1998 All American pitcher and UM Sports Hall of Famer Alex Santos was chosen to be the celebrity host of the 30th Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Tournament for the benefit of the Hurricane Club. The event will take place on Thursday, October 20 at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be asked to serve as host for this year’s Hall of Fame Golf Tournament,” said Santos. “I’ve loved playing there over the years and it’s an amazing event where Hurricane’s all-time greats still come out and support, along with our phenomenal fans, many of whom have become friends over the years, so that we all come together to raise funds for our beloved Hall of Fame.
“Playing baseball at the University of Miami and winning a national championship has been part of an incredible chapter of my life. I look forward to seeing my fellow Hall of Famers, other UM big names, our amazing fans, and ultimately hopefully we can all make new memories at the tournament,” Santos added.
“This year marks the 30th anniversary of the UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Tournament,” said former UMSHoF President and Golf Chair Tracy Kerdyk. “Each year our tournament has gotten bigger and better and this year we are expecting another sale. Our host Alex Santos, along with other Hall of Fame athletes, will be joining our players for a packed day great golf, lots of laughs and memorable moments. Come have fun!
Santos, named a pitching All-American in 1998, led the Hurricanes to the 1999 national championship while also being named a CoSIDA Academic All-American. He finished his UM career in sixth place with 37 total wins, and his 15 wins in 1998 tied for the third-highest total in school history. He is second all-time with 386 career strikeouts, including a record eight straight against the Florida Gators in 1998.
The golf tournament is scheduled for Thursday, October 20 and will begin with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun tee time at 1 p.m. on the 18 holes of Biltmore Golf Course. An awards reception with live and silent auctions will follow the golf tournament.
Teams of four golfers start at $1,500 with corporate sponsorships available. Go to CanesGolf.com or call the UM Sports Hall of Fame at 305-284-2775 to inquire about having your company become a sponsor.
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