SHU to Host 22nd Annual Pioneer Open

News Story: May 1, 2011
Sacred Heart University’s 22nd Annual Pioneer Open Golf Tournament will take place on Tuesday, May 31st at The Patterson Country Club in Fairfield, Conn. The event will be hosted by Event Co-chairs Larry Foley and Jim Morley, both of whom serve on the SHU Board of Trustees.
The Pioneer Open raises valuable scholarship funds for deserving SHU students. In the tournament’s history, more than $800,000 in direct scholarship assistance have been raised, which helps provide financial assistance to the majority of Sacred Heart University students. Nearly 90% of SHU students receive some form of financial assistance. Without it, college may not be a reality for many of them.
Additionally the University has a Discovery Scholar Grants Program, also known as the Fairfield County Tuition-Free Plan for low income students. Full-time undergraduate students with a family income below $50,000, who are admitted from Fairfield County high schools, are provided a tuition-free education.
The tournament will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m., at which time the driving range and putting greens will be open. The day begins with a shotgun start at noon. The Pioneer Open will conclude with a dinner, silent auction and awards presentation at 5:30 p.m.
One-hundred percent of the net proceeds from the tournament directly support the University’s Scholarship Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
For sponsorship information or to make a donation, please contact Greg Bastek at 203-365-4861 or via e-mail at