Office of Public Affairs
Sept. 24, 2003
SUNNY FALL CLASSIC SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS
OSWEGO -- The sun was beaming and so were the smiles
at this year's version of the Oswego State Fall Classic. The 14th
annual event featured the grand reopening of Rich Hall as Oswego's
School of Business on Sept. 11 as well as the traditional golf, skeet
and fishing events Sept. 12. The two-day event raised a gross of
approximately $223,000 to support scholarships for Oswego students.
Taking a ribbing for his part in bringing the good
weather was WIXT Channel 9 meteorologist Dave Longley, a 1994 graduate
of Oswego. He played a full round of golf, pausing only to broadcast
the noon weather and interview President Deborah F. Stanley from the
course about the importance of the Presidential Scholars program.
The money raised by the Fall Classic supports the
scholarship program, and recipients were in evidence throughout the
event. They were on hand to thank sponsors at the Sithe Luncheon and
president's reception, took part in the School of Business dedication
and volunteered for Friday's recreational events.
At the Sithe Luncheon, Bill Hughes, vice president
of operations for Sithe, reflected on the anniversary of terrorist
attacks. "Go out and make the world a better place," he told the
Stanley praised Sithe for its longstanding support
of the Fall Classic, calling it "a far-thinking company" and a "perfect
partner for higher education."
Supporting the Fall Classic at the presidential
level, the highest level of support, are Sithe, the Laborers'
Employers' Cooperation and Education Trust Fund, Constellation Energy
Group and GE Power Systems.
The Fall Classic, coordinated by Oswego's Office of
Alumni and University Development, has generated a grand total in gross
sponsorship gifts of more than $2.8 million since 1990.
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