Students Raise Awareness for United Way through Miniature Golf Tournament

| November 20, 2008

Sweet Briar’s Fundamentals of Business Management Lab hosted a We Putt United Miniature Golf Tournament on Nov. 13 to raise awareness for the United Way of Central Virginia.

Sweet Briar faculty and staff were invited to participate by playing in teams or individually or by designing a hole for the course. The course included buildings on the Upper Quad.

John Jaffe sizes up his putt during the Business Management Lab’s miniature golf tournament, which raised awareness on campus for the United Way

Because the event was intended as an educational experience for the business lab students and to raise awareness for the United Way, no entry fee was required. Players were allowed to take a stroke off their score at each hole if they could answer a question about United Way and its partner community organizations.

The student organizers also raised $64 for Sweet Briar’s United Way campaign by selling “mulligans” – or do overs– for $1 each.

The holes were designed by teams from admissions, the business department, development, Cochran Library and the president’s office. Refreshments were provided by dining services and catering.

Donated prizes were given out in the following categories:



Best Team Score
Admissions (four bottles of wine from Anna Moore in the classics department)

Best Individual Score
Ken Huus, director of admissions (silver-plated wine holder from the president’s office)

Best-dressed Golfer
John Jaffe, libraries director (silver-plated wine holder from the president’s office)

Best Hole Design
Development (four messenger bags from Cochran Library and four wooden pens from assistant professor of business Tom Loftus and his family)

Worst Team Score
Business team (four Christmas CDs from the president’s office)

Worst Individual Score
Suzanne Calvert, assistant professor of business (CD from the president’s office)

Students in SBC’s management lab put on several events each semester. The students run each event as if it was a business, assigning roles to students such as planner, marketing officer and accountant.

Michelle Anderson ’11 and Stacey Kerr ’12 organized the miniature golf tournament with help from Paige Kaylor ’10, Alysha Wiegand ’09, Pia Cho ’09, Molly Johns ’12, Anuja KC ’12, Carly McHale ’12, Alysha Norbury ’10, Colby Stinnette ’12 and Clarkie Woods ’12.

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