Register for Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open Event

AMES, Iowa -- With the registration deadline a week away, organizers of the Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open say a few team spots remain for the golf portion of the July 19 event. Anyone interested in attending the event needs to register by July 5, according to Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) director John Mabry.

“Our golf team limit is 32 teams, and we have a limited number of openings left,” Mabry said. “We need to finalize our meal count from both the golfers and non-golfers, and encourage people to register soon to ensure their spots for the day’s events.”

Golfers will gather at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames for a 10 a.m. shotgun start, followed by evening events at 4 p.m. at the Moore Memorial Park shelter. The evening events include a social time, dinner, awards program and recognition of the winners of the Lauren Christian undergraduate and graduate scholarships for 2012. Proceeds from the day’s events go to the Lauren L. Christian Endowment which provides financial support for students and continued swine and pork educational opportunities through Iowa State.

The registration form is available online at the IPIC website. The cost of the golf tournament and all associated activities is $85 per person, or $340 per four-person team. Those who want to attend only the reception, dinner and auction may register for $25 per person. Those registering for the entire day need to indicate whether they plan to stay for the evening meal. For more information, contact IPIC by phone at 515-294-4103 or by email at