Pfeiffer announces 2024 Keith Crisco Memorial Golf Tournament

The university’s annual fundraising event began in 2015

MISENHEIMER — An annual golf tournament fundraiser in support of Pfeiffer University’s athletics department and Falcon Club is returning soon.

Pfeiffer Athletics recently announced that this year’s Keith Crisco Memorial Golf Tournament is set for May 20 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tillery Tradition Country Club, located at 214 Tradition Drive in Mt. Gilead.

The event honors Keith Crisco, who was a textile executive and former state official, as well as a long-time volunteer non-profit board member and trustee at Pfeiffer. After Crisco tragically passed away in 2014 following an accident at his home, an inaugural memorial tournament in his name began the following year.

Funds raised by the tournament each year go towards equipment, new uniforms, travel expenses, and other athletic needs.

“Come out and experience a beautiful course while supporting Pfeiffer’s Falcon Club,” the university’s Office of Advancement said in an event advertisement. “There are many opportunities to support Pfeiffer through sponsorships. You are sure to have a great time with friends and athletics staff. Pfeiffer Athletics offers diverse NCAA DIII championship level competition to more than 350 student-athletes participating on 19 men’s and women’s sport teams.”

Attendees must register by May 12 in order to participate in the event; entrance prices are $300 for a single golfer and $1,200 for a foursome. In order to register online, those interested can access or contact the university at 704-463-3068.

Tournament play includes green fees, cart, lunch and dinner, two mulligans, and one raffle ticket. After the gold action, the event concludes with dinner and an awards presentation inside the course’s country club building.

“You or your business can also support Pfeiffer Athletics by sponsoring the tournament,” the university’s advertisement continued. “All tournament sponsors are recognized with signage, so your commitment and logo are needed by May 1st. Some sponsorships include a foursome benefit that reduces the tax-deductibility of your contribution.”

As far as event sponsorship, the tournament offers a hole sponsor for $250, a driving range sponsor for $500, a scoreboard sponsor for $500, a beverage cart sponsor for $500, a Falcon sponsor for $1,400, a contest sponsor for $2,000, and a title sponsor for $5,000. The contest sponsor includes one team (four players) and the title sponsor includes two teams (eight players).