April 28, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) - The 17th Annual Roy Griak Snotty Nose Tough Golf Open and 10th Annual Bike Ride, sponsored by the University of Minnesota men's track and field and cross country program, will be held on Monday, June 23 at Phalen Golf Course in St. Paul.
Named for legendary Gophers coach Roy Griak, who led the track and field and cross country programs at Minnesota for 33 years and continues to contribute to the program, the events benefit the Gopher men's programs including the endowed scholarship program. Griak celebrated his 50th year of service at the University of Minnesota in 2013-14 and continues to be a leader on campus.
The golf competition is set to begin with registration at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fee for the tournament is $140 per person and includes green fees, golf cart, beverages, prizes and dinner. Foursomes and groups are welcome and encouraged.
Registration for the bike ride begins at 10 a.m. with guides John Purves and Tom Wichelman set to depart at 10:30 a.m. Entry fee for the bike ride is set at $60 and also includes beverages, prizes and dinner.
A social hour will follow both events at 2 p.m. along with awards, prizes, dinner and the program. Attendees can also register for dinner for $30. A complete schedule for the day is attached.
Tee and/or green sponsorship opportunities are also available; sponsorship of $150 is 100 percent tax deductible.
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