Former Baseball Player/Coach: Golf tournament to raise funds for Tony Robichaux's family
The Advertiser, July 18, 2019
A golf tournament to help the family of the late UL baseball coach Tony Robichaux will be held in August. Robichaux died July 3. (Photo: James Mays/Special to the Advertiser)
A golf tournament to honor the late UL baseball head coach Tony Robichaux and provide financial assistance for his family is scheduled for August.
The "Robe" Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, will be held Aug. 23 at Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course in Youngsville. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and there will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m., for the first 36 teams who enter.
Any other teams who register will play in a morning flight. Registration is at 7 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8 a.m. A total of 72 paid teams will be permitted.
Robichaux died July 3 after suffering a heart attack in late June.
“Robe always said he wants people that stand up when everybody else is sitting down,” tournament co-chairman and former UL baseball standout Mike Strentz said in an issued statement. “We can never repay him for what he did for us, for the university and for the community for 25 years, but we can do something to honor him and his family.”
Entry fee for the event is $125 per player or $500 per team and includes green fee, cart, tee gifts, range balls, food throughout the course and on-course contests on several holes.
Sponsorships are available via personalized tee signs at $100 each that will feature “Robeisms” imprinted on each along with the sponsor’s name.
The “Robe” will have several unique features for the players. Members of the Ragin’ Cajun golf team will be on selected par-threes and par-fives to hit tee shots and drives for each four-man team, and other special holes with contests and prizes will be set up throughout the course.
A silent auction will also be held during the day at Les Vieux Chenes which will include UL items and memorabilia donated by former Cajun baseball, football and basketball players who played professionally.
“We think this is just going to take off,” Strentz said. “We were looking at maybe 30 teams to start, but so many people have already said they want to help. The word ‘no’ will not come out of our mouths if there is anyone who wants to get involved to thank Robe for everything he’s done for so many of us.”
Information and entry forms are available by contacting Mike Strentz at 337-356-5869 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; Travis Guidry at 337-258-8801 or at email@example.com; Ken Meyers at 337-257-7777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Todd Robertson at 337-371-9084 or at email@example.com.
Entries may also be mailed to The “Robe,” P. O. Box 471, Scott, LA 70583. Checks should be made payable to “The Robe.” Deadline for entries is Aug. 21, or until the field is filled. Because of the anticipated demand for playing spots, no spots can be “held” and only paid entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.