngest son on September 8, 2008. He was dedicated to the character development and personal formation of young people, especially in the areas of both intercollegiate and intramural athletics.

Recipients of the Thomas S. Vander Woude Athletic Scholarship are given the opportunity, as Thomas Vander Woude believed, to be formed mentally, spiritually, and physically. The scholarship is awarded to two incoming freshmen each year, as funds permit.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To become a sponsor or register for the event, visit christendom.edu. To read more about Thomas Vander Woude’s heroic story, go here.

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