FAU Men’s Golf Head Coach, Angelo Sands announces preparation for one of the best tournaments in the entire nation, the FAU SLOMIN AUTISM CHAMPIONSHIP. Opening Ceremony will begin at 11:30 am on Thursday, March 24th at the Home of the FAU Men’s Golf, the Fountains County Club. This year Golfstat, the source of all college golf scoring, is planning on running a special segment just on this ceremony. Children attending The Preschool at The Slomin Family Center for Autism and Related Disabilities will proudly lead the pledge of allegiance for the Opening Ceremony. It is a one of a kind and is based on the principle that just because collegiate golfers practice/play off campus they should also feel the enthusiasm and adrenaline rush of a collegiate game day.
This is accomplished only because of the entire FAU Athletic Department commitment to this event. Coach Sands reports that every participating team waits for this every year. Again, we have a full field of 20 teams plus a waiting list. For example, in the past we have had: Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Spirit Band, Owlsie, Inflatable Owl and Bag Pipers.
Each team is individually introduced by the Voice of FAU Ken LaVicka as they go through the tunnel created by our Spirit groups. Hundreds are there cheering these teams and the smiles on the faces of these athletes are a testimonial as to how much they appreciate the efforts of FAU.