SHU to Host 20th Annual Pioneer Open

News Story: May 1, 2009

Sacred Heart University’s 20th Annual Pioneer Open Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, June 8th at Rockrimmon Country Club in Stamford, Conn.  The event will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon.  The day will close with a dinner, silent auction and awards presentation at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s honorary chair is actor and Sacred Heart University alumnus John Ratzenberger of Cheers and Pixar fame. Event Co-chairs are SHU Trustees Larry Foley and Jim Morley. LPGA guest professionals Nicole Hage and Candy Hannemann will be on hand to conduct pre-tournament short game and driving clinics in addition to on-course Beat-the-Pro and Power Drive competitions. The Pioneer Open raises valuable scholarship funds for deserving SHU students. 100% of the net proceeds from the tournament directly support the University’s Scholarship Fund. Nearly 90% of SHU students receive some form of financial assistance, without which, college may not be a reality. In the tournament’s history, more than $500,000 in direct scholarship assistance has been raised.

For information or reservations, please contact Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mary Young at 203-396-8086 or via email at