Golf Tourney an Ace for the Goodwin College Foundation

From the golfers to the scholarship recipients, few Goodwin College events generate as much goodwill and fun as the annual golf tournament. This year’s event was certainly no exception, with over $100,000 raised to benefit students and help them excel.

Michael Ekstrom, grandson of Augie & Ray's owner Ernie Hutt, juggles a golf ball at the end of a club.

Michael Ekstrom, grandson of Augie & Ray’s owner Ernie Hutt, juggles a golf ball at the end of a club. Photo by Charissa Bass, Goodwin College.

“This is the type of event that benefits everyone involved,” said Raymond Solomson Sr., a member of the Goodwin College Board of Trustees and co-chair for the Gold Tournament. “The golfers have a great day out on the course, the volunteers generate so much goodwill for the College, and our students receive scholarships that will help them achieve great things at Goodwin College and beyond.

“There’s a reason this tournament is always so successful, and it’s the collaboration between all who are involved,” Solomson continued. “Again this year more than $100,000 was raised for the Goodwin College Foundation, which will be used to provide scholarships to our students.”

The 8th Annual Goodwin College Foundation Golf Tournament was a rousing success, held on Wednesday, September 18, at the Topstone Golf Course in South Windsor. A full field of players had a gorgeous day on the links, with a cloudless sky setting the backdrop for the competition.

“I don’t know how we keep getting away with days like this,” said Goodwin College President Mark Scheinberg as he opened the festivities.

The winning foursome, flanked by Golf Tournament Co-Chair Raymond Solomson Sr, and College President Mark Scheinberg.

The winning foursome – Gene DeJohm, Ben DeJohn, Jim Tallberg, and Frank Morse – flanked by Golf Tournament Co-Chair Raymond Solomson Sr, and College President Mark Scheinberg. Photo courtesy of Muldoon Photography.

The tournament is the largest annual fundraiser for the Goodwin College Foundation. Foursomes of golfers play 18 holes, with the winning team receiving a trophy engraved with the names of all the past champions. There where repeat champs this year, with the group of Gene DeJohn, Ben DeJohn, Jim Tallberg, and Frank Morse victorious. Gene DeJohn is the husband of Goodwin alum and Board of Trustee member Merilee DeJohn.

Following the tournament, the College held a banquet at Topstone for all the participants, as well as a handful of students receiving scholarships through the Goodwin College Foundation. Nursing students Regina Giudice and Diana Hamilton were awarded respective $4,000 Goodwin College Foundation Endowed Scholarships. Business student Michael Hemingway received the Augie & Ray’s Milk Bar Scholarship, which is worth $1,000.

For more photos of the Golf Tournament, please visit our Flickr album.

Michael Hemingway, winner of the Augie & Ray's scholarship, gets a pat and advice from restaurant owner and presenter Ernie Hutt.

Michael Hemingway, winner of the Augie & Ray’s scholarship, gets a pat and advice from restaurant owner and presenter Ernie Hutt. Photo courtesy of Muldoon Photography.

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Posted on September 26, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. beautiful picture of M. Hemingway and E. Hutt

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