Registrations Rolling in for Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open




John Mabry, Iowa Pork Industry Center, 515-294-6325,
Sherry Hoyer, Iowa Pork Industry Center, 515-294-4496,



AMES, Iowa -- Golf registrations are coming in for the 2013 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open, and Iowa State University animal science professor John Mabry reminded people of this year’s earlier date.


“The event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, and we hope this will allow more folks to join us,” Mabry said. “This is the day before Iowa State’s annual Iowa Swine Day in Ames, and we hope the June temperature won’t be as hot as some previous years.”


Cost of the golf tournament and golf associated activities is $85 per person ($340 per four-person team) and the registration deadline is June 12 or when the field of 32 teams is reached. The registration form is available on the Iowa Pork Industry Center website.


The 18-hole best ball tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and includes lunch at the golf course. Following the tournament, players and others are invited to attend a reception and awards program. Winners of the Lauren Christian undergraduate and graduate scholarships for 2013 also will be honored during the program.


This annual event benefits the Lauren L. Christian Endowment, which provides financial support for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and continued swine and pork educational opportunities through Iowa State.


Those interested in also attending Iowa Swine Day can check out that event’s online schedule and registration information. This event’s early registration deadline is June 14.



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