Women's Golf Announces `Birdies for Wishes' Program

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Oct. 14, 2005

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's golf team is continuing its relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Birdies for Wishes program, benefiting children who are terminally ill.

For every birdie recorded in competition by a Bronco during the 2005-06 season, friends, family and fans may make pledges. Pledges of 25 cents, 50 cents, $1 or $5 per birdie will be accepted in addition to one-time contributions.

The Broncos will make a check presentation to the Make-A-Wish foundation in early November for the 2004-05 campaign. In the past two years of this program Santa Clara has contributed over $7,000 to this cause.

"We hope to exceed that birdie count this season," head coach Polly Schulze said. "In fact, we have renamed birdies "wishes" since we know that with every birdie we card, we are closer to making a young person's wish come true."

During this season a running total of birdies will be posted on-line at santaclarabroncos.com. At the end of the year, all contributions will be made to the Bay Area Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the name of the Santa Clara University Women's Golf Program.

To attend the check presentation, please contact Schulze, via email at pschulze@scu.edu or via phone at 408-554-5742. In addition, donors or corporations who are willing to match the amount the Broncos raise to donate to the team are also asked to contact Schulze.

The Broncos opened the fall slate this past Monday, taking part in the Boise State Bronco Fall Invitational. The team tallied 23 birdies over three rounds of competition, led by junior transfer Megan Stoddart, who put up 11 birdies in the process of capturing the individual title in Boise.

The rest of the fall schedule will play out with trips to Hawaii and Arroyo Grande, Calif. in November in preparation for the beginning of the spring season in February.