The WUSM Round for Southern Miss Radio will take place Monday, April 24, at the Timberton Golf Club in Hattiesburg. The radio station’s largest fundraiser, and one of its most-loved events, the golf tournament brings a together a wide range of individuals and businesses in order to raise much-needed funds while having a great time.
Not only is WUSM 88.5 FM the only community radio station in the Pine Belt, it is also considered by many listeners as the station with the most unique voice. This year’s event chair, Lewis Myrick, Jr., discussed the impact the station has had on his life in a letter to potential sponsors.
“WUSM has always been eclectic when it comes to music selection. I’m very thankful that it matured me; that I didn’t have to listen to the same songs every hour; that I was introduced to new music,” said Myrick.
The golf tournament, sponsored by American Graphics and the Forrest County Board of Supervisors, gives those involved at the station the opportunity to spend quality time with the people who make a difference by sponsoring, playing, or volunteering at the event.
Registration kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with lunch sponsored by Cooperative Energy and Keg & Barrel and live music by Scott Chism and the Better Half sponsored by Robert and Dana Simmons.
Players will tee off at 1:00 p.m., and during their round, will have a chance to win $15,000 in cash sponsored by Newk’s Eatery, The Hattiesburg Area Homebuilders, and John W. Lee, Jr. Participants will also have a chance to compete for $10,000 off a new Infiniti sponsored by Herrin-Gear Infiniti of Jackson, as well as a chance to compete for a shot at $1 million in the Fiesta Bowl Million Dollar Hole-in-One Challenge final round.
The 19th Hole will be open all day for players, sponsors, and guests sponsored by Southern Beverage, Fine Wine & Liquor Loft, and Hattiesburg Coca-Cola, and the event will end with a crawfish boil sponsored by Battery World and Triangle Seafood.
For information about the tournament, call the Student Media Center at 601.266.5188.