Hit The Links For Science, Scholarships

Attention, golfers! Hit the links October 7 at Winter Park’s Interlachen Country Club and support graduate school fellowships during the Inaugural UCF Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Golf Classic.

The tournament honors the legacy of the late Al and Nancy Burnett, pre-eminent supporters of UCF, whose generosity created the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. Money raised at the tournament will provide scholarships for Masters and Ph.D. students. These scientific leaders of tomorrow participate in cutting-edge research in cancer, cardiovascular, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases.

“Al and Nancy Burnett were very generous friends of UCF and the College of Medicine,” said Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the medical school. “We are honored to work with their family and continue the legacy with this first-time golf tournament.  Proceeds will support critical medical and biomedical research programs that were important to Al and Nancy and that will have impact on the health of us all.”

The tournament begins with an 11 a.m. buffet lunch.  Golfers begin play at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. Following the scramble tournament, golfers will enjoy an awards reception. Registration is $1,200 per foursome. Individual players also are welcome with a $300 registration. The first $50,000 raised will be matched by a grant from the Al & Nancy Burnett Charitable Foundation.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from a $25,000 presenting sponsor to a $2,500 silver sponsorship.  Silver sponsor benefits include recognition at the tournament, a foursome at the tournament and one hole sign on the course.

Event sponsors include: GrayRobinson, P.A. Attorneys at Law, SunTrust Private Wealth Management, Mercedes-Benz of Orlando, CFE Federal Credit Union, Moore, Ellrich & Neal, P.A. Certified Public Accountants, the University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc., and the Al & Nancy Burnett Charitable Foundation.

To sign up for the tournament or get more information, please visit http://med.ucf.edu/burnett-classic/

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