Golf Extravaganza Adds Celebrity Golfers

May 25, 2011

Registration Form in PDF Format

Sponsorship Form in PDF Format

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Women’s Basketball Golf Extravaganza, scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, has added a new element for 2011; celebrity golfers.

Participants in the four-person best shot format tournament will have a chance to bid on one of nine celebrity golfers to join their team for the day. Once registered for the golf outing, participants will be notified via e-mail how to take part in the celebrity auction.

Hole and flight prizes will be given away at the annual Golf Extravaganza. There will be separate flights for groups who add a celebrity as a fifth member to their team. Cost for a foursome is $500, which includes lunch and dinner, photo with Head Coach Lisa Bluder, a participant gift and a chance to meet current Hawkeye student-athletes and coaches.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The “Par” sponsorship level costs $150 and the business or individual name will be listed on signage on the course. The “Birdie” level is $500 and includes signage on a tee box during the outing and an appreciation gift. The “Eagle” level is $1,500 and includes a complimentary foursome in the outing, name on the welcome banner, recognition at the event and an appreciation gift.

Proceeds from the outing directly support Iowa’s summer overseas trip, taken every four years. Iowa is scheduled to travel to Paris, Prague and Vienna this August.

Registration and sponsorship forms are due June 3, but space is limited. For entry forms and more information, visit the women’s basketball page of

Nate Kaeding
Former University of Iowa placekicker who won the Lou Groza Award in 2002. Currently plays for the San Diego Chargers and has been a Pro Bowl and NFL All-Pro selection.

Andrew Francis
Entering his second season as an assistant coach for the University of Iowa men’s basketball team. Previously spent three seasons on Fran McCaffery’s staff at Sienna.

Marv Cook
First team All-America tight end for the University of Iowa football team from 1984-88. Played seven years in the NFL and was a two-time Pro Bowl pick. Currently the successful head football coach at Regina High School in Iowa City.

Mark Hankins
Currently in his fourth year as head men’s golf coach. Has led Iowa to the NCAA Championships in two of the last three seasons, and took the Hawkeyes to a No. 9 national ranking earlier this year, after being ranked 155th when he took over the program.

Randi Peterson
Current Coe College head women’s basketball coach and former University of Iowa player. Led Coe College to a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament this season. Three-year starter as a player at Iowa (1997-01) and was a first team All-Big Ten selection in 2001.

Jamie Cavey
Four-year letterwinner on the Iowa women’s basketball team from 2001-05. Earned second team All-Big Ten honors in 2005 and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Shelley Till
Current color analyst for women’s basketball on the Hawkeye Radio Network. Also serves as assistant women’s basketball coach at Dubuque Wahlert High School.

Shannon Gage
Entering her fifth year as an assistant coach for the Iowa women’s basketball team. Has coached six perimeter players to 13 All-Big Ten honors, including four first team selections and the 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the Year in Jaime Printy.

Kelly Crawford
Just finished her fifth season as head women’s golf coach at Iowa. Her team claimed the Hawkeye Invitational title at Finkbine in the fall and placed third at the Badger Invitational, setting school scoring records for 18, 36 and 54 holes, marking the first time ever an Iowa team posted three-straight sub-300 scores.