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Alumni, parents, corporate sponsors, and friends have supported the Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic since 1987. Over $3 million has been raised through the outing benefiting Archbishop Molloy High School's scholarship program. These scholarships have impacted many deserving young men and women in need. Whether signing up as a single golfer or a foursome, reserving a sponsorship package, purchasing a journal ad or raffle tickets, volunteering, or making a tax-deductible donation, you can make a significant difference in our students' lives.

UPDATE:

36th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic Grosses Over $370,000!

Photos From Each Course Now Available!

 

Golf 2022

 

On behalf of the Stanner Alumni Center and all of us at Archbishop Molloy High School, we extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who supported the 36th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic on May 2, 2022! Whether you participated as a golfer, corporate sponsor, tennis player, or volunteer, your presence and support made the event a tremendous success.
Once again, we would also like to thank Golf Chair Anthony DiRusso '80 of DiRusso Electric, Honorary Chairs Dean Speranza and Robert Speranza of Nouveau Elevator, our Golf Board, the Kinnier and Gibbons families, and all faculty and staff who helped make this year's outing a success.
We are pleased to announce that this year's Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic grossed over $370,000 in support of education at Molloy! Incoming freshman students and future students entering Molloy will directly benefit from your philanthropy through our scholarship program. We are excited to welcome these Stanners to the Molloy family, and to give them the tools they need to succeed "not for school, but for life."
We are also happy to share photo galleries from each golf course, which you can access by clicking the buttons below. Photos are viewable on Flickr without an account, and individual photos can be downloaded.
Lastly, if you haven't yet, we would like to remind you to please consider completing a quick survey to help us plan the best possible experience for next year's outing. Click the button below to take our survey and share your feedback. Thank you!
 
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SAVE THE DATE:
37th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic
Monday, May 1, 2023
 
 

North Hills

North Hempstead

Garden City

Plandome


 

DiRusso
Thank You!
2022 Golf Chair
Anthony DiRusso '80
Principal, DiRusso Electric
 
Speranzas
Thank You!
2022 Honorary Chairs
Dean Speranza and Robert Speranza
Nouveau Elevator
 
2022 Digital Golf Journal
(Click image below to download)
 
Golf Journal 2022

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The Stanner Golf Classic Board
 
  • Shaun Cheng '04
  • Terence Conley '81
  • John Coster '74
  • Ray Del Maestro (Parent)
  • Frederick Dorgler '81
  • Neal Duffy '93
  • Gino Fazio '81
  • John Fazio '87
  • Jack Foley '71
  • Mark Heinemann '81
  • Jeremiah Howard '79
  • James Jordan '01
  • Richard Karsten '81
  • Craig Katinas '93
  • James Kelly '86
  • Jim Kinnier
  • Paul Krische '81
  • James Lembo
  • Ryan McColgan '93
  • Michael McGuire '81
  • Robert Metzger '88
  • Louis Milo '78
  • Robert O'Donohue '94
  • Joseph Papavero '04
  • A.J. Power '84
  • Matt Rizzotti '04
  • William Rose '96 (Honorary)
  • Gerard Schumm '68
  • Mike Shea '02
  • Chuck Tabone '68
  • Mark Torossian '01
 

A Brief History of the Stanner Golf Classic
 
In the spring of 1987, 25 men representing the faculty and alumni of Archbishop Molloy High School gathered at Rock Hill Golf Club in Manorville. Jim Kinnier, Joe Smith and John Gibbons, also known as “The Three Amigos,” joined alumni from the classes of 1978 and 1979, including Charlie McBride, Joe Howard and Jerry Betts, and set out with a now famous cooler of beer in their golf cart. Initially just a casual outing, the group later realized that this type of event would have been the perfect opportunity to bring more alumni together to support Molloy and its students. They gathered again in 1988 and saw attendance double and money raised. It was clear that a successful annual fundraiser had been born.

Jim Kinnier, the Alumni Director at the time, organized a committee of alumni, faculty and friends to recruit corporate sponsors and recruit golfers to get the outing off the ground. Jim handled the particulars, John Gibbons forged a classy journal to recognize sponsors, and Joe Smith took on the raffle and auctions. An annual chairperson was established to serve as the “MC” for the event, while an honorary chairperson would recognize a loyal member of the Stanner community. Some of the most influential honorary chairs over the years include former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly ’59 and New York Post sports columnist Peter Vecsey ’61. Today the committee, known as the Golf Board, comprises of alumni, faculty, and parents. Together they work diligently to recruit new golfers and corporate sponsors and to ensure that each aspect of the outing meets a standard that reflects Molloy’s deepest traditions.

In 2008, Tom Bradley ’74 established the John Gibbons Alumni Golf Trophy in honor of the late teacher and outing co-founder. The trophy would be awarded to the foursome from each course (which must include at least one alumnus) with the lowest score. The Stanner Golf Classic has grown each and every year, with new and familiar faces alike making an impact.

Thanks to the efforts of the golf board, particularly Jerry Schumm ‘68, Gino ‘81 and John Fazio ‘87, Bill Rose ‘96 (Honorary), Lou Milo ‘76, and the late Joe Gordon ‘64, corporate sponsorship has been a big part of making the day a success. Today the Stanner Golf Classic annually hosts over 250 golfers between two private courses on Long Island.
 
The generosity of our community has helped Molloy raise over $3 million in scholarship support since “The Three Amigos” first established this important tradition.