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CSU women’s soccer is holding a virtual golf outing fundraiser that runs until Oct. 18.

CSU women’s soccer holds fundraiser

The women’s soccer team gets interactive by hosting a virtual golf outing fundraiser.

Cleveland State University’s women’s soccer team is holding a virtual golf outing fundraiser to make up for the golf outing that was cancelled this past summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is a two person scramble that will allow participants to play a round of 18 holes at any golf course they choose. Traditional scramble format rules will be used to determine scores that the golfers will then post on the 18 Birdies app. The 18 Birdies app will track the scores of all the participants in the scramble. The event is open until Oct. 18 and it's possible to join in here.

Brandon Longmeier, the assistant athletic director for the Vikings Fund, organized the event virtually to give everyone the safest experience. 

“For safety reasons, we felt it was best to not have the in-person event this year,” Longmeier said.  “This was an alternative to still drive dollars to the sport program and engage our alumnae, friends, and family in a purposeful way.” 

Longmeier worked with Dallas Boyer to help get the event out to the public and build buzz. Boyer, the head coach of CSU’s women’s soccer team, said he wanted his team to attempt to get back to normal. 

“We felt the time was perfect because with the seasons changing right now, every golfer is going to try to get in that last round or two before needing to put the clubs away for the winter,” Boyer said. “In combination with the fact that right now golfing is one of the few things that people can do safely.” 

A “State of the Women’s Soccer Program” Zoom call was held by Boyer on Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Everyone who registered and submitted a score was invited to attend the call and received a $10 gift card to Topgolf.