Students' golf fundraiser aimed at bolstering outreach efforts in Sierra Leone

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is hosting a golf tournament on April 13, at Toftrees Golf Club.

Golfers can check in beginning at 11 a.m. and tee-off is at noon.

Registration is $125 for an individual or $400 for a team of four. Students get a $75 discount on the individual rate.

Corporate sponsorships also are available at the following levels: featured, $1,000, includes registration for a team of four, company name on a T-shirt and sign on a tee box; platinum, $500, includes company name on a T-shirt and sign on a tee box; gold, $250, includes company name on a T-shirt; and silver, $100, includes sign on a tee box. Dinner is included with all sponsorship levels.

EWB is a non-profit humanitarian organization that partners with developing communities worldwide to improve their quality of life through the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering leadership skills, technical ability and a global outlook in students of any major.

Jill Morris, EWB president and senior in environmental systems engineering, explained, "This is our second tournament and it’s our biggest fundraiser."

Fundraising chair and engineering undergraduate student Lily Gordon added, "Proceeds will be used to help the Penn State chapter work to improve and maintain the latrine and instill a water purification system in the community of Baoma, Sierra Leone."

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