Golden Eagles Conclude Successful Tee It Up for Hoops Event
June 12, 2013
MILWAUKEE - It was a beautiful, sunny day on the course for Marquette University women's basketball team and the annual Tee It Up for Hoops golf outing, held on Tuesday at The Legend at Bristlecone in Hartland, Wis.
Thanks to contributions by many Milwaukee-area businesses and individual donors, this year's outing raised $40,000 for the women's basketball program. The money raised from this year's event will go directly to funding an international trip for the squad in the summer of 2014.
"We are really happy to be here, it is a beautiful day and a great event to support Marquette women's basketball," former player Missy (Byrne) Murray (1986-87) said.
"This is the third year in-a-row that I have participated and it is great to play with my former teammates," Patty Baker (1985-88) said. "I have known all of these girls since I was about 15 and it is a great chance to get together with them. It is a great fundraiser and we had a great time"
Mary Ellen Markowski and women's basketball executive assistant Erin Wright served as the executive committee for the outing, which included an 8 a.m. shot-gun start and featured a par-3 challenge along with longest and shortest drive contests at various holes. Current players and members of the staff were featured throughout the course.
"This is the first time I have played in this event and the people are so nice, the course is gorgeous, the promotions for each hole are great. It has been a fantastic day," said Anne Zizzo, a Marquette University graduate, current Marquette University Board of Trustee member, and Chair of Marquette's Advancement Committee of the Board.
After the 18 holes were complete, participants feasted on a buffet lunch and enjoyed a live auction by the voice of Marquette basketball, Steve "The Homer" True.
"It was nice to get to meet the student-athletes and great that they took the time to meet and talk with all of the people who came today to support them," added Lisa Ehlke of Zizzo Group Marketing + Public Relations + New Media.
Next year's Tee It Up for Hoops golf outing is set for June 10, 2014 at The Legend at Bristlecone. For more information about how to get involved with Tee It Up for Hoops, please the women's basketball office at 414-288-5784.