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Letter: Golf outing thanks

To the Editor:

Thank you to St. Patrick Men’s Club Annual Golf Outing Sponsors and participants.

On Aug. 20 we held the 18th Annual St. Patrick Parish Men’s Club Golf Outing at Blackberry Oaks. The outing was started to raise money for our scholarship fund. Every year scholarships are awarded to students attending Catholic grade school and high school.

This year we were able to award two $500 scholarships to grade school students and one $1,500 to a high school student. Congratulations to this years winners: Emma Kavulich, Matthew Silva and Karianne Hoban.

It takes a team to put together such a wonderful event. This year's golf committee team consisted of Dennis Donnellan, Mike Pfeiffer, Bob Tracy, Larry DeBord, Greg Kraber and Tom Larson.

Volunteers Carole Crum, Carol Pfeiffer, Kathy Zbella, Pat Engelhardt, Julie Kraber, Stannette Kraber, Miguel d’Escoto and Laura Zbella did a great job with the registration and raffle prizes.

Thanks to the staff at Blackberry Oaks and Kennedy Pointe Restaurant for the great job hosting the event. Everyone enjoyed the golf course and the food.

I would like to express my deep appreciation to all the sponsors, especially our Emerald Sponsors: d’Escoto Inc and VVF of Illinois. This years hole sponsors were: Artlip & Sons, Inc; Central Sod Farms; DeBord Asset Consulting; Gruber & Kostal, DDS; Hergenhahn Insurance; Kendall Pointe Dental; Knights of Columbus Council 12172 and Council 14463; Mike & Denise’s Bar & Grill; Nelson Funeral Home; Mike & Nancy Knutson; Portage Park Consultants; The Water Wagon and Yorkville Ace Hardware. Leprechaun sponsors were: Bob Tracy and Yorkville Liquors. Allstate Insurance agent Kevin Rouse sponsored the hole in one event and Gjovik Auto Group provided the car. Barry Busa; Deacon Dale; Jimy Zbella; Mike Engelhardt; The Olive Gallery; Blackstone Grill; Pepe’s; The Water Wagon; Logo Shirt Factory; NCG Cinema; Bellagio Nails; Kennedy Pointe Restaurant and Blackberry Oaks G.C. provided items for the raffle prizes.

Lastly, thank you to the golfers and those who attended the scholarship dinner. We hope to see you all again next year.

Jim Zbella

2017 Golf Chairman


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