Teeing Up for Excellence: The 16th Annual DC Aggie Golf Classic

January 16, 2024 by James Butler
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A golfing participant of the "DC Aggie Golf Classic" concentrating on lining up a golf putt.

In the spirit of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and philanthropy, the DC Aggie Athletic Foundation proudly presents the 16th Annual DC Aggie Golf Classic. What started as a modest fundraising event in 2008 has blossomed into a celebrated tradition, bringing together golf enthusiasts and supporters of North Carolina A&T State University's athletic programs. This year's classic promises an exciting day of golf, networking, and giving back to the Aggie community.

North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT) has once again affirmed its position as a trailblazer in higher education by being recognized as the number one public historically black university in the nation. NCAT stands as the largest Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the United States. Not only does it hold this esteemed title, but NCAT is also a doctoral, high-research activity, land-grant institution—the only HBCU in North Carolina to boast all these designations.

NCAT's excellence extends beyond the classroom, as evidenced by its remarkable athletic achievements. All North Carolina A&T sports teams and student-athletes transitioned to compete in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) as of July 1, 2022—except for football and bowling. This strategic move aligns with the university's dedication to fostering a competitive and inclusive athletic program.

A significant milestone in NCAT's athletic journey occurred in July 2023, when the university joined the CAA Conference in football. This move represents a bold step toward becoming the first HBCU to be a part of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). NCAT's football program, with its rich history and tradition, now competes on a larger stage, contributing to the university's mission of breaking barriers and setting new standards.

     

A Legacy of Giving: 

The inaugural DC Aggie Golf Classic, held on June 23, 2008, marked the genesis of a significant fundraising initiative for the DC Aggie Athletic Foundation. As the athletic booster organization for North Carolina A&T State University, the foundation's sole objective is to raise funds exclusively for Aggie Athletics. Over the years, the classic has become a vital source of support, directly benefiting Aggie student-athletes through initiatives such as academic counseling, proactive monitoring, study skills development, tutoring programs, career counseling services, and scholarships.

Event Details: 

The 16th Annual Dr. James R. Lanier DC Aggie Golf Classic will be held on June 21, 2024 at the Oak Creek Golf Club, 600 Bowieville Manor Ln., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Oak Creek’s semi-private, championship course is an 18-hole, par-71 classic layout measuring 7,000 yards. Players enjoy great course conditions throughout the year with lush tree-lined fairways and “the best greens in Prince Georges County”.

Format: 

The classic will be a four-person scramble, creating an engaging and inclusive environment for golfers of all levels of expertise. Participants can expect a day filled with friendly competition, camaraderie, and opportunities to showcase their golfing prowess.

Not a golfer?... No problem. You can still enjoy the DC Aggie Golf Classic by participating in non-golfer activities. While golfers are having fun on the golf course, non-golfers will relax and win prizes playing board games and cards inside the Clubhouse. Non-Golfers activities will start at 10:15 am and golfers and non-golfers will share a Buffet Lunch together at 2:00 pm.

The DC Aggie Golf Classic goes beyond the greens, offering a range of exciting opportunities for participants. Trophies will be awarded to the winning team members, adding a competitive edge to the event. Additionally, golfers can vie for hole prizes, including honors for the longest drive and closest to the pin. The day is further enriched with door prizes, ensuring that every participant has a chance to walk away with a memento from this memorable event.

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Registration and Fees: 

Individuals and foursomes alike are invited to register for this exceptional event. The registration fee is $175 per individual or $700 per foursome, inclusive of a full round of golf and a catered lunch. This fee not only covers a day of golfing enjoyment but also contributes directly to the enhancement of Aggie Athletics and the continued support of student-athletes.The registration fee for non-golfers is $50 which also includes a catered lunch.

Registration for golfers is 7:30am and Tee Time is 8:00am. Registration for non-golfers is 9:30am and activities start at 10:15am.

Join Us for a Day of Delightful Golf: 

As the DC Aggie Golf Classic enters its 16th year, we invite you to join us for another delightful day of golf at the picturesque Oak Creek Golf Club. Your participation and support contribute to the legacy of excellence and opportunity that defines North Carolina A&T State University and its commitment to fostering the holistic development of student-athletes. Tee up for a day of golf, camaraderie, and philanthropy at the 16th Annual DC Aggie Golf Classic where every swing supports the future success of Aggie Athletics.