May 10, 2020 2:00 AM

1-on-1 with MWSU Senior Assoc. Athletic Director Brett Esely

Posted May 10, 2020 2:00 AM

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Dave Riggert had a chance to talk with Missouri Western Senior Associate Athletic Director Brett Esely as they discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Griffon athletic department, what the future may look like when competition starts up again and preparing for the Kansas City Chiefs training camp this summer.

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May 10, 2020 2:00 AM
Missouri Western Charity Golf Classic rescheduled for August

ST. JOSEPH - One of the favorite local events of the year and the single biggest fundraiser for the Missouri Western athletics department has been rescheduled due to the pandemic as the 18th Annual MWSU/YWCA Charity Golf Classic is set for August 15 and 24th.

CHARITY DINNER PARTY/AUCTION HOSTED BY ST. JO FRONTIER - SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

The event begins Saturday, Aug. 15 from 6 - 10 p.m. with the annual Charity Social Dinner Party and Auction being held in the newly renovated banquet room and sports bar area of the St. Jo Frontier Casino. Several activities highlight the evening including dinner, beverages, games, a raffle drawing and live entertainment. The evening also includes a one-of-a-kind list of silent and live auction items of sports memorabilia, game day experiences, pub décor. New this year, mobile bidding will be available on most items, so place bids wherever you are!! Each participant/sponsor in the tournament receives two tickets to the party. For persons not playing in the tournament, tickets are available for $25 at the door the night of the event.

CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC AT ST. JOSEPH COUNTRY CLUB - AUGUST 24

Golf action gets underway on Monday, Aug. 24 with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start at St. Joseph Country Club. Each player receives a great tee gift, a VanZinos BBQ lunch, beverages and a Griffon Nike Dry Fit Polo Shirt. Over $3,000 in prizes will be up for grabs including a contest on every hole and six hole-in-one contests presented by Hy-Vee.

HOLE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

For those unable to play but would like to contribute the event, hole and other on course sponsorships are available and include signage at the hole, an opportunity to promote a business or conduct a promotion on the tee and two tickets to the Charity Dinner Party & Auction. See the attached brochure for more details.

Proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA Shelter for abused women & children and MWSU student-athletes.

We thank our current major sponsors for their continued support of the event!

Platinum sponsors include: Chiefs Radio Network, Ellison-Auxier Architects, Nestle Purina Pet Care, St. Jo Frontier Casino.

Gold sponsors include: BSN Sports, Pepsi Beverage Company, O'Malley Beverage, Suddenlink by Altice & Yellow Frog Graphics.

A limited number of spots remain to play in the golf tournament. To secure your spot or to purchase tickets for the Charity Dinner Party, contact Brett Esely at 816-271-5904 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Should the situation exist to have to alter the schedule again, we will assess closer to the event. This is a vital endeavor for both organizations to which as they say in show business, "The Show Must Go On" in some way, shape or form.

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