Amherst Community to Hold "Andrew O'Brien Stand Up and Play Golf Fundraiser"

Contact: Justin Long

Andrew O'Brien '13

AMHERST, Mass. – On Thursday, Apr. 26, the Amherst College community will hold the Andrew O’Brien Stand Up and Play Golf Fundraiser in an effort to help one its students get back out on the golf course.

Andrew O’Brien ’13 was an avid golfer prior to becoming paralyzed as a young man. He has been working toward his Bachelor of Arts degree at Amherst over the past few years and has become one of the Athletic Department’s biggest fans.  

The Stand Up and Play Foundation is supporting Amherst’s efforts to purchase Andrew a “paramobile,” an innovative machine that would enable him to return to his days of playing golf. (View photos and a demonstration of the “paramobile.")

The Andrew O’Brien Stand up and Play Golf Fundraiser will feature 16 teams of five participating in a nine-hole scramble at the Amherst Golf Club. The cost to participate is $25 per person, but donations of any amount can be made to support the effort, and individual holes can be sponsored for $100.

Amherst's students, varsity teams, faculty and staff will be attending the event, but all members of the Amherst community are welcome to participate. With enough support, the O'Brien family will be able to purchase a "paramobile" so that Andrew can return to playing golf on a regular basis.

More details and information regarding registration can be found below. Please contact Michelle Morgan, Amherst's Senior Woman Administrator and women's golf head coach, if you have any further questions.


Event Details
The tournament will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 26 at Amherst Golf Club.
Thursday, May 3 will serve as a rain date, as well as a possible second tournament date.

Tournament Format
The tournament will feature 16 teams of five in a scramble format.

How to Register
Please contact Michelle Morgan, Amherst women's golf head coach, if you would like to register.

How to Make a Donation
If you are unable to participate in the tournament but would still like to make a donation, checks can be made out to "O'Brien Stand Up and Play Tournament" and sent to Michelle Morgan at the following address:

Michelle Morgan
Amherst College Athletics
Alumni Gymnasium
P.O. Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002

Please contact Michelle Morgan if you are interested in sponsoring a hole ($100 per hole).
Please include the name that you would like to include on the hole sign.

Stand Up and Play Foundation
More information about the "paramobile" and the Stand Up and Play Foundation can be found here.