The 10th annual Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College “Puddin’” Haney Golf Classic will be held April 16 at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Broken Arrow.

In 2002, J.V. “Puddin’” Haney, a 1954 alumnus of NEO A&M, got a group of alumni together to play golf and to raise money for scholarships. Today NEO has raised over $30,000 for scholarships.

The “Puddin’” Classic is changing the lives of students at NEO for a lifetime. Haney is once again serving as the event's chairman.

This year, organizers are reaching out to participants to create a partnership between their high school and NEO A&M College. Organizers are asking potential participants to put together a four-person team to represent their school in the golf classic.

Since spring can be a busy time for coaches and schools, participating schools can be represented by parents of students, booster club members, or individuals in the community who have a desire to help their school.

In addition to a round of golf at Meadowbrook, a wonderful lunch and exciting door prizes, each team will also receive a $1,000 scholarship for their school.

This scholarship can be awarded to a student of the participating team’s choice, who will be attending NEO A&M College in the fall of 2012. If needed, this scholarship could be split between two NEO students at $500 each.

As an additional bonus, since spring in Oklahoma can be less than predictable, rain check vouchers will be awarded to each player in the event of a cancellation due to the weather.

Thanks to Meadowbrook Country Club, the voucher will guarantee a round of golf at a future time convenient for each player.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. With lunch is at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The faculty and administration at NEO appreciate the support and look forward to having students from area schools on campus next fall.

For more information, or to receive registration forms or information about NEO, contact Lisa Severe at lsevere@neo.edu or (918) 540-6327.