Saturday, September 23, 2023

OPC Host Sixth Annual Harvey Faust Golf Tournament

Golfers come together to play a round of 18 holes at the Ole Miss Golf Course in honor of Harvey Faust and his accomplishments.
For those that don’t know, Faust began his professional recreational career in 1968. He graduated from Ole Miss with a B.S Degree in Physical Education and a M.A in Recreational Administration. He served as the Director of Oxford’s Park Commission for 10 years before making his way to Biloxi to be their park director as well. After his short stint in Biloxi, he accepted a job with Parks and Recreation in Germantown, Tennessee, and developed their recreational program into one of the most innovative in the country. In 2000, the National Recreation and Park Association chose Faust, as the National Distinguished Professional Award winner.   
Faust is a parks and recreational icon. His dedication was unmatchable, his service for the community was guaranteed, his support never disappeared, and his idea of what Parks and Recreational should be took broken down programs and built them up again.
The Harvey Faust Golf Tournament’s Mission is to honor Faust, his achievements, and legacy as a University of Mississippi alumnus, and as recreational professional. Faust played a major factor as well in support of the continued education and development of the University’s Parks and Recreation Management students.
The tournament is scheduled for May 6th, 2017 at the Ole Miss Gold Course. The shotgun start is at 8 a.m. The entry fee per person is $85. It is a four-person scramble.
The proceeds will benefit the “Learn to Swim” program for children of the Lafayette, Oxford and University communities and the Harvey Faust Professional Development Award.
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