SUNY New Paltz Golf Tournament raises money for students affected by Super Storm Sandy

NEW PALTZ – The State University of New York at New Paltz is pleased to report nearly $40,000 was raised at the Doug Sheppard Classic Scholarship Golf Tournament. Proceeds will benefit New Paltz students who were affected by Super Storm Sandy and other students experiencing sudden financial hardship who are in need of financial aid assistance to continue their studies at the College.

It was the 15th year for the memorial tournament which is named in memory of Doug Sheppard, the long-time SUNY New Paltz professor, administrator, and coach. “Shep” was not only the golf coach for 32 years, but he was also a participant and fixture at local courses and tournaments in the area.

More than 120 participants put their golf clubs to good use taking part in 18 holes of golf at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, N.Y. The day’s festivities also included contests and prizes, a banquet dinner, and an awards ceremony.

The event, held on Monday, June 17, 2013, was sponsored by Campus Auxiliary Services, Sodexo, NEEBO, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Standard Commercial Interiors, Wilmorite, and M&T Bank.