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Alumni Association to host 21st Henderson golf tourney

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Alumni Association will host its 21st annual Summer Thresher Golf Classic at Galaway Creek Golf Course, Henderson, Nebraska, Aug. 2.

The 18-hole, four-person scramble for men and women promotes fellowship and supports the college through its Alumni Association. Funds raised go toward student-centered activities such as a Student/Alumni Career Night, Student Alumni Association Holiday Feast, Young Alumnus Award convocation, and the annual events Grandparents Day, Mud Slam Volleyball Tournament and Senior Party for graduates at the end of the school year.

All golfers are welcome. Players may register as teams, or as individuals who are then placed on a team.

Registration forms are available at the course (401 South 15th Street, Henderson), from the Bethel College alumni office (316-284-5251) or at

Registration cost is $65. However, a $10 discount applies if the form is postmarked or delivered with payment by July 24 to Bethel College Office of Alumni Relations, 300 East 27th Street, North Newton, KS 67117. The tournament is free to current Bethel students and to youth in high school in 2014-15.

Hole prizes as well as team prizes will be awarded at a barbecue lunch that follows tournament. The meal is prepared by alumni and friends who attend Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

The lunch is free to those who played. Others are welcome, as well, with a donation requested to defray costs and support the college.

The term “Threshers” refers to Mennonite wheat farmers who founded the college in 1887. Current students as well as alumni refer to themselves as Threshers, and it is the name given the college athletic teams.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2013-14 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2013-14. For more information, see

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.