By Will Ranos/Sports Editor
In what was a particularly rainy afternoon in Long Beach, golfers decided to play through the downpour in the 32nd annual LBCC Foundation Athletic Associates golf tournament on Thursday, May 14, at the Recreation Park Golf Course.
August Luuga, LBCC systems and programming manager, and Susie Atwood, 2002 hall of champion inductee, were the honorees for the event.
Athletic specialist Kristy Lutz said 124 golfers came out to support LBCC with many of them being alumni and current LBCC employees. Lutz also mentioned that this year’s event raised over $20,000, which was about a $10,000 improvement over the previous year’s donations. All the profit from the event went toward the athletic teams. The athletic specialist said when the golfers or sponsors signed up, they also had the ability to indicate which sport or area they would like their donation to go toward.
“The golf tournament was a great success this year. The tournament went on despite the downpour. Everything and everyone was wet. I can’t remember a year where we considered canceling due to weather, it was crazy,” Lutz said. A member of the athletic department for 15 years, she said, “I’ve been helping with this event every May. I love helping to make our event a success, especially since all the profits go directly to support our athletic programs.”