Monday, October 14, 2019

22nd Annual

SJIFT Scholarship 

Golf Classic

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Welcome to the Website for 22nd Annual 

SJIFT Scholarship Golf Classic!

We will be holding our 22nd Annual San Joaquin Institute of Food Technologists (SJIFT) Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday October 14th, 2019, at the Copper River Country Club in Fresno, with a 12:00 Noon shotgun start. Since CRCC is a private course, we will have it all to ourselves! Last year, we were practically sold-out, so get your entries in soon.

Copper River Country Club is one of Fresno’s outstanding private golf clubs nestled against the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range on the north end of Fresno, California. They have an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by renowned golf course architect David W. Pfaff, and they do a great job of hosting fund-raising tournaments such as ours. Copper River has a first-class clubhouse and the banquet facilities are top-notch.

We give away great door prizes. Last year, our grand raffle prize was a Traeger Pro Series 34 Griller/Smoker won by Phil Kraemer of Foodarom Flavors!

Through this event, we have raised $166,548 over the past 21 years to use towards scholarships and other financial 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 Pot-O-Gold Hole, a chipping 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 and there is a full bar at the clubhouse.

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. Please check out our website for Sponsorship options.

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, October 14th!  

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

Scott Nichols, SJIFT Golf Chair 

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SJIFT Scholarship Golf Tournament (FSN/Culinology)

Schedule of Events   


10:00 AM

Box Lunch & Warm-Up

10:30 - 11:45 AM

Pre-Event Chipping Challenge

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Shotgun Start


(Scramble Format)

Cocktails, Dinner & Awards

6:00 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: Chipping Challenge ($10 Value) 

2 Grand Raffle Tickets ($40 Value) 

Big Screen TV Or Equivalent Prize 


Available for Pre-Purchase

During Online Registration 

2019 Major Sponsors


Full Scholarship Sponsor


Full Scholarship Sponsor

2018 & 2019 Sponsors

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Former Sponsors

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Participation Fees

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


Via Check or Credit Card - Secure Website

No Refunds Post October 1, 2019

Player Packages

All Player Packages Include Lunch & Dinner

Host Sponsor: Call for Details  


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:  $2,000  

Golf Foursome

Branded Signage on all Golf Carts

Birdie Package:  $1,200

Golf Twosome  

Branded Signage on Golf Course

Standard Foursome: $700

Twosome: $350

Single: $175

Dinner ONLY/No Golf:  $50

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

Designed & Managed by Great Golf Events - Golf Tournament Management Co.