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Golf Raises $73,000

September 11, 2018
By Deb Daley

More than $73,000 was raised at Mercy High School’s 27th Annual Driving for Excellence Golf Fest on September 10.  The event supports the school’s Negotiated Tuition program which provides tuition assistance to students based on each family’s unique needs and income.  More than 82 percent of families benefit from this program and $1.8 million is distributed annually.

With 184 golfers playing, the tourney featured a four-person scramble with a noon shotgun start.  To help offset costs for the event, 39 generous sponsors and patrons provided support.  J. Skinner Baking Company sponsors the annual golf outing.  Other premiere sponsors are O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc., PI Midwest, and TD Ameritrade.   

Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM, President of Mercy High School, thanked the group for their participation and reminded them about the importance of raising money for the Negotiated Tuition Program.
“Your investment in Mercy has an impact.  Our graduates are confident, compassionate Women of Mercy who know how to get things done and will make an impact in our community,” she said. 

First place finishers in women’s, mixed, and men’s teams were:
Women’s: Emily Gonderinger ’09, Christine Gonderinger ’12, Jesse Gonderinger Sullivan ’05, and Jackie Roseland. 
Mixed: Patrick Bresnahan,
Kathy Burnham, Bobby Knowles and Annie Messersmith. 
Men’s: Bob Tatten, Nick Vondrak, Bob Gonderinger and Morgan Strattan.

To see photos from this year’s tourney click here.