This Saturday, April 21st, 2012 kicks off the Inaugural Peter Parker Shaw Golf classic out at Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs, FL. Below is a letter from the president of the foundation describing how the program came to life.
In May of 2010, we lost our dear friend, teammate, brother, father, and husband, Peter Parker Shaw to cancer. In true Pete Shaw fashion, he gave the fight of his life but in the end, there were bigger plans. Rugby and education played an immeasurable role in my father’s life. He had a true passion for both. My family and I have started the Peter Parker Shaw Scholarship, Inc. to carry on this passion. The mission of the foundation is to raise money for college rugby players who exemplify character, leadership, and scholarship.
The Peter Parker Shaw Scholarship Inc. will hold its first fundraising event in a couple months. The 1st Annual Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, April 21, 2012. The tournament will take place at the prestigious Crescent Oaks Golf Course in Tarpon Springs, Florida. We are proud to announce that money raised from this tournament will fund a scholarship for a deserving University of South Florida rugby player. This scholarship will provide the recipient with financial support
and will be distributed through the USF’s financial aid office. This scholarship will also be a part of a larger initiative to build the USF Rugby Team by providing scholarship monies to players in need.
We encourage you to register to play in the tournament. We have a great day planned and know it will be a fantastic way to honor a man that brought so many of us a good time. Indeed, there will be no shortage of fun—something Pete knew a little bit about. If you are unable to attend the actual event, we ask that you consider being a sponsor. You can sponsor the event in a number of ways:
1. Provide a monetary donation (see attached brochure for levels of sponsorship).
2. Provide team prizes.
3. Donate auction or raffle items.
4. Donate gift bag items or gift certificates.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please call Amber Bayuk at (404) 933-3095 or e-mail at email@example.com if you have any suggestions or questions.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to a successful and exciting year and golf tournament.
***A little background on the foundation’s logo that was the vision of Aaron Shaw (Pete’s son). My dad
was very proud of his Scottish heritage. Accordingly, the sword is taken from the Shaw family crest. The
photo in the center of the sword is actually a picture of Pete on the rugby field (letting some poor soul have
it!). We felt the combination of the two truly captured Pete’s strength, courage, and pride.
The tournament details are below:
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012
- 7:00AM Registration
- 9:00AM Shotgun Start
Where: Crescent Oaks Golf Course
3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Max Entries: 72 Golfers
Format: 4 Person Scramble
- 1st Place Team
- Putting Contest
- Longest Drive
- Closest to the Pin
- Raffle Drawing
Cost: Price per golfer $75
- Post Tournament Awards
- Prizes Galore
- Everyone leaves with a golfer’s bag with gifts, discounts and treats
To Signup, contact Amber Bayuk at (404) 933-3095 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org