NMU outing helps student fund

MARQUETTE – The fourth annual Blueberry Classic golf outing is set for Friday, July 25, at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course in Chocolay Township.

The event helps raise scholarship funds for NMU students who encounter unforeseen financial challenges. Advance registration deadline is next Friday.

The outing has helped create the NMU Student Flexible Aid Fund, a resource students can apply to for help in covering costs such as auto repairs, medical bills, child care and course expenses not covered by financial aid.

The outing features activities throughout the course for golfers, regardless of experience level, and a blueberry menu put together by NMU executive chef Nathan Mileski. Some activities are held at the beginning of the day, such as golf cart decorating, while others are held during play, including Blind Mice, Luck of the Draw and Relay to the Hole. Chair massages will be offered afterward.

To register for the 2014 Blueberry Classic, visit the online site www.nmu.edu/BlueberryClassic. Cost is $100 per person, which includes greens fees plus shared cart, blueberry-themed lunch, beverages, snacks on holes and hors d’oeuvres after golf. Questions can be emailed to bclassic@nmu.edu.