Alumni, parents, corporate sponsors, and friends have supported the Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic since 1987. Over $2 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.
34th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic
RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
I hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. Over the past several weeks, the Stanner Alumni Center has been closely following all developments regarding COVID-19. The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority, and in turn we have decided to postpone the 34th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic that was scheduled for May 4, 2020.
The event will now be held on Monday, September 28, 2020. It will be hosted at North Hills Country Club, Garden City Country Club, and North Hempstead Country Club.
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If you already registered for the outing, purchased raffle tickets, or expressed interest in volunteering, we will carry over your arrangements or raffle purchases to the new date. If there are any changes in your availability for the outing or if you have any questions at all, please contact me directly any time at email@example.com or leave a message at 929.446.4470. I am here to help.
The Stanner Alumni Center remains committed to connecting our community, providing high-quality events, and helping our students through Molloy’s outstanding scholarship program. Thank you for all you do for Molloy and our students. We look forward to having a great outing in September. In the meantime, please stay safe and be well.
Matt Rizzotti ‘04 | Alumni Development Officer
Join us on Monday, September 28, 2020 for a great day! Choose between three private courses:
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- Matt Rizzotti '04, Alumni Development Officer
The Stanner Golf Classic Board
2020 Golf Chairs:
Mr. & Mrs. James and Carissa Jordan
Class of 2001 and Class of 2004
2020 Golf Honorary Chairs:
Mr. Ed Murray and Mr. Jason Gouskos
- 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
Digital Golf Journals (Click thumbnails below to download)
2019 Golf Journal
2018 Golf Journal
2017 Golf Journal
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 $2 million in scholarship support since “The Three Amigos” first established this important tradition.