UPDATED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:39am
Lorena, TX — A handful of Baylor alumni came together Friday to raise money for financial aid. Kevin Ludlum went to Baylor and now works for the school. He also understands the obstacles current college students face.
“As the cost of tuition continues to go up, we’re going to have to rely on the generosity of alumni and others to support the future generations going though school," said Ludlum.
Many alumni associations like to host golf tournaments to raise money. The group of guys who participated friday weren't interested in swinging clubs.
“There’s a lot of alumni and a lot of them don’t play golf, but they’re very passionate about other things. And this is one of those things that’s fun. It’s very interactive and you don’t have to be a great shot to do it," said Robert Nitsche, Baylor alumnus.
Nitshe participated in The First Annual Baylor Top Shot Clay Competition, hitting 9 of his first 10 targets.
The winner of the competition gets a brand new, Baylor-engraved CZ shotgun. With entry fees and a silent auction, the fundraiser had already raised nearly 30, 000 dollars before the day even began.
“For us its important to give back," said Nitsche. "If you’re not giving back, you’re not really making a difference. If people didn’t give back before I was in school I wouldn’t have gotten to go. Or I wouldn’t have been able to do some of the things I did. If someone wouldn’t have given to them they wouldn’t have had the chance to give to me.”