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Stanner Golf Classic


Alumni, parents, corporate sponsors, and friends have continued the annual tradition of the Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic since 1987. In that time, over $2 million has been raised through the outing in support of the scholarship program at Archbishop Molloy High School. These scholarships have impacted many bright young men and women. 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 make a significant difference in the lives of our students.

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Dear Alumni and Friends,

On behalf of everyone at Archbishop Molloy High School, thank you for your support of the 33rd Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic on September 9th. Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $160,000 for Molloy’s scholarship program, which directly benefits students in need. Your support has gone a long way toward changing our students’ lives.

I would like to again thank our 2019 Chairmen, Jack Irushalmi of Tri-Star Construction and Scott Mager of Perfect Building Maintenance, our Golf Board, Jim Kinnier, our alumni and corporate sponsors, our volunteers, and everyone who made an impact on this great event.

If you haven’t already, I invite you to download a digital copy of our golf journal as well as to view the full photo gallery from all three courses by clicking the buttons below.

Looking ahead, I am excited to announce that our 34th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic is set for Monday, May 4, 2020. We are anticipating another great day, and we also have some surprises that we are excited to share with you soon. Until then, if you have any questions concerning the Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic please feel free to contact me any time at 929.446.4470 or mrizzotti@molloyhs.org.

With Gratitude,
 
Matt Rizzotti ‘04
Alumni Development Officer

 

 

2019GolfJournal
 
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The Stanner Golf Classic Board
 
2020 Golf Chairs:
Mr. & Mrs. James and Carissa Jordan
Classes of 2001 and 2004

  • 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
  • Brother Pat Hogan, FMS
  • 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
2019 Golf Journal
 
 
2018 Golf Journal
 
 
2017 Golf Journal
 
 
 
2016 Golf Journal
 
 
 
2015 Golf Journal
 
 
 
2014 Golf Journal
 
 
 
2013 Golf Journal
 
 
2012 Golf Journal
 
 
2011 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.