Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice program will hold its 32nd annual Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 4, at FSU's Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids, Mich.
The outing, which serves as a major fundraiser for the Bulldog Hockey program, has sold out each of the past six years with a total of more than 40 teams and 170 golfers for the event in recent years on Katke Golf Course's 21-hole championship course at FSU. The last four years have featured early sellouts, which came on the heels of back-to-back record-breaking years for the event the previous two years.
This year, yet another record number of golfers and former alumni are expected to attend with the event seeking its seventh-straight sellout. As in the past, the weekend includes an annual softball charity game and Blueline Club reception on Friday night prior to golf and the evening dinner/banquet on Saturday.
"We're so appreciative to all the alumni, fans and Blueline Club members who help support this great event each and every year," said FSU head coach Bob Daniels. "This event has continued to grow and evolve over the years into what has become such an enjoyable weekend of activities. We're looking forward to welcoming everyone again this year."
The cost for the 32nd annual Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing is $115 per individual and will feature a four-person scramble format. The cost includes golf, cart, dinner, lunch, and refreshments on the course. A wide variety of raffle prizes will be distributed to the outing's participants.
The FSU Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing will once again be comprised of three divisions -- men's, women's, and mixed teams.
This year, a new nine-hole shotgun option has also been added for $85, which will allow golfers to play nine holes in the morning in place of the 18-hole afternoon shotgun beginning at 9 a.m. (ET).
Entry deadline is August 1st and checks should be made payable to Ferris State University. Entries forms should be mailed to the Ferris State Men's Ice Hockey Office per the attention of Drew Famulak at Ferris State University, Men's Ice Hockey Office, 210 Sports Drive, Big Rapids, MI. 49307-2741.
Area lodging is available and a block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn of Big Rapids. Please advise the reservation department of the hotel/motel that you will be attending the Bulldog Hockey Alumni Golf Outing. Click on the 2018 Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing Flyer for more information.
More information on Katke Golf Course can be found at www.katkegolf.com. The Katke Golf Course is located in close proximity to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center and can be reached by calling (231) 591-3765.
For more information and/or questions pertaining to the 2018 Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing, please contact Ferris State Hockey Associate Head Coach Drew Famulak at (231) 591-2887 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bulldogs, who have reached the NCAA Final Eight three times since 2012, will embark on their 44th campaign this coming fall and again face again one of the country's toughest schedules as they seek their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last eight years.
Since 2012, the Bulldogs have made three NCAA Tournament appearances and advanced to the NCAA Final Eight all three times. FSU has also won two conference regular-season championships along with capturing the WCHA's Broadmoor Trophy once as the league's Final Five Champion. Along with a Frozen Four berth and national title game showing in 2012, FSU also has reached the regional final and the final eight of the NCAA Tournament in both 2014 and 2016.
The 32nd Annual Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing Events Schedule:
Friday (Aug. 3)
7-9:30 p.m. -- Softball Game at Hemlock Park (Police/Firefighters vs. FSU Hockey Alumni)
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9:45 p.m. to ? -- FSU Blue Line Club Reception at Shooters (Players, Family and Friends)
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Saturday (Aug. 4)
9 a.m. -- NEW - 9 hole shotgun option start (in place of afternoon 18 holes)
10-11 a.m. -- Reception for past players/coaches at Ewigleben Ice Arena Lockerroom's Player Lounge
11 a.m. -- Registration at Katke Golf Course
12 p.m. -- "Noon" Shotgun Start
6:30 p.m. -- Dinner followed by Awards Ceremony and Raffle Prizes
Note: All times are Eastern (ET) and subject to change