COLORADO SPRINGS. For the 42nd year, St. Mary’s High School will host its annual Golf Classic on Sept. 17 at Kissing Camels Country Club. This year, Chuck Murphy, a 1954 SMHS graduate, and his wife, Mary Lou, will be honored for their years supporting not only this event, but the school itself. The annual event provides an opportunity for supporters of St. Mary’s to come together for fun and fellowship while raising money to support current and future Pirates.
Each September, more than 100 avid golfers from the Colorado Front Range and beyond gather for the friendly competition. All proceeds from the Golf Classic provide tuition assistance, which provides the children of deserving families, who may not otherwise be able to attend St. Mary’s, with an opportunity to receive a superb Catholic college-prep education. About 35 percent of St. Mary’s students receive some level of tuition assistance.
“Tuition assistance allows St. Mary’s to build on 133 years of excellence and continue educating and training virtuous leaders for our Church and community,” said Rob Rysavy, St. Mary’s president.
Check-in and onsite registration begin at 11:30 am on Sept. 17 at Kissing Camels Country Club, 3320 Mesa Road in Colorado Springs. The day concludes with dinner starting at 5 pm at the Garden of the Gods Club. Online registration is available at www.smhscs.org/golfclassic/.
Those who want to support St. Mary’s mission and would like to get involved, but who aren’t golfers, can support the event by sponsoring part of the event or volunteering. Knowledge of the game of golf is not necessary to volunteer. Tournament sponsorship offers many opportunities for businesses to receive recognition, including having a tee sign with company logo or Family/Class Name on the course; recognition listed in the tournament program; and recognition in St. Mary’s communications with circulation to 4,750 homes. Most of the sponsorship levels also include the registration fee for one or more players.
Volunteers are needed throughout the day to handle everything from setting up the registration area to placing signs on the course to handing out apparel and goodie bags. Volunteer shifts start at 9:30 am and will continue throughout the day. Time spent volunteering at the Golf Classic counts toward required parent service hours.
Mortgage Solutions Financial is once again the title sponsor of the event, and Murphy Constructors will again sponsor the dinner. For more information about the Golf Classic, contact Joe Trechter, St. Mary’s director of Advancement, at email@example.com.
(Amy G. Partain is director of communications for St. Mary’s High School)