Take It Easy Open July 29

The Media School Report • May 11, 2017
From left, John Schwarb, Tom Biersdorfer, JR Ross, Greg Bardonner and Brad Watts.
From left, John Schwarb, Tom Biersdorfer, JR Ross, Greg Bardonner and Brad Watts are among the friends who started the golf open in memory of their friend, John M. Jackson. (Audrie Osterman | The Media School)

Play golf and contribute to a scholarship fund at the 17th annual Take It Easy Open golf outing July 29 at Arrowhead Golf Course in Greenfield.

The event will feature raffle prizes, including a basketball signed by Indiana University men’s coach Archie Miller, and other awards to recognize excellent play and low team score. Participants also will have a chance to with $10,000 for a hole-in-one.

Proceeds fund the John M. Jackson Memorial Scholarship, which honors the life of Jackson, an IU senior who was editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student the summer before he died of a brain aneurysm.

The friends who founded the group, “the TEO boys,” include Jackson’s classmates John Schwarb, Brad Watts, JR Ross, Tom Biersdorfer and Greg Bardonner.

Since the first TEO golf outing in 2001, the event has raised more than $60,000 for scholarships, and the group aims to raise $100,000 by 2020.

Get involved:

  • Register your group of four by July 21 to pay an entry fee of $80, or pay $85 to register after that date.
  • Registration includes green fees, a golf cart, a lunch buffet and a $27 donation.
  • Those who don’t want to play but want to attend may purchase tickets for $10 for the lunch. Children 12 and under eat for free.
  • Make checks payable to IU Foundation/The Media School. Cash payments will not be accepted.