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Expanded President's Cup Golf Tournament Returns to Newport
Jun 02, 2021, by Jeffrey Stupakevich

The President's Cup Golf Tournament is back! This year, the 17th annual tournament will return to the historic Newport Country Club on June 28, 2021. One of Bryant University's signature fundraising events, the tournament has raised more than $1.5 million in critical tuition aid to Bryant students since it began in 2003.

Strong interest in the event has resulted in the registration of 32 foursomes more than a month in advance—the earliest the Tournament has ever sold out. We're all excited to get back out there, says Tournament Committee Chair David Olney ’82. It’s a great Tournament that brings together alumni and friends for a day of golf on a beautiful course, all in support of Bryant students. I am so proud to be part of it.”

Presented by sponsor Amica Insurance, the tournament will feature silent and live auctions during the reception, offering the chance to bid on unique items, sports tickets and memorabilia, exclusive golf outings, and other prizes. This year, thanks to a generous matching gift from Trustee Daniel ’03 and Tanya Rice, every winning bid will be matched—dollar for dollar—with all proceeds benefiting the President’s Scholarship Fund. Everyone can participate in the online auction at

This year’s event will also include a Virtual Tournament and Golf Clinic hosted by Bryant Golf Coach and seven-time R.I. Mid-Amateur Champion Charlie Blanchard for those Bryant community members who want to be a part of the event remotely. Virtual registrants can play a round of golf at their favorite course through July 11, share their photos, and enjoy exclusive access to video lessons and a live Q & A session on June 17 to sharpen their skills. Virtual registration opens on June 7.

“We’re excited to make the Tournament available to more people than ever before,” says Vice President for University Advancement David Wegrzyn ’86, P’23. “Wherever you are, your participation in the President's Cup Golf Tournament can help expand opportunity and transform the lives of Bryant students.”

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, registration, or donate an auction item, visit

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