SJIFT Scholarship Golf Classic: Monday, November 6th

Announcement for the 20th Annual SJIFT Scholarship Golf Classic!

Hi Fresno State Food Science Supporters!

We have to make a change in our venue due to an issue with the greens at Belmont Country Club. Unfortunately, Belmont will not be ready for our tournament, so we will be switching to a new venue  on a different date and time.

Our new venue will be one of the best golf clubs in the Fresno area, Copper River Country Club. Check out their website at  This is a private club, and we will have the course to ourselves. The new date is MONDAY NOVEMBER 6. Shotgun Start will be 11AM. They have graciously agreed to honor our pricing structure we had with Belmont, so no changes there. The typical Fresno weather on November 6th is 75F and Sunny!

Copper River is nestled against the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range on the north end of Fresno, California. It is a first class golf course and has a first class clubhouse and banquet facility.

Through this event, we have raised $143,000 over the past 19 years to use towards scholarships and other financial assistance in support of students in Food Science and related majors at California State University, Fresno. This is the major fund-raiser for the SJIFT.

Once again, we will have Roger Caldwell from Great Golf Events assist us with the tournament and to add some entertainment fun. We will have a $20,000 cash hole-in-one prize, as well as a Las Vegas Hole, putting contest before tee-off, closest to the pins, longest drive and most accurate drive contests, and the Ruiz "No-Wine-ing" hole where lousy players win a nice bottle of Fresno State wine!  

Your entry includes a box lunch, beverages on the course, two beer tickets and a great tri tip dinner and Fresno State Ice Cream after play. We will have plenty of beverages out on the course.

We have player sponsorships available at the “Scholarship”, “Semester”, “Eagle” or “Birdie” level, and we have many different levels of Non-Player Sponsorships to choose from. Sponsorships are the primary source of funds generated at this tournament.

If your company wants to be the major “Tournament Sponsor”, please call me and we can discuss the details!

Please see how to sign-up for our VIP package during online registration to buy mulligans and entry into the fund-raising holes. 

Thanks again for your past participation, and we look forward to seeing you at the Copper River Country Club on Monday, November 6th

Please also remember to bring a door prize to give out to participants during our after-dinner festivities!

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- Scott Nichols, SJIFT Golf Chair

NCIFT Office - c/o Marketing Designs, 850 Old County Road, Belmont, CA 94002   •  Phone: 650.802.0888  •  Fax: 650.802.0188  •   Email:   •  Contact: Imelda Vasquez