Las Vegas, Nev. (March 13, 2016)–What a great opportunity that takes place on April 11 in Las Vegas. You can both support one of the top programs at UNLV and play the host course for UNLV’s PGA TOUR event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The event benefits three scholarship endowments for the UNLV Professional Golf Management (PGM) program, a highly-respected program on the UNLV campus and also nationally. Click now to view all details about how to play or donate to the UNLV PGM program, which is a part of the PGA of America or email the director, Chris Cain, –By Brian Hurlburt.

UNLV PGM Program

“Since 2002, the PGM program has been educating students in the Art, Science, and Business of the game of golf by offering a concentration in PGA education within the UNLV Hotel College hospitality management major,” writes Director, Chris Cain, PGA of America. “The combination of these two rigorous academic programs with the requirement of 16 months of hands on internship experience and completion of the PGA’s playing ability test produces a professionally prepared and passionate graduate who aspires excellence in the golf and hospitality industry.

“Our students benefit from financial assistance programs like scholarships received during their studies in the PGM program. Scholarship funding is critical to some of our students who need these funds to continue with their education. The Matthew S. Anderson Scholarship Endowment Fundraising Event will benefit all three scholarship endowments directed toward students in the PGM program. Supporters of our event on Monday, April 11 will be able to choose which endowment they wish their proceeds to be directed. Choices include the Matthew S. Anderson Memorial PGM Scholarship Endowment, the SusanAnn Sky Holmes Scholarship Endowment, and the Southwest Section PGA of America Scholarship Endowment.”

Individuals can play for $250 or teams of four are $100 and the fifth will be a UNLV PGM student or alum. Sponsorships are also available. Cain reports that the total amount of the endowments are approaching $200,000.

“The Matthew S. Anderson Scholarship did more than help me financially, but made me committed to growing Junior Golf,” says Zachary Fahmie, 2015 graduate who now is an assistant professional at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, home of the 2016 BMW Championship. “I am grateful everyday for what Matthew and the Anderson Family stand for and to be a small part in the effort.”

The annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is to be played in the first week of November in 2016, and annuall features some of the top players in the world. Players who play in the UNLV PGA event will walk along the same fairways as the likes of Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, Ryan Moore, Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and many others.

Once again, this is a great opportunity to support a wonderful cause in addition to playing one of the best and most historic courses in Las Vegas. Please act today to help this worthy cause. Click now to reserve your UNLV PGM tournament spot or team.