Thomas Jones (BSIS ‘09 ), an alumnus of the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Executive Vice President of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association of North Carolina (AFCEA-NC), is responsible for organizing a charity event called the 3Day4Science Scholarship Golf Tournament to be held this month to benefit K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers of North Carolina.
“Since 2008 we have awarded more than $250,000 for scholarships to science, technology, engineering and math students and to teachers for teaching tools in the state,” said Jones. “We hope that with a little promotion and some sponsors, that we can continue this trajectory.”
Registration can be done individually or as a team online at afcea-nc.org. To participate, golfers must pay a $125 registration fee which covers one round of golf, a box lunch, a $5 gift certificate to the Pro Shop, and dinner featuring traditional pulled Carolina pork barbeque, southern fried buttermilk chicken, hushpuppies, country style green beans with bacon, coleslaw, potato salad and homemade banana pudding. Participants can also pay to participate in a putting contest to improve their chances in the tournament. Jones says the putting contest is a fun way to give us average weekend golfers the feel of an actual PGA event.
There are several dignitaries participating in the fundraiser.
"It is with great distinction and gratitude to announce that former State of North Carolina Chief Information Officer, Jerry Fralick, will be participating in our 3Day4Science event!" said Jones.
According to the program Web site, “STEM education and related industries are a major backbone of Research Triangle Park and the state of North Carolina; your participation will further cement STEM as part of the diverse identity of this state.”
The tournament will take place April 22, 2013. To register, visit http://afcea-nc.org .
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