NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University men's and women's basketball teams, in conjunction with the Maroon & Gold Athletic Association (MGAA), will hold the 14th annual Hockenbury Golf Classic on Monday, Aug. 6 at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, Mass.
The Hockenbury Golf Classic serves as the primary fundraiser for the Ed Hockenbury Basketball Tournament, historically held prior to the New Year. In 1997, the annual basketball classic was named in honor of Ed Hockenbury, a long-time Norwich men's basketball coach who passed away in 1996 after a courageous two-year fight against brain cancer.
Hockenbury dramatically transformed the fortunes of the men's basketball team at Norwich upon his hire in 1976, assuming the reins of a team that had only three seasons of 10 or more wins since its inception in 1902 and piloting the Cadets to two NCAA Division III Tournaments and 182 total victories across a 17-year career.
Dedicated to service of others before self in true Norwich fashion, Hockenbury mentored hundreds of student-athletes in numerous roles within the athletic department. He was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in the Fall of 2004 and is also a member of both the Norwich University and Boston College Athletics Hall of Fame.
Tournament fees are a $110 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart and a ticket to a lunch held immediately after the tournament's conclusion. You can also attend the lunch banquet portion only for $30 per person.
The format for the golf tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with lunch set for 1 p.m. on Monday. The lunch includes a raffle that will feature many great items.
Sponsorships are also available and you can find out more information at https://alumni.norwich.edu/hockenburygolf for those opportunities.