STORRS, Conn. --- The UConn men's golf team will play host to 15 other teams and nine individual golfers this weekend as it stages the Til Duty Is Done Collegiate Invitational at the Lake Of Isles North Course in North Stonington, Conn.
The tournament is named in honor of the Til Duty Is Done organization, a non-profit company based in Connecticut, with the goal of providing safe, secure and stable housing for returning veterans while they participate in skilled labor training programs and then aid in finding employment. Til Duty Is Done's aim is to reduce homelessness and unemployment among veterans and help with reintegration.
Many of the volunteers helping to run the tournament will be military veterans and members of the Til Duty Is Done organization will be on hand.
Besides UConn, teams from Binghamton, Bryant, Central Connecticut, Canisius, Fairfield, Fordham, Hartford, Holy Cross, LIU-Brooklyn, Sacred Heart, Siena, Saint Peter's, Towson, UMass-Lowell and Rhode Island will be included in the tournament, as well as nine players playing as individuals.
Following a practice round on Friday, tournament play for the 89-player field will begin Saturday morning in 29 groups of threesomes and foursomes. The two-round tourney will conclude on Sunday.
"Til Duty Is Done is humbled by the University of Connecticut golf team's desire to name this year's invitational tournament in our honor," said John Nash, the founder and chairman of TDID. "This is another fine example of UConn's commitment to serve our nation's veterans."
The tournament is the next to last event on UConn's regular-season schedule. The Huskies will compete in the Yale Spring Invitational on April 18-19 at The Golf Course at Yale in New Haven, then journey to the Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Fla., on April 26-29 to take part in The American Conference Championship.