meet the ORGANIZER

SATURDAY, JULY 27-  2019

Nik Lapin is a 2003 Alum from the College of Recreation, Sport & Tourism.  An accomplished 15 year sports marketing professional, Nik was asked to join the RST Alumni Advisory Aboard.  During that time, Nik brought up the idea of creating a golf outing (2015) as a fundraiser for the department, that would contribute to the advisory board goal of endowing the 1st RST Alumni Student Scholarship. The event was well-received and Nik decided to continue to run the event - making it an annual thing.


In 2017, Nik decided that he wanted to continue to help the RST program- but in a more direct way targeting aspiring sport management students.  The result was the creation of the Nikolas Lapin Aspiring Sport Professional Endowed Name Scholarship.  Students that have a desire to enter the Sports Management industry will now be able to not only benefit financially, but also have an industry mentor that can provide guidance as students begin their career.


This year will be the fourth year of the Illini RST Celeb-Am Golf Outing.  Since the golf outing inception in 2015, Nik has been able to generate and donate over $31,000 to the RST program. 


To make a tax-deductible contribution to the scholarship fund, CLICK HERE and scroll down for the Nikolas Lapin Aspiring Sport Professional Scholarship Name.