Monday, November 6, 2017

20th Annual

SJIFT Scholarship Golf Classic

2016 Event Photos

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Welcome to the Website for the 20th Annual SJIFT Scholarship Golf Classic!

Hi Fresno State Food Science Supporters!

We have to make a change in our venue due to an issue with the greens at Belmont Country Club. Unfortunately, Belmont will not be ready for our tournament, so we will be switching to a new venue on a different date and time.

Our new venue is one of the top golf clubs in the Fresno area, Copper River Country Club. Check out their website at This is a private club, and we will have the course to ourselves. The new date is MONDAY NOVEMBER 6. Shotgun Start will be 11AM. They have graciously agreed to honor our pricing structure we had with Belmont, so no changes there. The typical Fresno weather on November 6th is 75F and Sunny!

Copper River is nestled against the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range on the north end of Fresno, California. It is a first class golf course and has a first class clubhouse and banquet facility.

Through this event, we have raised $143,000 over the past 19 years to use towards scholarships and other financial assistance in support of students in Food Science and related majors at California State University, Fresno. This is the major fund-raiser for the SJIFT.

Once again, we will have Roger Caldwell from Great Golf Events assist us with the tournament and to add some entertainment fun. We will have a $20,000 cash hole-in-one prize, as well as a Las Vegas Hole, putting contest before tee-off, closest to the pins, longest drive and most accurate drive contests, and the Ruiz "No-Wine-ing" hole where lousy players win a nice bottle of Fresno State wine!  

Your entry includes a box lunch, beverages on the course, two beer tickets and a great tri tip dinner and Fresno State Ice Cream after play. We will have plenty of beverages out on the course.

We have player sponsorships available at the “Scholarship”, “Semester”, “Eagle” or “Birdie” level, and we have many different levels of Non-Player Sponsorships to choose from. Sponsorships are the primary source of funds generated at this tournament.

If your company wants to be the major “Tournament Sponsor”, please call me and we can discuss the details!

Please see how to sign-up for our VIP package during online registration to buy mulligans and entry into the fund-raising holes.

Thanks again for your past participation, and we look forward to seeing you at the Copper River Country Club on Monday, November 6th!

Please also remember to bring a door prize to give out to participants during our after-dinner festivities!


Scott Nichols

Golf Chairman

Schedule of Events   

Check-In:   9:30 AM

Box Lunch & Warm-Up:   10:00 - 11:00 AM

Pre-Event Putting Challenge:   10:00 AM

Shotgun Start:   11:00 AM

(Scramble Format)

Cocktails, Dinner & Awards:   5:00 PM

Additional Event Information

Welcome Gifts for All Players

Multiple On-Course Contests

1st - 3rd Team Placements

Great Raffle!

Raffle Items

During the Online Registration Process, we have made it Convenient for those Wishing to Secure and Provide a Raffle Item. In the Raffle Item Section - Simply Select the Value of the item you want and we will secure the item for you - Clean and Simple!  

The Appropriate Recognition will be given to the Company and/or individual who donated the item. 


$100 Value for $50 

4 Mulligans ($40 Value) 

Entry: Pot-O-Gold ($10 Value) 

Entry: Putting Challenge ($10 Value) 

2 Grand Raffle Tickets ($40 Value) 

Big Screen TV Or Equivalent Prize 


Available for Pre-Purchase

During Online Registration 

2017 Major Sponsors

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Current Sponsors

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Thank You to Our Former Sponsors


Participation Fees

All Sponsorship Packages Include:  Company Logo/Name on Tournament Website, Event Banner and Custom Signage on Golf Course.

Player Packages

All Player Packages Include Lunch & Dinner

Host Sponsor: Call for Details  (Exclusive)

2 Golf Foursomes

Company Logo/Name on Premium Welcome Gift

Prominent Day-Of Event Recognition 

Logo on all Tee Markers & Pin Flags

Full Scholarship Sponsor:  $6,000

2 Golf Foursomes

Company Logo on Golf Cart Signage

Special Appreciation Gifts for Players

Semester Scholarship Sponsor:  $3,000

Golf Foursome

Company Logo on Golf Cart Signage

Eagle Package:  $1,800  

Golf Foursome

Branded Signage on all Golf Carts

Player Packages Cont...

All Player Packages Include Lunch & Dinner

Birdie Package:  $1,000

Golf Twosome  

Branded Signage on Golf Course

Foursome Package:  $600

Single Player Fee:  $150

All Player Packages Incl.

Green Fees, Cart, Range Balls,

Welcome Goodie Bag, 2 Drink

Tickets, Box Lunch, Tri-Tip Dinner

Dinner ONLY/No Golf:  $50


(Via Check or Credit Card)

Check by Mail Address Provided

On Confirmation Receipt

Non-Player Packages   

Dinner Sponsor:  $4,000

Company Logo on Signage and Centerpieces

Lunch Sponsor:  $2,500

Company Logo on Signage

Company Logo on Stickers Affixed to Box Lunch

Tee Box Marker Sponsor:  $2,500

Company Logo on all 36 Tee Markers

Golf Ball Sponsor:  $2,000

Company Logo on Golf Balls

Distributed Sleeve for all Players

Trick-Shot Entertainer Sponsor:  $2,000

Entertainer Wears Sponsor Branded Apparel

Throughout Event

Golf Cart Sponsor:  $1,500

Company Logo on Golf Cart Signage

Hole N One Sponsor:  $1,500

Company Logo on HNO Signage

Beverage Cart Sponsor:  $1,000

Company Logo on Bev Cart Signage

On-Course Contest Sponsor:  $750 ea

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Tee Box Sponsor:  $350

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Copper River Country Club offers our members and guests the ultimate private country club experience. Forget the cares of city life the moment you turn onto our beautiful palm tree-lined drive and into the tranquility of Copper River Country Club. Our stunning Early California-inspired clubhouse welcomes our members and their guests who know that they will receive excellent hospitality and service within its doors.

2140 E. Clubhouse Drive | Fresno, CA 93730

(559) 434-5200

Contact Us

Roger Caldwell

Great Golf Events

(913) 385-3900  

Scott Nichols

SJIFT - Golf Chairman

(559) 696-6555

Paying by Check



Attn: SJIFT Golf Tournament

PO Box 25933

Fresno, CA 93729-5933


SJIFT is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization