Thor’s Thunder Classic: Swinging for Students

On Monday, Oct. 28 donors and alumni came together to fund scholarships and advancements at Thor’s Thunder Classic at the Entrada golf course. 

Starting at 9 a.m. the golfers played 18 holes of four-person scramble. At every hole the players were treated with either student activities or students and professors/instructors promoting a major at the school. 

Holes that didn’t have students placed on it had people from different schools at SUU. The aviation, business and community on the go all had holes dedicated to show the donors what they would be donating to.

Mindy Benson, the Vice President of Alumni & Community Relations, had her event planning class help for the day. This gave the donors an opportunity to talk to students that are benefiting from events like this. 

The students were placed in the tee box to talk and play games with the golfers to keep them busy while waiting for the team ahead of them to move on. The games included giant jenga, trivia and a dice roll to see what club you would use to tee off.

“It was really cool to see and interact with the people who have helped give my friends and me so many opportunities,” says Marci Peterson, SUU junior. 

The players were treated to breakfast, lunch and a ticket into the prize drawings. Some lucky golfers were able to go home with some extra swag and prizes such as a speaker, gift bags, Jazz tickets and a signed Donovan Mitchell jersey.

The event is held every year for donors and SUU alumni to play for a good cause: the students of SUU. The donations went towards raising money for student scholarships and advancements at SUU. 

Paying a minimum of $1,500 earned sponsors a team of four and a hole to play in the tournament. Some sponsors paid up to $5,000 for the chance to have two teams of four, their logo placed  around the event and special invitations to lunch hosted by the President of SUU and tickets to games at SUU.

For more information on Thor’s Thunder Classic contact Ron Cardon ( or call 435-586-7776.

Story by Cairo Cook
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