Notre Dame Women's Basketball Coach Niele Ivey hosts inaugural Golf Classic

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SOUTH BEND, Ind -- Notre Dame women's basketball Coach Niele Ivey hosted her inaugural Ivey Homecourt Classic, a golf outing to help raise money for the Saint Joseph Health System.

Monday’s event was about positively impacting women’s health, the youth, and the underserved community.

Ivey made it a mission to come out and serve her community, with her inaugural golf classic.

Dozens came out to Blackthorn Golf Course to participate and support the second-year head coach.

“It’s so exciting. One thing I wanted to do coming back as head coach was try to impact the community. This south bend community has been so supportive of me as an assistant coach and also as a player. So, this is my way of giving back and basically trying to start something new and fresh and I’m super excited to be here,” said Ivey.

“I’m so proud of Niele and what she’s accomplished already in her short career. It’s great to be out here playing golf, having a fun day, and raising some money,” said former women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw.

The purpose of Ivey’s homecourt classic is to love, serve, and mentor.

Coach Ivey has been a part of the South Bend community since she joined the Notre Dame women’s basketball team as a student-athlete.

Notre Dame football Coach Marcus Freeman attended the event to show his support.

“This is what it’s about. It’s about more than just the sport. More than just what you do and wins and losses. This is about a family and a community coming together to support our young people but support each other,” Freeman.

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