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The Trinity Athletics Club set its sights on the future needs of the College, bringing together more than 100 loyal friends, supporters, and alumni who accepted invitations to play in the annual TAC Golf Classic August 15 at the Calumet Country Club in Homewood, Illinois. 

Ozinga Bros. and Providence Bank sponsored the outing, with proceeds earmarked to provide scholarships for student-athletes. This year's golf classic raised $68,000 for athletics scholarships.

 After getting rave reviews in 2004 for its superb facilities and hospitality, Calumet Country Club hosted the event for a second consecutive summer. Golfers took advantage of gorgeous weather to post low numbers in the four-person scramble. Bob Schaaf '95, Barb Schaaf '87, Jim Huisenga '74, and John Dieck '93 combined to shoot a 59 on the par-71 course, the lowest among all the groups.

"We hope this is the start of great things this year for the Trinity Athletics Club," said Jeff Raymond, who is in his second year as the College's athletics director. "We are striving to forge a new identity for TAC, but the golf outing is a staple that we want to continue. The participation and excitement that it generates can lead to more positive short-term and long-term developments for our athletics department."

Three players from the men's basketball team and all of the women's volleyball team and were on the golf course to greet the golfers as they approached the tee boxes and greens. After the final putts rattled the bottom of the cups, the golfers went inside the banquet hall of the clubhouse for an auction and light refreshments.  "This is a good reminder for alumni to remember who we are and where we come from," said Zak Thomson '01, a former Trinity soccer player whose mother, Lois, works in the College's business office. "Trinity's been my whole life. I'd do anything to support the College in any way I can." 

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