2020 UHCOP Golf Classic CANCELED
Save the Date for 2021: Monday, June 7
To our loyal UHCOP Golf Classic supporters,
Due to the ongoing COVID19’s impact on lives and livelihoods throughout our communities, we have made the unfortunate, but necessary, decision to cancel the UHCOP Golf Classic for the first time in the event’s incredible 40-year history.
Although we all hope that the worst will be behind us by the time of the tournament in June — and I think a much-needed break from the physical and emotional stress will be overdue for everyone in our profession by then — the health and safety of our supporters, students, faculty, staff and our family members are far too important to risk any of us becoming infected with this virus.
While we will certainly miss the fellowship and friendly competition, the most significant impact of the cancellation will be on our outstanding student volunteers who would normally benefit from the tournament proceeds through scholarship awards, travel awards and other areas of need. We are in regular contact with our students to ensure these difficult times do not derail their work in completing the program and joining you on the frontlines or behind the scenes caring for our patients.
Although our students are exhibiting amazing resiliency in the transition to online-only instruction, uncertainty in experiential site availability, cancellation of many professional and community outreach events, and disruption in their personal lives, we invite you to consider making a gift to the Cougar Emergency Fund (details below) to assist students across campus with any extraordinary financial hardships resulting from the pandemic and its fallout. All gifts at the college level up to $25,000 will be matched 1:1 by partnering organizations.
We look forward to see all of our supporters of the college and UH pharmacy education for the bigger, stronger UHCOP Golf Classic in June 2021. Planning is already under way and we will be sending out updates at the appropriate time.
F. Lamar Pritchard,
To give online, visit https://giving.uh.edu/pharmacy/, select "Dean's Fund for Academic & College Priorities" from the drop-down menu and type "Cougar Emergency Fund" in the Gift Designation field. To give by check, please make out to "UH College of Pharmacy" and add "Dean's Fund - Cougar Emergency" in memo and mail to UH Gift Processing & Records, P.O. Box 867, Houston, TX 77001-0867. To make a gift by phone, please call 281-406-6983. For questions, please contact UHCOP Development Director Beth Borck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in helping the UHCOP Golf Committee plan a bigger and better tournament? Please contact committee co-chair Liz Coyle for volunteer opportunities or suggestions.