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Toshiba Classic Helps Re-establish Golf Program

March 17, 2009

Titan golf got a shot in the arm from the pros when the Toshiba Classic donated $25,000 to the fledgling athletics program.

The donation, made in a brief ceremony midway through the March 6 first round of the 2009 Toshiba Classic, helps the university re-establish a golf program that was disbanded in 1988-men's and 1986-women's. Under the direction of Jason Drotter, both programs will resume this fall for the 2009-2010 season.

The donation will supplement the extensive fundraising duties engineered by Paul Folino, the executive chairman of Emulex and one of the Platinum Sponsors of the Toshiba Classic. Folino realized to his surprise that the Titans were without a golf program and began raising money to re-start the program.

“There is a certain level of pride that comes with helping to build something from the ground up and we couldn’t be more proud of helping Cal State Fullerton build a golf program. We are pleased and honored that the Toshiba Classic would make this kind of gesture on behalf of Cal State Fullerton,” Folino said.

“As we continue into the second decade of the Toshiba Classic and our sponsor family grows, we have been able to fulfill our goals and reach tremendous successes,” Toshiba Classic Tournament Chairman Ira Garbutt said. “At this time, we would like to start to share some of our success with a handful of other local Orange County charities. Cal State Fullerton touches all of Orange County and many of those people are responsible for our success.”

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