The WUSM Round for Southern Miss Radio, presented by Touchstone Dentistry, will take place Monday, April 24, at the Timberton Golf Club in Hattiesburg. The radio stations largest fundraiser, and one of its most loved events, the golf tournament brings a together a wide range of individuals and businesses in order to raise much needed funds while having a great time.
Not only is WUSM 88.5 FM the only community radio station in the Pine Belt, but also seen by many listeners, as the station with the most unique voice. This year's event chair, Lewis Myrick, Jr., discussed the impact the station has had on his life in a letter to potential sponsors, "WUSM has always been eclectic when it comes to music selection. I'm very thankful that it matured me, that I didn't have to listen to the same songs every hour, that I was introduced to new music."
While WUSM strives to play the best music ever recorded, they also pride themselves on being a strong community partner. Their mission states, "It is both the mission and a legal responsibility of WUSM – FM 88.5 to serve its community. The Station was established to facilitate, support and enhance the University's mission of teaching, training and service. It was also designed to support the activities and programs within the University, local non-profits and the needs of its listeners, volunteers, supporters, sponsors and underwriters. It is a Public Radio Station, whose design is to engage and include students in all areas of station operations."
The golf tournament, brought to you by American Graphics and the Forrest County Board of Supervisors gives those involved at the station the opportunity to spend the day with the people who make a difference by sponsoring, playing, or volunteering at the event.
This year, registration kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with lunch sponsored by Cooperative Energy and Keg & Barrel and live music by Scott Chism and the Better Half sponsored by Robert and Dana Simmons.
Players will tee off at 1:00 p.m., and during their round, will have a chance to win $15,000 in cash sponsored by Newk's Eatery, The Hattiesburg Area Homebuilders, and John W. Lee, Jr. They will also have a chance to compete for $10,000 off a new Infiniti sponsored by Herrin-Gear Infiniti of Jackson, as well as a chance to compete for your shot at $1,000,000 in the Fiesta Bowl Million Dollar Hole-in-One Challenge final round.
The 19th Hole will be open all day for players, sponsors, and guests sponsored by Southern Beverage, Fine Wine & Liquor Loft, and Hattiesburg Coca-Cola, and the event will end with a crawfish boil sponsored by Battery World and Triangle Seafood.
If you would like to participate or become a sponsor for the WUSM Round for Southern Miss Radio, please call the Student Media Center at 601.266.5188.