WHEELING, W.Va. – As the sun chased away the rain on Friday afternoon, a swarm of fully-loaded golf carts streamed onto Oglebay Resort’s beautiful Arnold Palmer Course for the return of West Liberty University’s annual Lary Loew Hilltopper Golf Outing.
The hugely popular scramble has emerged as one of the WLU Foundation’s most significant one-day fundraising events and Friday’s 18-hole extravaganza was no exception as nearly 50 local corporations and individuals signed on in support at various financial levels.
“After missing out last year because of COVID, we’re so thankful to be able to host this event again,” athletic director Lynn Ullom said.
“These are the people who help make it possible for West Liberty athletics to compete successfully at the conference, regional and national levels. We’re so appreciative of the overwhelming support we receive from the community because we truly couldn’t do it without them. I commend the WLU Foundation for all the hard work they put into making this such a first-class event.”
Proceeds from the Lary Loew Hilltopper Golf Outing enhance and support the total student-athlete experience across the full spectrum of West Liberty’s 20 intercollegiate sports. The event honors the memory of WLU alumnus Lary Loew, an avid golfer and university supporter who passed away in 2012.
Along with 18 holes of golf at one of the Ohio Valley’s premier layouts, participants were treated to a pre-tournament luncheon along with on-course games, contests and refreshments throughout the afternoon. The Gold and Black Bash followed to cap a great day at the golf course.
Here’s a link to a photo gallery from Friday’s event.