ORANGEBURG, SC (June 2, 2022) – The Claflin University Department of Athletics will host its second annual Paws Up Golf Classic at the Lake Marion Golf Club on July 8, 2022. The Classic will offer opportunities for both individuals and teams to compete in a tournament at the beautiful Lake Marion Golf Club along with a host of special guests including several former professional athletes.

The event is poised to become one of the premier events of the year for Claflin athletics. With celebrity guests including several former NFL players Nick Collins, Dwayne Harper, and Chris Canty, along with others. The second annual PAWSUP Golf Classic will open on a high note with a reception on Thursday evening where all the special guests will be in attendance.

The highlight of the Classic will be the golf tournament on Friday, July 8th. The tournament will be comprised of two flights which will each feature a champion and a runner-up. There will also be a prize offered for the men’s longest drive, the women’s longest drive, and the closest to the pin.

The second annual Paws Up Golf Classic is a fundraising effort in support of Claflin University athletics and its student-athletes. There is a $125 entry fee for individual players and a $500 fee for four-person teams. Registration for the second annual Paws Up Golf Classic will begin at 8:00 a.m., Friday, July 8th with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 PAWSUp Golf Classic are also available. There are currently five levels for sponsorship. To register to participate in the tournament or to sign on as a sponsor, visit

For more information on sponsorship and/or registration for the 2022 PAWSUp Golf Classic, contact Priscilla Cramer at (803) 535-5504 or by email at

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