St. Francis Xavier Golf Classic Raises Funds And Fun

By On October 31, 2014

The Sixth Annual St. Francis Xavier Golf Classic took over DeBell Golf Club and course on Friday, October 24. While the kids studied at school, their parents and local businesses hit the links to raise funds for the private Catholic school.

“The Golf Classic is one of St. Francis Xavier’s bigger fundraisers with the proceeds going towards improving the education at St. Francis Xavier School,” commented Rita Recker, Business Manager at St. Francis Xavier.

2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

From left to right: Lisa Matzer, JoDee Geryak, Kelly Ben Miloud and Elaine Wickersheim at the 2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

“Last year’s profits went towards improving the infrastructure of our wifi,” she continued. “We were able to bring fiber optics to the school”

“Each classroom can now run their SmartBoard while at the same time the whole school can utilize iPads, although at the current time only our junior high uses iPads,” Recker went on to say. “Wifi is also available from every corner of our campus. We have had no down time this year with the new improvements.”

Approximately 120 players attended the event, playing a full 18 holes of golf and participating in the putting contest and enjoying cold drinks at the popular margarita hole. Tournament participants enjoyed a buffet in the DeBell Clubhouse, along with the awarding of the prizes.

The Golf Classic raised $10,200 for the school and exceeded expectations, added Recker. Next year’s event is already on the books for Friday, October 23, 2015.

2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

From left to right: Bill Wickersheim, Chris Nappi, Ruel Santos and Jose Rivera at the 2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Classic winners are:

1st Place – 55 – Jim Stanley, David Stanley, Mike Zambo, Erik Adams

2nd Place – 57 – Joe Handy, Jose Robles, Dick Martin, Dick Caffey

3rd Place – 57 – Todd Kehrli, Jim Kehrli, Gary Coffman, James Ratcliff

2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

From left to right: Dr. John Simic, Jim Roope, Chris Augustine and Brett Howard ath the 2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)