Over seventy golfers teed-off for a good cause on Monday, September 30, participating in the 28th Annual Loyola Jesuit Center Golf Outing in memory of Fr. Harvey Haberstroh, S.J. at Springbrook County Club in Morristown. Funds raised 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 auction and an awards ceremony.

This year’s honoree was James P. Penders of Madison, a fifty-two 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. Springbrook is 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: 

Awards Sponsor — Christ The King Church, New Vernon, NJ

Beverage Cart Sponsor — Tom Dolan

Putting Green Sponsor — Stephen Penders, Command Financial

Jesuit Dinner Sponsors — James (Jim) Baratte, Susan Abely, Jack Needham, Michael Mortorano, Philip Boggia

Media Sponsor — TAPinto, a network of more than 90 independently owned and operated local news websites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.  Based in New Providence, New Jersey, TAPinto.net is one of the largest online local news gathering operations in New Jersey

Hole Sponsors — Church of Christ the King, DREAMHOUSEVACATION.COM, Fette Ford, Fr. Shealy Retreat Group, GOD ANSWERS KNEE MAIL…(Wally Pardo & ISP Men’s Group), The Grand Cafe, Morristown, NJ, Knights of Columbus Archibishop Thomas J. Walsh Council, Knights of Columbus Council #1736, Lumen Institute, TAPinto, Midland Paper, New York Labor, Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Maywood, NJ, Rojack Family, Semple Bixel Associates, Inc., Seton Hall Prepatory School, Sphere Construction Group LLC –Thomas Vitiello Managing Member, St. Catharine Glen Rock, St. Vincent Martyr Church, The Caron Family in memory of Jim Caron, The Church of the Assumption BVM, The Kelchner Family, The Manahan Family –Jay, Erin, Caitlin and John, The Penders Family of Westfield, The Vander Meulen Family and Trinity Financial Strategies, Timothy J. Brunnock, Esq. 

Other Golf Sponsors — Rios Engraving, Kathleen McKenna and Tom Trezza of Physical Therapy Services, Morristown, NJ

“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.”



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

Smythe Volvo, Sean Flanagan, Vice President for donating the car for our Hole-In-One Contest

Grand Stand Sports and Memorabilia, Inc. for providing a great silent auction and donating time and talent to be present during the evening and for handling every aspect of the auction including set up, check out and clean up!  

Auction Providers — Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar, Brian Watts, Dublin Pub & Molly Malones, Echo Lake Golf Club, Full-Time Fitness, Joseph Leone’s Italian Specialties & Catering, Madison Hotel, Paul A. LeJeune PGA Professional, Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille, Somerset Hills Country Club, Spring Brook Country Club, The Grand Cafe, The Kelchner Family, Tim Brunnock and Trinity Financial Strategies 

All of the golfers who came out to play

All of those who participated in the Super 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction

All of the attendees for coming to our event and dinner

Jim Penders 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., George Hayes,  Charles Kelchner, Co-Chair, Helen Le Frois, Matthew LeJeune, Majella LoBello, Renee Owens, William Rojack, Co-Chair, Brian Watts

All of our volunteers especially Teresa Elko, John Owens, Rosario Carmona, Fr. John Brandi, Fr. Kirk Reynolds, Fr. George Collins, Fr. Steve Pugliese, Fr. Tom Marciniak

Our Board of Trustees for coming out to support this event

Photos from our 2019 Golf Outing Event