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Coach Raises Money to Bring FAMU Golf Team Back to the Green

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Sep 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 19:00:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - The Rattlers will be competing in golf once again. After having the program suspended in June, Florida A&M University's golf team will have the opportunity to participate in a full season.

FAMU suspended the program due to cost savings, but according to the Tallahassee Democrat, Coach Marvin Green said that he raised over $30,000, which did not only bring the program back, but also cover the cost of a ten-tournament schedule.

Green told The Democrat, "We want to be considered a viable and important part of our athletic program. We just want to be something that the whole community is proud of."

Because the team will be back in full swing, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will have a championship tournament this year. Without FAMU the conference would have lost its eligibility to compete in the NCAA Tournament.

The Rattlers will play their first event on Sept. 26 in the Hall of Fame Tournament.