Pioneer Challenge 2016
June 9-10, 2016
Welcome to Whispering Pines Golf Course, the home of the 4th Annual “Pioneer Golf Challenge.” This event is designed specifically to promote and introduce the Marietta College Football and Soccer programs and their staff to alumni, parents and supporters. In addition, this event was established to raise finances to provide resources for each of these respective programs.
“From humble beginnings come great things!” In 2013 a very small group of Marietta College Alumni got together to meet newly-hired Marietta College Men’s Head Football Coach Andy Waddle. From this humble day on the golf course, a small fundraising effort was birthed to purchase new GoreTex rain suits for the entire football coaching staff with some additional funds for their program. It was during this process that we made the decision to include the Men’s and Women’s soccer programs for an expanded format in 2014. In 2014, our 2nd year, we increased participation and raised $8,000 for these programs! In 2015 we raised a total of $14,600 which included gifts in kind!
There has always been a healthy competition between Football and Soccer athletes and coaches. With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to establish a 2-day event that would pit football supporters against soccer supporters in a variety of competitions that would include both men and women. We hope you enjoy the format we created for 2016. We have learned from previous years events and will continue to improve the event in each succeeding year. Your support in making this event a success is important to us. We do however need your help to increase participation for 2016. Your ideas and support are greatly appreciated!
Thanks for joining us this year! We hope you enjoy “The 2016 Pioneer Challenge!”
The Pioneer Challenge Committee
Please register by competing the form below.
If you would like to make an additional gift to the Pioneer Club or particular sport, please visit the donation link in the upper left hand corner of the page.
Questions regarding registration? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 740-376-4709.