17th Annual Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s
Invitational Golf Tournament
The 17th Annual Memorial Invitational fundraiser was held July 21, 2013 at Fowler’s Mill Golf Club. One hundred sixty golfer
and sports celebrities enjoyed a sunshine- filled day of golf. A continental breakfast with donuts supplied by Raised & Glazed Donuts
of Bainbridge and bagels supplied by Einstein Bagels of Chagrin Falls, complimented with various juices and coffee, was enjoyed by the
golfers. Cold fruit, supplied by Heinen’s and cold drinks and water supplied by PepsiAmericas, and five Kegs of Beer supplied by the
Yoder Foundation, was enjoyed by the golfers on the course throughout play.
Golfers were challenged on two Par Three holes for a Hole-in-One to win automobiles courtesy of Ed Babcock of Junction Auto Sales and Pete Kepich of Kepich Ford. Six golfers attempted to win the $25,000 Shootout – Sadly, no winners.
Following golf, everyone enjoyed Cheese and crackers, compliments of Great Lakes Cheese Company. Two hundred fifty dinner guests enjoyed a Buffet dinner in the Pete Dye dining room featuring Carved roast beef with horseradish, roasted garlic and au jus; Chicken baked with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms & wine, herb-roasted redskins, green beans, a Classic house salad, warm rolls, Family-style dessert selections and homemade oatmeal raisin cookies baked by Leah Funk were centered on the tables.
Coach Sam Rutigliano gave and inspirational and motivational talk to the twenty scholarship recipients attending the dinner. The Raffle, Grid Board game and the Silent and Live auctions were completely sold out. The 17th Memorial Invitational fundraiser was an unqualified success; we were able to raise more than $37,000 after expenses for the scholarship fund. Our heartfelt thanks to all that participated and contributed to the success of the scholarship fundraiser.
Special thanks to the more than forty volunteers who made the event run smoothly.
SPORTS CELEBRITIES ATTENDING:
Coach Sam Rutigliano - Cleveland Browns, Guest Speaker
Ernie Kellermann - Cleveland Browns
Jamie Caleb - Cleveland Browns
Kevin Mack - Cleveland Browns
Greg Pruitt - Cleveland Browns
Reggie Langhorne - Cleveland Browns
Jim Kanicki - Cleveland Browns
Sam Palumbo - Cleveland Browns
Dave Wohlabaugh - Cleveland Browns
Hanford Dixon - Cleveland Browns
Rod Morris - San Francisco 49ers
Otto Orf - Cleveland Crunch
Zoran Karic - Cleveland Force
Hector Luis Marinaro - Cleveland Force
Bobby DiBiasio - Cleveland Indians
Kurt Allerman – St Louis Cardinals
John Thierry – Chicago Bears
Thank you for making our mission – to celebrate the lives of two young men, and their legacy to help the young men and women pursue their dreams of a higher education – a reality.
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The Foundation has reluctantly decided to suspend
the Baseball Championship charity event.
We feel that the current economic conditions
have limited the number of teams that are able to participate.