Annual golf event raises money for Ichabod football team

Matt Resnick

The 2007 Ichabod Football Golf Classic was held last Thursday at Western Hills Golf Course in Topeka. The event was a fundraiser with the proceeds going to the Washburn football program. The entry fee for the event was $400 per team and $100 per single. The annual golf outing is an event for ex-players and boosters.

“We have had lots of support from the community and boosters,” said Craig Shurig, Washburn head football coach. “There is a real good core group of guys that either played at Washburn or graduated from the school that have been very supportive to the program. Thanks to the support, the football program has grown and become one of the better programs in division II.”

The event also provides the background to promote new projects, such as the upcoming Whiting Field House renovation supported by Washburn president Jerry Farley. The project includes a new basketball floor and weight room, as well as locker room facilities for all Washburn sports teams.

The annual event comes shortly after Washburn’s spring football practice and provides an outlook of what the upcoming season will look like.

“Next year’s schedule is all set, so we try to pump that up at the golf outing,” said Shurig. “We are also able to comment on a summary of spring practice and try to forecast next fall [the upcoming season]. We have depth at about every position. We were very pleased with the progress we saw from the defensive line and outside linebacker positions coming out of spring practice.”