Golf classic offers chance at new...
 Alumni association honors four

Group Title: Dateline : UVI
Title: Dateline : UVI. vol. xiii. no. 6.
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Title: Dateline : UVI. vol. xiii. no. 6.
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Publication Date: 12/26/2007
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    Golf classic offers chance at new truck - Cleanups continue at lagoon
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June 22, 2007, vol xiii, number 6

Golf Classic Offers Chance at New Truck

The stakes have been raised in the
Foundation for the University of the Virgin
Islands third annual Celebrity Golf Classic,
scheduled for June 28 through July 1 on St.
Along with being grouped with celebri-
ties from the sports and entertainment in-
dustries, participants will have the chance
to win a new F-150 pickup truck. The first
golfer to make a hole-in-one at the 17' hole
at the Carambola Golf Course will win the
new truck. More than 20 actors, professional Regina King, st
athletes and television personalities are ex- Awarding winn
pected to converge on St. Croix for the poses with St. (
fundraiser. Shlomo Williams
"We hope to continue to raise funds and Celebrity GolfC
awareness for the Foundation for the University of the Virgin
Islands and to achieve the goals of Vision 2012 through the

ar of the Academy
ing biopic "Ray, "
'roix junior golfer
, at the 2006 FUVI

support of scholarships and academic pro-
grams," said Joseph B. Boschulte, UVI's
vice president for Institutional Advance-
ment. Boschulte's component organizes
the event. "Support for the tournament helps
support the future of the territory indirectly
and directly supports scholarships for stu-
dents in the very near future," he added.
AcclaimedActress Regina King will re-
turn to the V.I. to participate in the Golf
Classic. King is perhaps most famous for
her role as Margie Hendricks in the Acad-
emy Award-winning biography, "Ray"
which chronicled the life of the great Ray
As always, a highlight of the event will

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Mark VanGoor, a volunteer of the Virgin Islands Mangrove Re-
search and Conservation Coalition tows away a kayak full of
debris from the Cas Cay Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve and
Wildlife Sanctuary.

Cleanups Continue at Lagoon

Used food wrappers, tires, batteries and buckets they be-
long at the dump, but instead many of these items were found at
the Cas Cay Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve and Wildlife
Sanctuary on St. Thomas' east end when volunteers conducted
cleanup at the site. Volunteers from the Virgin Islands Man-
grove Research and Conservation Coalition (VIMRCC) recently

spent two days in May cleaning the area. The VIMRCC is a
newly formed organization that encompasses several organiza-
tions that came together in February when the University of the
Virgin Islands received a $31,677 grant from the Gulf of Mexico
Foundation to support debris removal and monitoring atthe Man-
grove Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to black and red man-
grove trees, along with many species of fish and other wildlife.
Volunteers conduct two types of cleanup water-based
and land-based. At recent cleanup volunteers collected 180 large
construction garbage bags of debris.
"What we wantto do is collect baseline data on how healthy
mangroves survive, so that we can apply it to other mangrove
restorations in the USVI," said Project Manager and Assistant
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June 22-25 Play'Run for Your Wife' STT
June 23-24 Relay for Life STT
June 28-July 1 FUVI Celebrity Golf STX
July 1 Mango Melee STX
July 3 UVI Closed Emancipation Day
July4 UVI Closed Independence Day


Alumni Association Honors Four

UVIJ' St. Thomas/St.
John Alumni Associa-
tion Chapter honored
four ofits members at an
Alumni Recognition
Award Breakfast held
on June 2. Jose Raul
S Carrillo, Curtis Gilpin,
Deanna E. Rogers Curtis Gilpin Deanna E. Rogers and
Lisa Maria Penn were
recognized for giving
voluntarily of their
time, talent, integrity
and resources to the
community. Proceeds
from the event will sup-
port the alumni annual
Lisa Maria Penn Jose Raul Carrillo scholarship fund.

Mangrove Lagoon Continued

Professor in the Marine Sciences at UVI Dr. Nasseer Idrisi.
A newly acquired hydrolab will be used to evaluate water
quality and other hydrology information within the mangrove. A
detailed map is also being created to track where and what type
of debris accumulates, said Project Coordinator Amber
McCammon. The information will be used to develop solutions
and increase public awareness about the importance of a healthy
mangrove ecosystem, McCammon added.
Two more cleanup are scheduled for the year. For more
information about the Cas Cay Mangrove Lagoon Marine Re-
serve and Wildlife Sanctuary Debris Removal and Monitoring
Effort orto volunteer as an individual or community group, con-
tact Dr. Idrisi at 693-1388 or nidrisia),uvi.edu.

Golf Classic Continued

be the Youth Sports Clinics scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday,
June 29, on UVI's St. Croix campus grounds.
"I look forward to returning to St. Croix for the Third
Annual Celebrity Golf Classic in support of the higher educa-
tion initiatives of the University of the Virgin Islands," said
Andia Winslow, who is returning to lead the golf clinic. In
2006 Winslow was the first African American to play in an
LPGA Tour event in five years.
At the clinics, professional athletes from the NFL and
NBA, along with pro golfers will give St. Croix youth, ages 9-
15, basic tips and training in football and basketball. The youth
participants also get to interact one-on-one with athletes who
tell them the real deal on being famous, the discipline required
to become a professional athlete and the importance of get-
ting an education.
The main event, the tournament, will begin at 8 a.m. on
Saturday, June 30, at the Carambola Golf Course and Club
House. Local golfers are invited to join the celebrities on the
green. The cost is $135 for individuals and $350 for three-
The Celebrity Golf Classic, now in its third year, is a four-
day event that brings national celebrities to the Virgin Islands
in support for the Foundation for the University of the Virgin
Islands. Partnership opportunities are still available. To sign
up for the tournament or to become a partner, call UVI's
Institutional Advancement Office at 340-693-1040 or visit the
UVI website at www.uvi.edu.
The Prosser ICC Foundation, Inc., HOVENSA, LLC and
American Airlines are presenting partners of the FUVI Ce-
lebrity Golf Classic.

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