The Augusta State University women’s golf team was presented a $5,500 check from the Women’s Golf Committee of ASU’s annual Alumni and Friends Lauderdale Golf Tournament. The gift was presented at a reception on May 24 at the Maxwell Alumni House.
Rhonda Graybeal, chair of the ASU Women’s Golf Committee, said the donation not only supports ASU’s NCAA Division I women’s golf team, but is a way to show their appreciation for women’s sports.
ASU head women’s golf coach Kory Thompson expressed her gratitude for having the financial support of the community and said the donation will be used for the team’s athletic equipment and travel expenses.
This year’s donation almost doubled the committee’s previous gift of $3,000, and Thompson says this is a great sign of how the community is banding together to support women’s sports.
“We are so grateful to have the support of the Women’s Golf Committee as well as from other members of our community,” Thompson said. “I know that we are all proud of the team, and this funding will be a great help to all of our future endeavors.”
Clint Bryant, athletics director, joined Thompson in showing his appreciation to the Women’s Golf Committee. “ASU is very appreciative of the continued support for our athletes, and this presentation is another example of how our community appreciates the hard work of both genders when it comes to sports.”