WATAC Golf-A-Thon Expects to Reach the $100,000 Mark on October 18

John Rosenthall ‘70

The Washington Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter (WATAC) 8th Annual Golf-A-Thon is Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS. This event raises funds for the Tougaloo College general scholarship fund. Since 2011, this event has generated over $93,000 for the College. WATAC manages the Golf-A-Thon and the Tougaloo Community Chapter serves as host. All chapters are invited to participate in the Golf-A-Thon by entering one or more golfers to play as many holes as possible on the 18th. All funds that participating chapters raise are sent to the chapters, with the exception of the WATAC fee required to manage the event.

How does the event work?

Each golfer determines its fundraising goal based on the number of golfers the chapter enters into the event. Each golfer sets a goal to raise at least $1,000 from supporters through pledges and donations. Each supporter is asked to make a flat donation at watacgolf-a-thon.com or pledge a certain sum for each hole the selected golfer plays ($1, $2, $3, $4, etc. for example). Following the event, the golfer reports the number of holes played and asks his/her supporters to visit watacgolf-a-thon.com to pay their pledge. Funds are collected until October 31, 2018 unless the collection date is extended upon the request of one or more chapters. Funds are distributed to the chapters. Chapters receive all funds raised by their golfers







James McQuirter ’64 

(l – r)John Rosenthall ‘70, Domonique Starling,
& Anthony Howard

minus WATAC management fees which are also given to the College from WATAC.

Participating golfers who are unable to play in Raymond, MS on October 18 may play elsewhere on or about October 18 and report their results to Trussell Lewis (etlassoc@aol.com) or John Rosenthall (jrosenthall@msn.com) so their results can be communicated to the participating chapters. Chapters that do not have a golfer in their chapter to participate may still register by asking a participating golfer (e.g. John Rosenthall) to play for them as well. In this arrangement, the chapter will ask supporters to make a flat donation or pledge a certain sum for each hole the selected participating golfer plays. The participating golfer will be shown as Chapter Golfer to make it clear who the golfer represents. For example, if the Greater NY Chapter didn’t have a golfer in its chapter and selected John Rosenthall to be their participating golfer, he would be known as “Greater NY Golfer,”

This golf-a-thon is an easy way for TCNAA and chapters to raise funds for the Tougaloo College general scholarship. Please see the attached brochure. I encourage you to participate in this event.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact golf-a-thon chair, John Rosenthall at jrosenthall@msn.com or call 703-624-2257. Your participation is vital to the success of the golf-a-thon! Remember the funds collected are contributed to Tougaloo’s general scholarship fund.