Remembering Celia Barquin Arozamena

The Iowa Golf Association and the entire golf community in and around the state wish to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Celia Barquin Arozamena. She was an outstanding amateur golfer with a terrific career ahead of her.

In addition to Celia’s family and friends, we cannot help but think about everyone in the Iowa State men’s & women’s golf programs, the ISU athletics department, and the members and staff at Coldwater Golf Links. To have this type of unspeakable, senseless tragedy happen on a golf course, where we all have spent so much time, makes it that much worse. Please keep all those affected by this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.

Late yesterday, it was made public that the family has established an official memorial fund. It is named the “Remembering Celia Memorial Fund” and those monies will be directed to Celia’s family to be used to honor her memory. We realize many of you did not know Celia personally, however, as a golfer, you are probably still feeling some connection. We thought to send out information on ways to express your sympathy and thoughts was appropriate.

If you wish to contribute monetarily, checks should be made payable to the “Remembering Celia Memorial Fund” and directed to:
First National Bank
c/o Remembering Celia Memorial Fund
405 Fifth Street
Ames, IA 50010.

IGA staff has spoken with ISU representatives and have learned that while the family would appreciate any donations to the above fund, reading memorials or memories about Celia is really what would mean the most to them. Even if you did not know her personally (which is most of us), we are all golfers and share the connection of the love & passion for the game that she certainly had, so even a note expressing sympathy from a fellow golfer would be more than appropriate and much appreciated.

In this regard, the cards or letters can be sent in her memory to:
Remembering Celia
P.O. Box 46
Ames IA 50010

Finally, consider the next time you play a round of golf, just take a moment to think about Celia and how much she loved and cherished the game. We are certain her, her friends and her family would appreciate that.

Best in golf,

-IGA Board of Directors & Staff

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