It’s almost time for UAH hockey’s biggest summer fundraising event — the Frenchy Open. This year’s golf tournament will take place at the Hampton Roads Golf Course on Saturday, June 7, at 1 p.m.
If you’re a golf nut, you’ll definitely want to participate simply for the chance at the hole-in-one prizes sponsored by SportsMed. Two fabulous golf trips could be given away: A 5-day, 4-night stay in California to play Pebble Beach, Spyglass, and Spanish Bay; and a 7-day, 6-night vacation in Scotland to play at venerable Open courses at St. Andrew’s, Carnoustie, and Turnberry.
Raffle and door prizes will be available, and two flights of golfers who finish 1-3 will receive prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
“The Frenchy Open” is named after Charger left wing Jean-Marc Plante, who died in 2001. Also known as “Frenchy,” the Laval, Quebec, native played for UAH from 1988-92, scoring 16 goals and 19 assists in 94 games. Plante worked at the front office of the Florida Panthers and became the athletic marketing director at UAH. A memorial scholarship is awarded in his honor to the Charger hockey player who demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, and team spirit, and who participates in community and university volunteer service.