The Golf Classic Nets More than $82K for Stepping Stones

Date posted: June 13, 2019

Golf-classic-niagara-bottling WEBStepping Stones’ 18th annual Golf Classic was presented by Niagara Bottling and netted more than $82,500 for programs serving individuals with disabilities. 

On Monday, June 10, tournament chair Steve Mennen welcomed more than 180 guests at O’Bannon Creek Golf Club for a beautiful day of golf and surprises. The golf outing featured both a morning and afternoon flight, as well as exciting hole challenges for the opportunity to win luxury prizes, course tastings, a premier raffle and more.

The day began with delicious breakfast burritos by Vital Farms before golfers teed off in the morning flight. On the course, players competed to win longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests while enjoying a variety of course tastings, including fresh mimosas! Following the morning flight, golfers returned to the clubhouse for live-music by musician Edward Liu and a delicious lunch provided by The Beerded Pig food truck.

During the afternoon flight, the fun continued with 27 teams competing to win course contests and enjoying craft beer tastings by 50 West Brewing Co. and Graeter’s ice cream. Mid-way through the afternoon flight, golfers were delighted by the arrival of Palermo’s Screamin’ Sicilian pizza. The food truck kindly traveled all the way from Wisconsin to support the event.

Thank You for the Support

After all afternoon flight teams completed their round of golf, everyone relaxed in the clubhouse with a seated dinner that included award announcements and raffle drawings. Golf Classic event chair and Stepping Stones’ board member Steve Mennen also thanked the day’s guests for their thoughtful support of our programs serving individuals with disabilities.

“It’s hard for me to describe the benefit Stepping Stones has in the community – it’s phenomenal,” shared Mennen. “The way the organization functions and the strength of their programs is really a wonderful thing to witness. We are so thankful for your support!”

Stepping Stones congratulates all of the days winners and thanks everyone for being a part of such a wonderful occasion. Special thanks to our major sponsors, including presenting sponsor Niagara Bottling, platinum sponsor The Rendigs Foundation, scorecard sponsor Edgewell Private Brands and dinner sponsor The Kraft Heinz Company.

Congratulations to The Golf Classic Winners:

1st Place Morning Team:
Todd Block, Price McLane, Jaime Masters and George Musekamp

1st Place Afternoon Team:
Dave Eltringham, Matt Eltringham, Thad Reinhard and Mike Wietzman

2nd Place Morning Team:
Andy Lallathan, Adam Morton, Charlie Rittgers and Josh Sillies

2nd Place Afternoon Team:
Scott Gift, Justin Lenox, Brian Newland and Stephen Zacour

Longest Drive Contest Winners:
Men’s Winner: Tim Goss
Women’s Winner: Alicia Lawrence

Richter & Phillips Closest-to-the-Pin Winner:
Bryan Schapman

Jaguar Land Rover Cincinnati Closest-to-the-Pin Winner:
Mark Everingham, Jr.




Enjoy pictures of the 2019 Golf Classic, below!:

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