The Golf Classic — Presented by Niagara Bottling
On Monday, June 11th, 160 golfers hit the green to support Stepping Stones at The Golf Classic!
The 17th annual event was held at O’Bannon Creek Golf Club in Loveland and netted more than $83,000 to support programs for people with disabilities.
It was a full day of fun and excitement, including mimosa and Fifty West Brewing Co. beer tastings sponsored by Cappy’s Wine & Spirits at hole 18, fresh-off-the-grill breakfast sandwiches in the morning by Patrick Shiels and a pizza and pasta lunch by Pizza Hut in the afternoon. Golfers also supported Stepping Stones by participating in a raffle and entering to win a selection of raffle packages, including 4 club seats to an upcoming FC Cincinnati game, a custom made sports coat by Romualdo Bespoke Tailoring, a bourbon basket, golf packages and more.
On the course, morning and afternoon flight golfers also enjoyed exciting hole challenges with luxury prizes. Jaguar and Land Rover Cincinnati sponsored a Closest-to-the-Pin challenge where golfers competed for the chance to win $1,000 cash and a weekend Jaguar lease. Congratulations to the winner Bill Sherman.
Following the afternoon flight, golfers relaxed at the club house and celebrated the day with a prime rib dinner and prize announcements. During the awards banquet, everyone also enjoyed special guest Marvin Dejean. Marvin’s son Sebastien attends our popular Summer Day Camp and Saturday Club programs and he spoke movingly about the impact Stepping Stones has had on his family’s lives.
On behalf of other parents, Marvin delivered heartfelt appreciation to the Golf Classic guests for supporting an organization that plays such an important role in so many lives.
Stepping Stones thanks all of the generous tournament sponsors, attendees and partners for joining us for a wonderful day and making the 2018 Golf Classic a record success. Special thanks to presenting sponsor Niagara Bottling and player gifts sponsor Republic Plastics.
Winners of the 2018 Golf ClassicWinning Morning Foursome
John Borchers, Jr., Aaron Haslam, Jack Oliver and Chad Wilson
Winning Afternoon Foursome
Bill McCarthy, Jon Friedmann, Patrick Shiels and Bill Stacey
Longest Drive Contest Winners
Female Winner: Anne Shanahan
Male Winner: RJ Foltz
Jaguar Land Rover Cincinnati
Closest-to-the-Pin Contest Winner
Richter & Phillips
The Golf Classic 2018 Planning Committee
Committee Chair Steve Mennen, The Kroger Company
John Borchers, Jr., Roehr Insurance Agency
Jeff Caley, Eggland’s Best
Jonathan Friedmann, Supply Post Business Products
Joe Heller, Fifth Third Bank
Raj Patel, Comey & Shepherd
Patrick Shiels, Cornerstone Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
See Pictures from the 2018 Golf Classic, Below!