The Lary Loew Hilltopper Scramble is fast approaching and teams interested in supporting West Liberty University athletics can still get involved by contacting the office of Institutional Advancement. The golf scramble will take place at the Arnold Palmer Golf Course, Oglebay Resort, on Monday, June 24. Registration and lunch begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Dinner and awards will follow at the end of play.

“Our annual Lary Loew Golf Scramble is a big part of our alumni tradition. Lary understood the importance of athletics to West Liberty and this event continues to honor his memory as it raises funds for athletic scholarships,” said Jason Koegler, vice president of Institutional Advancement.  “We encourage all golfers and Topper fans to get involved.”

From left, Alumni Director Shane Stack, representatives of Cornerstone and Stefanie Trouten discuss the June 24 golf scramble.

From left, Alumni Director Shane Stack joins the sisters of the late Lary Loew, Sharon Saseen, Brenda Thomas and Carol Loew along with Annual Fund Director Stefanie Trouten to discuss the June 24 golf scramble.

Loew studied economics at WLU, graduating with honors in 1975. He was an award-winning professional for the Equitable Life Assurance Society (now AXA Financial) and was inducted into the its Hall of Fame. He also founded his own company, The Cornerstone Group, the only full-service employee benefits agency in West Virginia.

The long-time supporter of WLU athletics and accomplished golfer was added to the WLU Alumni Wall of Honor – the highest honor the alumni association can bestow on a graduate – in 2011.

An expert on healthcare reform who was active in the community, he also served on the boards of the West Liberty University Foundation, Northwood Health System, American Legion Post 1 and the West Virginia Golf Association.

All funds raised through this annual golf scramble support scholarships for the WLU Football program. The first $3,000 will benefit the Robert and Nancy Loew Scholarship Fund, set up by Lary to honor his parents.

Those signing up for the golf scramble will receive:

  • 18 holes of golf with cart on the Arnold Palmer Course
  • Lunch upon arrival
  • On-course games and contests
  • Refreshments on the course
  • Dinner at the conclusion of the event
  • Special gift for all participants

Teams can find out more about sponsorship or registration by contacting Director of Annual Giving Stefanie Trouten at [email protected] or 304-336-8888.

The Arnold Palmer Designed Course is the newest course at Oglebay Resort and features a par 71-championship layout with six par-three holes, seven par-four holes and five par-five holes. It ranges in distance from 6,800 yards from the championship tees up to 4,200 yards from the forward tees and is designed to accommodate golfers on all skill levels.

WLU is a member of the NCAA and the Mountain East Conference and offers a wide range of intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division II level, including men’s football, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track, tennis, baseball and golf; women’s softball, volleyball, cross country, basketball, track, tennis, golf and soccer.

WLU also is ranked as one of the most affordable liberal arts colleges in the country for both in state and out-of-state students, making a student’s return on investment an attractive amenity.

Led by President Robin C. Capehart, WLU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, please call 1.866.WESTLIB.