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Spotlight: Fundraiser Honors Memory of Promising Student

Date Published:
Friday, September 20, 2013

Many UNC Charlotte students turn to Recreational Services as a way to escape the stresses they face in their daily academic lives. Fitness classes, intramurals and club sports are just a few examples of programs Recreational Services provide to students that underscore its commitment to inspiring the lifetime appreciation of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. However, scholarship and academic success remains central to both its, and the University’s, mission.

The P.J. Briggs Memorial Scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship provided through the Department of Recreational Services to rising juniors and seniors, who are actively involved in Recreational Services, maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and hold a part-time job.

The P.J. Briggs Memorial Scholarship was established to honor P.J. Briggs, a former student who was heavily involved in Recreational Services while at UNC Charlotte but unfortunately lost his life in a tragic automobile accident. The scholarship, established by the Briggs family, helps support the role Recreational Services plays in fostering healthy living and academic excellence in college students.

Each year, Briggs’ parents, Ken and Catherine, host an annual fundraising golf tournament to maintain Briggs’ legacy as well as to raise money in support of the scholarship. The 20th Annual 'Fore P.J.' Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 4, beginning at 11:00 AM, at The Tradition Golf Club in Charlotte.

Registration for the tournament is required along with a player fee of $100 prior to Sept. 27; player fee increases to $110 after that deadline.