Oliphant Golf Scramble May 10

Northwestern_State_University_of_LouisianaNATCHITOCHES – The 6th Annual James L. Oliphant Memorial Golf Scramble is set for Saturday, May 10, at the Northwestern State University Recreation Complex and Demon Hills Golf Course.  Proceeds benefit the NSU Athletic Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The shotgun start will begin at 8 a.m., and will include a 4-person scramble, followed by an awards reception and luncheon. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams. Featured events will include longest drive and closest to the hole contests. Registration is for individuals and 0 per four-man team.

Participants can register at the golf course or request registration information via email from event organizer Nicole Gray at nsgray@sbcglobal.net or call Odell Oliphant at (318) 228-4431. Sponsorships are available and donations appreciated. Checks should be made payable to the James L. Oliphant Memorial Scholarship and can be mailed to 1241 Highway 504, Natchitoches, LA 71457.

The James L. Oliphant Endowed NSU Football Scholarship was established on Oct. 25, 2008, in memory of the beloved high school teacher and coach, who passed away on Oct. 19, 1988, at the age of 33 from complications of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. “Jimmy” was a student scholar and all-star athlete at Natchitoches Central High School, as well as a model student and leader while attending Northwestern State University, where he sought to serve humanity both socially and intellectually. He was a charter member of the Theta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. After receiving a B.S. degree in physical education from Northwestern in 1977, he taught in the Natchitoches Parish school system until his retirement in 1987. For more information, please call Hall Adams at (318) 357-6300 at the Northwestern Hill Golf Course or Nicole Gray at (972) 897-5357.