Women’s Basketball To Host 18th Annual Golf Tournament

Head Coach Bill Gibbons

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross women's basketball head coach Bill Gibbons and the rest of his staff will host the 18th annual Crusader Legends Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Green Hill Golf Course in Worcester, Mass. This year's event will honor former guard Anna Kinne Patel '00.

Patel was a four-year letter winner for the Holy Cross women's basketball team, leading the squad to three Patriot League championships. She was selected Most Valuable Player in the Patriot League Tournament twice and was named Patriot League Player of the Year in 1999-2000. During her time at Holy Cross, the Crusaders had an overall record of 88-28 and were 44-4 in the Patriot League. Inducted in the Holy Cross Hall of Fame in 2008, Patel is the school's all-time leader in steals with 333. For her career, she had 1,234 points, 532 assists and 163 three-pointers made. After graduation, she was an assistant coach for the Crusaders for five seasons and helped guide the squad to three NCAA Tournament appearances and one WNIT appearance.

The day will begin with breakfast and registration at 7:30 a.m. followed by the shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. A luncheon will follow the golf tournament to honor Patel. There will also be a silent auction and raffle for those in attendance.

"We are looking forward to our 18th annual Legends Golf Tournament," Gibbons said. "We have changed the venue to beautiful Green Hill Golf Course in Worcester and we are hoping for a big turnout of friends, family and supporters of Holy Cross women's basketball. We are honoring Anna Kinne Patel, one of the all-time great Crusaders and arguably one of the most exciting players that has donned the purple and white. It should be a great day and we are hoping people come out and join us on September 20th!"

Anyone interested in participating in the tournament can sign up for breakfast and golf ($130), breakfast, lunch and golf ($160) or only the luncheon ($30). In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available and can be found on the registration form. Lastly, anyone interested in donating a gift for the raffle or silent auction can do so as well. All proceeds will benefit the Holy Cross women's basketball program.

In order to reserve a foursome, please fill out the registration form as soon as possible. For more information about the tournament, sponsorship or donation, please contact Jennifer Whipple at jwhipple@holycross.edu.

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