A BIG THANK YOU TO THE GOLFERS, SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING OUR 27th ANNUAL GOLF OUTING A HUGE SUCCESS!
Over eighty golfers teed off for a good cause on Monday, October 1, participating in the 27th Annual Loyola Jesuit Center Golf Outing in memory of Fr. Harvey Haberstroh, S.J. at Springbrook County Club in Morristown. This year’s event raised $30,000 which will help Loyola continue its Free Will Offering approach of accepting donations of any size for its retreats and providing retreats for the less fortunate, those combatting homelessness and addiction and those in recovery at no charge.
Golfers enjoyed a picture-perfect day on the links, a delicious brunch, cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auction and an awards ceremony.
This year’s honoree was Dan Kraft of Livingston, a fifty-year retreatant and golfer whose love and dedication to the Loyola mission has transformed countless lives.
“We are blessed to have such loyal golfers and supporters each year,” said Renee Owens, Director of the Work, Loyola Jesuit Center. “We thank Springbrook Country Club (SBCC) for hosting our event for the first time this year. Springbrook was the perfect site for our golf outing because the property used to be part of the original estate of Loyola Jesuit Center which was owned by Robert Foote. In 1921, Mr. Foote sold one-hundred and sixty acres to a group of Morristown businessmen who established SBCC, which then opened in 1922. In 1927, the remainder of his estate was donated to the Society of Jesus. Loyola Jesuit Center has been serving the community without ever turning anyone away for ninety-one years.”
The following sponsors were recognized during the evening’s festivities for their financial support:
Event Sponsor — Frank and Marianne Diassi of Far Hills; Mr. Diassi is the founder and chairman of two prominent businesses here in New Jersey, Unicorn HRO and Amerlux, LLC.
Awards Sponsor — Walter Pardo, coordinator of Ignatian Retreats at Loyola for those combatting homelessness and addiction
Beverage Cart Sponsor — Jim and Colette Mongey, founders of Dublin Pub in Morristown
Special Sponsor — Nancy Singer of Warren, in memory of her husband, Sam Singer, golfer and Loyola board member
Special Sponsor — J.R. Prisco, Inc. General Construction and Engineering in Summit
Putting Green Sponsor — MP Consulting Services, LLC in Wall Township and Swedesboro
“While modern technology has brought countless innovations into our lives, Americans continue to work longer hours than ever before; take fewer vacations; spend less time with their families—and devote a minute fraction of that time for themselves to reflect on what is really important. So we thank our generous sponsors for supporting an institution like Loyola, which opens its doors to all, as a tranquil place for self-reflection, spiritual healing and support. It is this type of renewal that builds stronger families and communities.”
A BIG THANK YOU TO:
We thank God first and foremost for a giving us a beautiful day and a wonderful turnout.
All of our Sponsors for their generous financial support
Springbrook Country Club in Morristown for hosting us
All of the golfers who came out to play
All of those who participated in the Super 50/50 Raffle, Silent and Live Auctions
All of the attendees for coming to our event and dinner
Dan Kraft for graciously agreeing to be this year’s honoree
The Golf Committee for all the hard work and dedication that made this day possible: Nina Androski, Timothy Brunnock, Esq., Maryann Cocoziello, Mr. Charles Kelchner, Co-Chair, Majella LoBello, Renee Owens, Rev. Kirk Reynolds, S.J. William Rojack, Co-Chair, Marcia Rose
All of our volunteers especially Teresa Elko, John Owens and Rosario Carmona