J. Warren McClure School Advisory Board - Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021
11:55 PM - 11:55 PM
Multiple Locations

The McClure School Advisory Board invites you to join us for a unique Athens experience while supporting our school’s students on Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 17. Activities will begin Thursday with reception dinner on the Ohio University Inn patio and continue with a golf scramble at the legendary Ohio University Golf Course on Friday. Participants are welcome to stay additional days to enjoy other parts of the Athens community. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to help support the J Warren McClure School Advisory Board Thomas Lonsbury Scholarship Endowment.

2021 Event Itinerary

Thursday, Sept. 16:
Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Kickoff Banquet

Ohio University Inn and Conference Center

Friday, Sept. 17:
Golf Tournament Shotgun

10 a.m.
Ohio University Golf Course

Golf & Banquet: $200 per golf participant (includes Thursday night banquet)
Banquet Only: $125

Venue information

Reception & Banquet
Ohio University Inn: Click to view

Golf Tournament Participants
Ohio University Golf Course: Click to view

Event Questions? Please contact Nick Lathrop via email at lonsburyscholarshipgolfevent@gmail.com.

History: In 2002, Thomas Lonsbury — an avid golfer and member of the McClure School Advisory Board — suggested that the board establish a scholarship for outstanding students in the McClure ITS program and fund it with the proceeds of a golf classic. The Board agreed and promptly named Lonsbury chair of the Advisory Board Thomas Lonsbury Scholarship Golf Classic.

Lonsbury chaired the event until his death in 2012. That year’s tournament was the first to be called the Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic. Advisory Board member Garon Gentzel took over leadership of the event for 8 seasons. New Advisory Board Member, Nick Lathrop will continue the tradition of keeping Alumni engaged with their university.

2020 Scholarships: In the spring of 2020, the Advisory Board had the pleasure of awarding 9 outstanding students the Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship. Please join us in congratulating Josie Book, Duncan Farquhar, Lexie Fogle, Cameron Gatton, Keaton Huffman, Nick Johnson, Katie Kobasuk, Jack Russo, and Nick Tracey. This continues the trend of presenting more than two awards in the same year, which would not be possible without your generous support and that of over 150 annual contributors to our fund. The ITS Advisory Board thanks you for your support!

Event proceeds will benefit the J Warren McClure School Advisory Board Thomas Lonsbury Scholarship Endowment.


Fun Facts

  • 18 = the number of golf events the Advisory Board has hosted
  • $287,000+ = the amount of dollars raised for scholarships over those 18 years
  • 36 = the number of scholarships awarded to OU students
  • 90 = the highest number of attendees at one of our hosted golf events


The students’ success depends on you! Whether you are a past tournament player, or a new potential sponsor or player, your participation will help provide support to a deserving student in the McClure ITS program.

Hotel Information

The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center is offering the rate of $109.00 per room, per night (plus applicable taxes) to the “Tom Lonsbury Golf Scholarship Outing” Group.

For reservations, please go to www.ouinn.com. Click on the BOOK NOW icon (top right-hand corner) and input the dates of arrival, departure and Group Code: 210916TOML. The preferred rate and available room types will populate the reservation. Complete the rest of the on-line reservation form. Or you may call the hotel directly at 740-593-6661 (toll-free 866-593-6661) and ask for the “The Tom Lonsbury Golf Scholarship Outing” Group. Please reference the Group Code and your date of arrival.

The block date is for Thursday, September 16, 2021 two nights. Reservations must be made prior to Friday, August 20, 2021 in order to receive the discounted rate. Rooms reserved after the release date, or once the block is full, will be accepted based upon availability and at the regular published rate.

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