Elijah Pitts Memorial Golf Tournament
Each year, Philander Smith College hosts The Elijah Pitts Memorial Golf Tournament to honor alumnus and gridiron great Elijah Pitts by raising funds to benefit student scholarships at his beloved alma mater.
The tournament--a four-person scramble with team fees covering the cost of the cart, green fees, breakfast, lunch, and beverages--is a great investment opportunity for any business or organization, with sponsorship-level team fees including on-site signage at the event, promotion of your company on philander.edu and within the College's magazine and newsletter. Recognition sponsorship levels begin at $2,000.
The 23rd Annual Elijah Pitts Memorial Golf Tournament took place Monday, May 22, 2017 at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock.
Each year, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and tee-time at 8:00 a.m. For more information on sponsorships or participation, contact:
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
About Elijah Pitts
Mayflower, Ark., native and 1961 Philander Smith College graduate Elijah Pitts was a star running back for the NFL's Green Bay Packers from 1961 - 1969. Pitts scored tow touchdowns in Super Bowl I and as a five-time NFL champion ('61, '62, '65, '66, and '67), was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1979 and, the following year into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed a lengthy coaching career and was an assistant head coach of the NFL's Buffalo Bills for 16 years until his death in 1998.