Rain Held Off for Annual Golf Outing
Some thought the annual golf outing would have been cancelled due to all the rain we experienced before the event, but our prayers were answered & we awoke to a day of sunshine!
Grantwood Golf Course in Solon held another great outing on Friday, June 28. The golfers loved the purple coolers with a gold charging lion they were given as they arrived at the course.
The Winking Lizard has been serving our outings for close to 20 years. Jeff and his crew cooked delicious hamburgers and sausage sandwiches for lunch. After golf, another tasty chicken and rib dinner was enjoyed by everyone in the indoor banquet room.
A 50/50 raffle was held with prizes given away. A special thank you to Paul Ertel ’71 who each year donates gift certificates for cruises from the Nautica Queen.
Congratulations to the winning team – Bob Eirons, Paul Kolb ’71, Dave Murphy ’66 and Jeff Porter ’71. They took home first place by shooting 11 under par with a score of 60. They each received a plaque from Minotas Trophies and a Dicks Sporting Goods gift card.
The golf outing event is our only fundraiser for our alumni association. This year we raised over $11,500 and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our hole sponsors. Mike D’Amato ’79, owner of Nissan of North Olmsted, sponsored a sign on every hole – “Are you Kiddin’ Me!” Every donation is greatly appreciated. The monies raised keeps our alumni going strong.
We would like to thank everyone who volunteered to sell 50/50 tickets, hand out gifts and help with the skins game – Ben Carlozzo ’71, Rick Cavolo ’74, Frank Hlad ’68, Chris Lynch ’75, Joe Nista ’64, Nick Restifo ’69 and Terry Wise ’77.
Sue Wise takes on this event each year and works long hours to make sure everything runs smoothly. The golfers know and appreciates all of her hard work and took up a special collection for her. Sue was very humbled for this gesture and thanked everyone for the gift.
Please mark your calendar for Friday, June 26, 2020 for next year’s outing at Grantwood Golf Course. We hope to see you there!