The Seton Hill University Department of Athletics is pleased to host the first annual Doug Wood Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, June 19, at Totteridge Golf Club in Greensburg, Pa. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. Dinner and awards will follow the event. The cost for the outing is $125 per golfer or $475 for a foursome and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, entry gift, refreshments, dinner, and awards. The registration deadline is June 12.

“The Doug Wood Memorial Golf Classic is our former Griffins Club Golf Classic. Doug served on Seton Hill’s Board of Trustees and was behind the scenes for all of the growth in the athletic program at Seton Hill. He was a very strong advocate for Seton Hill athletics. We want to honor Doug through this event,” said Dan McCarty, head coach, men’s soccer.

“Doug not only had an impact on the Seton Hill community, but also on the area at large. We are hopeful that individuals will support this event and come out for a day to honor Doug,” said Brian Novotny, associate athletic director.

Wood, a trustee of Seton Hill University from 2000-2008, passed away in 2008. He was considered by his colleagues and friends as a talented businessman and visionary leader. Wood served on several committees at Seton Hill, including the Executive Committee, the Committee on Trustees, the Finance and Business Affairs Committee, the Ad Hoc Committee for Athletics, the University Center for the Performing Arts Committee, and the Seton Hill Athletic Board.

“Doug was sought after by every part of our institution. Our athletic programs, which grew significantly in the last several years, were the beneficiaries of his intellect and keen interest. He had the ability to see quickly through a lot of information and was very good at analyzing positions,” said JoAnne Boyle, president.

Proceeds raised from the event benefits student athletes through the Griffins Club, which was established to raise funds and strengthen men’s and women’s athletics at Seton Hill.