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April 25, 2019 | Mikayla Heldt

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) hosted their 22nd Annual Golf Classic on Monday, April 8, at Thorntree Golf Club in DeSoto, Texas. The yearly event is a time of golf and fellowship, and it greatly benefits SAGU Athletics and the student-athletes that attend the university.

With approximately 40 thousand dollars raised for SAGU Athletics, Rick Bowles, Vice President of Advancement, expressed his gratitude towards sponsors who played a vital role through partnerships to help ensure the success of this year’s Golf Classic.

A total of 85 golfers attended the event along with 25 additional coaches, athletes, Advancement staff, and student workers who served during the tournament.

Brian Holman, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher
Brian Holman, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Brian Holman was the keynote speaker for the event.
“Many attendees found his message incredibly inspiring,” said Bowles.

Holman shared his testimony of how he accepted Christ as his Savior while starting his baseball career and right around the time he felt his marriage was in trouble. Holman and his wife lost two children to early deaths which took a toll on their marriage but through Christ, their relationship took a turn for the better.

Having a speaker during the lunch period before going out to golf was a new tactic for this year’s golf classic. It was a big hit to sponsors and golfers alike, and Bowles says that he is “excited to continue that new approach to the golf classic for years to come”.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at

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