Bellin College Golf Classic canceled due to pandemic
The 20th annual Bellin College Golf Classic set for June 22, 2020, at Oneida Golf & Country Club was another side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The golf committee made the difficult decision to cancel the event because of the current safer at home order and not being able to ensure a top-notch golf outing for participants.
“While we are disappointed that we will not be able to hold the 20th annual Bellin College Golf Classic, it is the right choice to make,” said Thomas Shefchik, Vice President of Advancement for the college. “As a college preparing future healthcare professionals we need to set the example and ensure we are doing our part to keep our event attendees and in turn our community safe.”
The annual event is a main fundraiser for the college. Each year, a different area of need is identified as a need for funding. This year the event was set to raise money towards the purchase of an array of educational models to be used by all Bellin College students in anatomy and physiology courses.
“Many of the attendees have participated in this event year after year and they understand the important role the funds raised have on the quality of the education we provide at Bellin College,” Shefchik said. “Even though the event is canceled for 2020, many of the attendees have decided to make a gift of their event fees and sponsorships because of their dedication to our students. We are extremely thankful for their support.”