Baseball: Third Annual Mike Rogers Memorial Golf Outing Set For August 29

Baseball: Third Annual Mike Rogers Memorial Golf Outing Set For August 29

The family of Mike Rogers, Mount Union class of 1977, and the University of Mount Union will be holding the third annual memorial golf outing in Mike's name to benefit fundraising efforts for continued improvements to the baseball facility.

The improvements done to-date as a result of this outing and other University fundraising initiatives has resulted in artificial turf for the infield. Future projects include placing turf in the outfield, a grandstand with concessions, and parking, among other improvements to the facility. The baseball field was re-dedicated in October 2019 as Rafeld-Rogers Field in memory of long-time coach Jack Rafeld and Mike, who lost his battle with cancer in 2017.

This year's outing will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. (sign-in begins at 12 p.m.) at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance. This fundraising effort will continue to support our student-athletes in baseball, and also honor Mike's commitment of being a great teammate and family man, as well as honor the significant contributions of Coach Rafeld to Mount Union for over 30 years.
 
We understand this has been a difficult year due to COVID-19, and we are hesitant to ask for significant donations for the event and appreciate your consideration. However, there are several ways that you can help make this a successful event:
 
  • Get a foursome. Teams can be registered to play by using the attached form. Costs for the outing are $75 per person or $300 per team, which includes 18-holes with a cart, drink tickets and dinner after the event. Social distancing requirements will be in place as required by Tannenhauf.
  • Individual and corporate hole sponsorships are available with a tax-deductible donation of $100. As a sponsor, your individual or company name and/or logo will be prominently displayed on "Thank You" signage at the event and a golf hole of your choice. We will also list your name in the Mount Union magazine.
  • Provide prizes and/or items for a silent auction. Those have been popular the last few years and help to keep people interested in the event. Contact one of the event organizers below if you would like to donate any items.
The outing will also include a skins game, mulligans, and a putting contest. We will also hold a 50/50 drawing and a cash prize to the top two teams. Due to COVID-19, we are unsure if we can offer prizes for long drive, closest to the pin and longest put. With the popularity of the first two events, we need to limit the number of teams to the first 30 foursomes registered up to Friday, August 21, 2020. Please encourage friends and former teammates to get a team together and sign up soon!
 
We thank you in advance for supporting this outing, the Rogers family, and the University of Mount Union.
 
Should you have any questions about the event, please contact one of our committee members below:
 
Sincerely,
Pat Heddleston (Class of 1986) – 330-802-1883
Victor Rogers – 330-206-9721
Don Montgomery (class of 1977) – 330-418-5556