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Stanner Golf Classic

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.

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On May 3, 2021, the Stanner Alumni Center was excited to offer our first in-person event since early 2020. The 35th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic welcomed many longtime golfers and sponsors back, as well as many new participants. It was great to see everyone.

 

This year’s outing was historic for several reasons. First, the event expanded from three golf courses to four, which was part of the Stanner Alumni Center’s effort to comply with capacity restrictions and social distancing guidelines and provide the safest experience possible. Second, expanding to four courses allowed for a record number of golfers, over 375! Third, our chairpersons, James Jordan ’01 and Carissa Jordan ’04, worked hard to recruit over 20 tennis players for our first-ever Tennis Tournament. Lastly, this year’s outing raised over $239,000 in support of Molloy’s scholarship program, surpassing our previous record by over $54,000! This wonderful accomplishment was made possible by the generosity and dedication of our amazing alumni, corporate sponsors, volunteers, and so many others. From everyone at Molloy and the Stanner Alumni Center, THANK YOU for supporting our students.

 

During the outing, Molloy announced two incoming freshmen will receive scholarships beginning this fall thanks to this year’s Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic. Congratulations to Mackenzie Clarke of Sewanhaka High School on receiving the Jim Kinnier Scholarship, and congratulations to Annabelle Montano of St. Stan’s Middle School on receiving the John Gibbons Memorial Scholarship.

 

Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic Photos Now Available

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A photo gallery from this year’s Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic is now available! Click the button below to visit the gallery on Facebook. Photos by: Laura Angotta ‘07, Frank Bailey ’75 Jonathan DiDonato ‘01, and Vicky Higuera. (Note: You do not need a Facebook account to view the gallery.)
 
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Meet Our 2021 Co-Chairpersons:
 
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    James Jordan '01, Principal & Portfolio Manager, Taconic
 
    Carissa Jordan '04, Co-Founder & CEO, Benjamin Talks
 
 
 
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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
 

Digital Golf Journals (Click thumbnails below to download)

2021 Golf Journal
 
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2019 Golf Journal
 
 
2018 Golf Journal
 
 
2017 Golf Journal
 
 
 
2016 Golf Journal
 
 
 
2015 Golf Journal
 
 
2014 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 $3 million in scholarship support since “The Three Amigos” first established this important tradition.