Teeing off for the 26th time, the Paul R. Yoder, Sr., Golf Classic is making a big move for a special occasion.
With Eastern Mennonite University celebrating its centennial this year, the Yoder Golf Classic is moving to Thursday, Oct. 12, to help kick off a big Centennial Homecoming and Family Week. The golf outting is normally held on the Friday of Homecoming Weekend.
Registration is open to join this annual fundraiser of EMU's Royals Club, held once again at Heritage Oaks Golf Course in Harrisonburg.
The Royals Club is pleased to give this opportunity to partner with them in providing support to Eastern Mennonite athletes and coaches, helping to prepare the leaders of tomorrow in our schools, homes, communities and churches. And with more alumni, friends and family coming to Harrisonburg this year to help EMU celebrate its 100th birthday, sharing a few swings and laughs on the golf course would be a fitting way to start what will be a great weekend.
There are two rounds of golf to pick from, with shotgun starts at 8:30am and 1:30pm. A continental breakfast is available at 7:30am and lunch will be served at noon.
Special features again this year include hole-in-one prizes on all of the par 3 holes.
The cost of this fundraiser is $100 per golfer, which includes two mulligans and one power ball.
The classic is named in honor of Paul R. Yoder, Sr. He had a passion for providing support for athletes and the athletic program at EMU, and was honored with a Royal Service Award by the Loyal Royals in 2006.