This year’s golf tournament included an air show, a group of wounded warriors and numerous women golfers.
Washington, DC (September 18, 2015) - The Association of the University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA) celebrated its annual Hispanic Charity Golf Classic on Friday, September 18, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. The successful tournament raised $30,000 for UPRAA’s Hispanic Scholarship Fund. This year’s tournament marked our tenth anniversary and broke the record of having the most players, including wounded warriors and women golfers.
Jacob Lozada, co-founder of UPRAA, shared how “throughout the years, this annual fundraising event has become more and more popular and is most acclaimed in the Hispanic community. This tournament is a good way to get involved and support our Scholarship Fund and also play in the exclusive golf course where Presidents play!” UPRAA’s Annual Hispanic Charity Golf Classic is the main source of revenue for the non-profit organization.
This year, the tournament was more special than ever, as the Andrews Air Show Rehearsal was taking place and all players enjoyed the spectacle of different aircraft in action such as the F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon and WW-II era P-51 Mustang, as well as and the legendary para-commandos with the American flag. For the first time, we had the largest ever group of wounded warriors and women playing from UPRAA’s newest women leadership program: UPRAA Women.
This prestigious event was attended by Dr. Uroyoán R. Walker-Ramos, President of the University of Puerto Rico, and Dr. John Fernández-Van Cleve, Dean of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Among the main sponsors were Andrews Federal Credit Union, Forestall Capital, CSC, Hewlett Packard Caribbean, AARP and Univision.
In the last ten years, UPRAA has granted over $100,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students thanks to the annual Hispanic Golf Classic. "UPRAA is extremely grateful to our sponsors, friends and alumni to help us achieve this significant fundraising to help the future of our island. Thanks to them we strengthen our mission of improving the quality of life of our students, who are the future,” said Leonardo San Roman, President of UPRAA.