Missouri Press Association Announces Centennial Golf Classic

Proceeds to Benefit Refurbishment of MPA Student Lounge in Lee Hills Hall

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 14, 2008) — Golf enthusiasts will have a chance to tee-off the social side of the Missouri School of Journalism Centennial and Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Dedication with the Missouri Press Association‘s Centennial Golf Classic.

On Sept. 10-12, 2008, the School will celebrate its centennial and will look to the future by officially opening the doors of the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the think tank and research operation for journalism of the 21st century. The MPA also will hold its annual conference in conjunction with the event. The Centennial Golf Classic is a four-person scramble that offers a chance for MPA members, School alumni and others to spend part of the day with friends on the course.

A.L. Gustin Golf Course
A.L. Gustin Golf Course

The golf outing will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the University of Missouri’s A.L. Gustin Golf Course. The early registration fee, due by May 1, is $50 and includes a cart, greens fees, lunch and give-a-ways. Registrations received after May 1 will be $50 and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is open to all but space is limited to the first 125 paid registrations. Those interested in participating should submit the downloadable registration form and payment to the MPA as early as possible. Cancellations received by Aug. 11, 2008, will receive a $30 refund; however, no refunds will be given after Aug. 11. Submission details are included on the form.

Gustin is an 18-hole regulation length golf course south of Stadium Boulevard near the MU campus. With three sets of tee boxes and watered fairways, it provides a challenging round of golf for all levels of players. It is home of the Phil Cotton Invitational, a prominent amateur tournament, the Show-Me State Games and the Missouri State Girls Junior Golf Championship. The course is also an Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary.

Jim Pierobon, BJ '77
Jim Pierobon, BJ ’77

Doug Crews, BJ ’73, executive director of the Missouri Press Association, is chairing the event. Jim Pierobon, BJ ’77, and his wife, Andrea, are serving as co-chairs. Proceeds from the event will help refurbish the MPA student lounge in Lee Hills Hall, which was dedicated in 1995. Plans include buying new furniture and flooring for the lounge, which provides down-time space for journalism students working or going to classes in Lee Hills Hall.

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the event or making a tax-deductible donation to the refurbishment project, please contact the Missouri Press Foundation at (573) 449-4167.

The centennial-dedication festivities officially will kick off on Wednesday evening, Sept. 10, with a dinner-mixer on the MU campus followed by a welcoming program. Registration for the three-day event, which will include interactive roundtables about the future of journalism, technology demonstrations, tours and more, will open this spring.

Updated: April 22, 2020

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