Timothy Christian School’s second annual Golf Classic, Tee Off For Education, brought in alumni from far and wide. On Friday, September 23, 78 participants putted their way to Warrenbrook Golf Course in Warren, NJ for 18 holes of competitive golfing.
For alumni like Tom Detamore and Glenn Fowler, from the Class of 91’, it was a chance to reconnect with old classmates and teachers, while supporting a TCS education for current students.
“We all got our Christian foundations from Timothy. To see the next generation of kids that are coming after us, or maybe two generations attending Timothy is important,” said Detamore. “It feels like we’re 17 years old again.”
Alumni, alumni parents, parents and friends of Timothy were excited to compete, but more importantly to do it for a good cause; supporting TCS and its vision of equipping children to live productive God-glorifying lives.
“My kids all graduated and we’re grateful that they had the opportunity to go to a Christian school and we want to make sure that other parents have that opportunity,” said Dianne Soucek.
Alum, Caleb Janho, Class of 2010, sees the fruit of attending TCS in his own life.
“It’s great to be able to give back to the people who gave so much to me during an important time. Timothy had a big part in my Christian walk and my Christian faith. Many faculty members had a lot to do with the person I became.”
In its second year, the TCS Golf Classic grew in number of sponsors and golfers. Additional contests added excitement to the day. Food and prize donations totaled $3,000. This year’s Golf Classic raised $9,400 benefiting scholarships, athletics and student programs.
“I thank God for giving us a beautiful day, many generous sponsors, wonderful golfers and terrific volunteers that made it a great day,” beamed Lisa Dyer, Director of Advancement at Timothy.
It was serious competition for many golfers this year. The first place team, Frank and Jimmy Donaruma, Jon Kerr and Danny Aller ended the day with a final score of 56.Just two points shy of that, with a score of 58, were second place winners; Dennis Kotopoulis, Chris Coddington, Richard Teeters and Alex Bernal. Third place winners include Doug MacMillan, Tom MacAllister, Matthew Clayton and Hector Gonzalez with a score of 60.
Awards were given to the longest drive players among the males and females; Drew Elsaesser and Karen Aller. Doug MacMillan won the closest to the pin contest with a distance of 8’11”. Joe Pimentel received the Early Bird Award for being the first to register for this year’s Classic.
Congratulations to all our winners. TCS is thankful to all participants and we look forward to next year’s!