CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 8, 2017)—Tee it up ’Canes! The 2nd Annual Norman C. Parsons, Jr. Intramural Golf Tournament is back and open to members and non-members of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. The tournament, a two-person scramble, begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the DWR Student Employee Leadership Fund.
The tournament honors the lasting impact Norm Parsons, the first executive director for the Department of Wellness and Recreation, had on the Herbert Wellness Center. For 43 years, Parsons served the University of Miami and the Division of Student Affairs with dedication, distinction, and a commitment to the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
“Norm was a loyal supporter for all of our students,” said Tom Soria, associate director of recreational sports at the Herbert Wellness Center. “As the largest student employer on campus, we emphasize teaching our student employees useful and transferable skills. With this fund, we are able to support their personal and professional leadership.”
The entry fee—$40 for UM students and $75 for all others—includes a cart, green fees, range balls, a boxed lunch, and a goodie bag. Top teams are awarded gift cards to the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club Pro Shop. Prizes, including an autographed Miami Marlins baseball, autographed Florida Panthers photograph, autographed Miami Heat photograph, Publix gift card, and UM Athletics apparel, are also awarded to the winners of skills challenges, including longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt.
For more information or to register for the tournament by the March 24 deadline, click here.