WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - On Friday, Oct. 19, the William and Mary baseball team in conjunction with the Tribe Closer's Club, will host the first annual Tommy Smith Memorial Golf Outing on the Blue Heron Course at Ford's Colony Country Club. The annual event, which supports the Tribe baseball program, has been re-named in honor of the life and contributions of the late Smith, who was a life-long friend and supporter of William and Mary baseball.
"Tommy was a great friend of the baseball program and the entire athletic department," stated head baseball coach Jamie Pinzino. "He and his wife, Josie, were fixtures at our games and was a friend to generations of players and their parents. This tournament is the combination of two things he truly loved in life, golf and Tribe baseball."
Smith, a local businessman and an influential presence in the Williamsburg community, shared an uncompromised passion for William and Mary Athletics, and most notably, the baseball team. More than just a fan, Mr. Smith was the leader of the Closer's Club, an organization dedicated to raising much needed operating funds for the Tribe baseball program.
This past spring, the William and Mary athletics department teamed with the Smith Family in creating an endowed baseball scholarship in his and Josie's name. The endowment was announced along with the re-naming of the Plumeri Suite in his honor prior to W&M's contest against Norfolk State on April 28.
The golf outing, which is a captain's choice format, will get underway on the Ford's Colony Blue Herring Course in a 1 p.m. shotgun start. To register for the 2012 Tommy Smith Memorial Golf Outing, click on the registration form in the boxed link.
Anyone interested in contributing to the Tommy and Josie Smith Baseball Scholarship Endowment are encouraged to call Al Albert in the William and Mary Tribe Club at (757) 221.3438 / email@example.com, or by going online a www.TribeClub.com and clicking the "Make Donation" link off the main page (designate the gift for the Tommy Smith Baseball Endowment).
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