TYLER — For the second straight year, the University of Texas at Tyler 2013 Patriot Classic posted a record. Patriot Classic volunteers presented the university with a check for $200,269.69 to benefit the UT Tyler scholarship program. This is the largest amount raised in the fundraiser’s 27-year history. “We are grateful to all of the volunteers and participants of this year’s event. Seventy-two percent of our students apply for some type of financial assistance, and these proceeds fund an endowment that provides permanent scholarship funding to UT Tyler students,” said school president Rodney Mabry.
The Patriot Classic is comprised of the UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest and the Patriot Golf Classic. The Patriot organization, led by this year’s chair Jon Honea, hosts the week-long Hole-In-One Contest. The Patriot Golf Classic Committee, chaired by Randy Childress, organizes the golf tournament.
LONGVIEW — In its seventh season of bringing a variety of entertainment to East Texas, LeTourneau University’s S. E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center announces its 2013-2014 Performance Series schedule, featuring a diverse lineup of shows.