June 29, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming's Cowboy Joe Club announced Tuesday that the 2010 Cowboy Joe Golf Series, presented by Your Wyoming Ford Stores, netted $211,982 towards student-athlete support. This was an increase of nearly $25,000 from the 2009 series. More than 1,500 players and over 300 sponsors helped make the 2010 Cowboy Joe Golf Series the most profitable in its 15-year history.
"The Golf Series is a huge undertaking for our staff and our volunteers," Associate Athletics Director Josh Rebholz said. "But their hard work paid off this year, and that is a tribute to their effort. The Golf Series is a great fundraiser, but it is an even better public-relations activity for Wyoming Athletics. We couldn't be happier with the success."
For 2010, Ford Motor Company and Wyoming Ford Stores stepped up to become the title sponsor of the entire series. They will provide $1,000 cash and a trip for four to Las Vegas for the Golf Series Champions that will be crowned on Sept. 3. Countless other businesses around the region also sponsored their local events.
The 2010 Cowboy Joe Golf Series, overseen by Jeff Pivic of the Cowboy Joe Club, included 18 charity golf tournaments in Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. The series will conclude with a Golf Series Championship, to be played Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Jacoby Golf Course in Laramie. The following day, Saturday, Sept. 4, the Wyoming Cowboy Football team will kick off its 2010 season versus Southern Utah in War Memorial Stadium in a game set for 7 p.m.