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Insurance and Risk Management Program to host Octoberfest Golf Outing

September 4, 2009

Indiana State University's Insurance and Risk Management program will host the 12th annual Octoberfest Golf Outing Sept. 17 at the Country Club of Terre Haute.

During previous years, more than 100 industry executives in the field of insurance and financial services have supported the event.

Rebecca Shorter, one of the event's organizers and the director of career development for the ISU Gongaware Center, said the event is about more than golf. It presents an opportunity for scholarship recipients within the Insurance and Risk Management program to network with executives they might not otherwise have an opportunity to meet.

This outing, which benefits the Insurance Risk Management program and the Gamma Iota Sigma fraternity, is traditionally the largest fundraiser for the ISU College of Business. The more than $27,000 raised last year enabled students to prepare for national industry exams, travel on corporate tours, and attend local and regional at industry events locally and regionally.

Registration and range time begins at 10 a.m. followed by lunch and announcements. Golfing begins at 12 p.m. with dinner and awards after all teams have finished playing.

Individual registration is $225 and includes green fees, cart rental, lunch, dinner, beverages and hole contests. Foursomes may register for $750. Registration for corporate foursomes with hole sponsorship is $850. Prizes include iPods, Wii gaming consoles and hotel stays. There is a hole-in-one contest with a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer as the prize for the lucky golfer.

Checks for sponsorship and registration are to be made payable to the ISU Insurance and Risk Management Program.

For more information about the golf outing, call the golf hotline at 812-237-8876 or visit

Writer: Bailee Souder, Indiana State University, media relations intern, at 812-237-3773.