COBAA fundraiser brings members for fun day in the Reno sun

The College of Business Alumni Association (COBAA) held their 26th annual golf tournament this past spring.

The 2017 tournament was held on a sunny Friday afternoon in June. Those in attendance enjoyed a barbecue lunch, followed by an afternoon "scramble" on the Wolf Run Golf Course in Reno. After the round of golf, teams relaxed and ate, while some lucky individuals won raffle prizes. Everything from his and her gift baskets to tickets to a Giant's game in San Francisco was up for grabs. The proceeds we raised will be used by COBAA to support their mission of developing relationships with The College of Business and its students.

The funds raised from the golf tournament enables COBAA to follow its mission statement through support of student organizations, sponsorship of networking events, the college's Career & Internship Fair, and funding of business student scholarships. Highlights from last spring's student funding include COBAA providing the funds for the student groups ENACTUS, Business Student Council and the College's Management and Human Resources Association.

ENACTUS used the funds to help fund their international project in Sri Lanka. The Business Student Council used the funds for its Leader Event, which is designed to create opportunities for members to meet and learn from exciting individuals at the forefront of their respective fields. The Management and Human Resources Association used the funds to get more quality guest speakers to help students get more exposure to career-oriented experiences and opportunities. This is in addition to COBAA's continued support of the College of Business through collaboration with the college on special projects. Using these opportunities, the association sees the unique opportunities to help students with their future success.

The value of the annual golf tournament extends beyond the money raised since participants come from a wide array of the Northern Nevada business community. College of Business Alumni and other members of the community are provided with an excellent opportunity for networking in a relaxed and informal setting.

The success of the golf tournament hinges on the support from the participants and corporate sponsors. This year's winning team included team players from the Argentum Group. COBAA would like to give a big thank you to all the participants and attendants. A very special thank you goes to our sponsors: Wells Fargo, EideBailly, New West Distribution, and Port of Subs. The continued support of the corporate partners and Alumni is highly appreciated.

COBAA hopes to continue to have successful tournaments in the coming years. A continued effort will be made to increase the positive impact on The College of Business, the students, as well as the community.

Save the date for next year. The 27th annual golf tournament will take place June 1, 2018, at Wolf Run Golf Course. For more information about participation or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the association at cobaa@unr.edu or visit www.cobaa.org.

We hope you can join us next spring for the 27th annual COBAA Golf Tournament.