CONTACT: JANA EGELAND
Assistant Director of Development
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Kris Rogers Memorial Golf Classic Tees Off for Fourth Year
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Fourth Annual Kris Rogers Memorial Golf Classic
to support women's athletics and cancer research will be Sunday, June 28
in Iowa City.
Tee-off for the two-person best-shot tournament will start at 7:30 a.m.
at the Finkbine Golf Course. Registration cost is $60 per person, which
includes greens fees, a cart, prizes and a cook-out. Proceeds from the
tournament will go to the University of Iowa Foundation to support the
Kris Rogers Memorial Athletics Scholarship Fund and the Kris Rogers Memorial
The two athletes receiving a partial scholarship from the Rogers Scholarship
Fund in 1998-99 will be Tammy Utley, a junior from Fort Dodge who plays
on the Iowa women's softball team, and Cedar Falls freshman Randi Peterson,
a member of the Iowa women's basketball team.
Kris Rogers was a Regina High School athlete in Iowa City before enrolling
at the UI, where she excelled in softball and basketball from 1976 to 1982.
Her other credits included playing on the Big Ten Conference All-Star
Softball Team in 1978 and being an alternate for the first Pan American
Games. She also was inducted into the Iowa Softball Hall of Fame in 1992.
Rogers, who became a Cedar Rapids businesswoman after graduating from
the UI in 1983, died of cancer in 1994 at the age of 36. Contributions
made in her memory by family, friends and the UI Women's Athletics department
helped create the permanent scholarship at the UI Foundation. The Rogers
family of Iowa City helped coordinate the golf tournament.
To register for the golf event, call Dorothy Rogers at 319-338-4371
or write to her at 1169 Hotz Ave., Iowa City, Iowa, 52245-3319. Deadline
to enter is June 12.
To support the Kris Rogers Athletic Scholarship Fund, or the Rogers
Cancer Fund, contact Jana Egeland, assistant director of development for
women's intercollegiate athletics at the UI Foundation, 319-335-3305.
The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel of private support
for all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation staff members work
with the university's administration, colleges and departments to set fund-raising
priorities, expand the base of contributors, provide stewardship to multiply
funds already raised, and conduct a variety of activities and fund-raising
campaigns that advance the UI's institutional goals.