Prices lowered for benefit golf tournament

The prices have been lowered for a benefit golf tournament to raise money for scholarships to students enrolled in engineering degree programs offered by Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado.

The Rotary Club of Grand Junction and Grand Valley CU Buffs have scheduled the tournament for Sept. 14. The four-person scramble tournament is set to begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at the Tiara Rado Golf Course located at 2057 S. Broadway in Grand Junction.

Admission is $340 for a team of four or $85 for an individual. That includes green fees, a golf cart and lunch. Guests can attend lunch for $25. Sponsorships also are available and range from a bronze sponsor for $250 to a title sponsor for $5,000.

To register or obtain more information, call Juli Rasmussen at 296-4242 or visit the website a

Proceeds from the tournament go to students in the CMU and CU engineering program. A total of 12 scholarships were created last year — four at $4,400 for upperclassmen and eight at $2,200 for underclassmen.

CMU and CU launched a joint mechanical engineering degree program about 10 years ago, added a civil engineering program in 2016 and electrical and computer engineering program in 2018. Under the collaboration, CMU faculty lead instruction for the first two years and CU faculty the last two years.