(Courtesy of Lake Superior State Athletics)SAULT STE. MARIE ?? Lake Superior State??s final push to promote the Laker Hockey Challenge Fund includes a Hockey Alumni Reception on Monday, Sept. 9, and Hockey Alumni Golf Outing on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Lake Orion, Mich. The reception and dinner on Sept. 9 begins at 8 p.m. at Kings Court Castle. The golf outing begins at 10 a.m. at Indianwood Golf and Country Club. Costs for the golf outing are $100 for Laker Hockey alumni and $125 for friends of Laker Hockey. Access to the prestigious Indianwood course was provided by former Laker Keith Aldridge ??96. Laker Hockey previously hosted a benefit golf outing at Indianwood in 2006 for the family of the late Tim Breslin. Indianwood has a proud history in which four major championships have been played on the ??Old?? course -- the 1930 Western Open won by Gene Sarazen, the 1989 Women??s U.S. Open won by Betsy King, the 1994 Women??s U.S. Open won by Patty Sheehan and the 2012 U.S. Senior Open won by Roger Chapman. Through a partnership with a generous donor, any amount donated to the Laker Hockey Challenge Fund between Dec. 1, 2011, and Nov. 8, 2013, will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000. ??We just want to get the guys together for a nice event and try to increase awareness of the Challenge Fund,?? LSSU hockey coach Jim Roque said. ??It??s something we??d like to do every year, but it??s tough to do in the Sault. There are so many alumni in the Toronto area and Detroit. This is more centrally located.?? According to Roque, Laker Hockey has reached approximately 25 percent of its Challenge Fund goal. With the help of the LSSU Foundation, the program wants to make a final push and reach the $250,000 goal by the deadline, which is the Lakers?? Western Collegiate Hockey Association opener against Alaska. Register online via www.lssu.edu/foundation or by calling LSSU assistant coach Doug Laprade (906-635-2605).
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