The Lary Loew Hilltopper Golf Scramble is fast approaching and teams interested in supporting West Liberty University athletics sign up now by contacting the Office of Institutional Advancement at 304.336.8888.

From left, Lary Loew’s sisters Brenda Thomas, Sharon Saseen and Carol Loew gather with Hilltopper Head Football Coach Roger Waialae and Alumni Director Shane Stack to discuss the June 23 golf scramble.

The golf scramble takes place at the Arnold Palmer Golf Course, Oglebay Resort, on Monday, June 23. 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 honors his memory as it raises funds for athletic scholarships. We thank his family and the Cornerstone Group along with our additional donors TJ’s Sports Garden and Hole n’ Run for continuing this important tradition,” said Director of Alumni Shane Stack.

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 Hilltopper athletics and accomplished golfer was added to the Alumni Wall of Honor — the highest honor the alumni association can bestow on a graduate — in 2011. Loew 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 Stack at [email protected] or 304.336.8888.

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.

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 visit or call 1.866.WESTLIB.

  • Editor’s Note: Media Relations Intern Richard Tyler, a public relations major from St. Clairsville, Ohio, contributed to this press release.