The 71st annual Gold & Blue Golf Tournament will be held at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa Friday, July 26. The tournament will kick off with a shotgun start by special guest and West Virginia University alumna and West Wing star Kim Webster at 12:30 p.m.

WVU alumni and friends are invited to form teams of four to participate in the tournament hosted by the WVU Alumni Association. Registration is $150 and includes greens fees, cart, lunch, door prizes and a post-tournament dinner reception. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams as well as men’s and women’s long drive and closest to the pin. The Douglas Trophy will be presented to the sponsor team with the lowest score. The event is open to the first 120 golfers.

In addition to Webster, former WVU quarterback, All-American and College Football Hall of Famer Major Harris will join golfers for the weekend.

Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa is offering a special Gold & Blue weekend room rate of $79 a night along with discounted amenities at the resort. To reserve your room, call 1-800-624-8300 and mention “WVU Alumni Association” to receive the special rate.

For more information or to download a registration form, visit the Gold & Blue site or contact Gregg Cave at 304-293-4731.

Online auction builds scholarship fund

Sports memorabilia, celebrity autographed items and concert tickets are just a few of the hot items available for auction as part of the association’s Gold & Blue Auction, which runs now through Aug. 1.

This year’s auction features autographed mini helmets and other memorabilia signed by NFL players Bruce Irvin, Stedman Bailey and Geno Smith; a matted, 8×10 autographed photo of WVU and NBA legend Jerry West; tickets and backstage passes for The Band Perry; and tickets/green room passes for the “Jimmy Kimmel Show.”

All proceeds from the auction benefit the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund. For more than 75 years, the fund has provided scholarships for more than 4,000 students to attend WVU. Since its inception, the fund has distributed more than $5 million in scholarships to deserving students.

The Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund is supported completely by private donations, and contributes to the WVU Scholars Program.

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CONTACT: Tara Curtis, WVU Alumni Association

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