Golf tournament enters 27th year supporting education in region
The 27th Annual Ed Steffey Memorial Education Open golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, at the Goodyear Golf Course with a 1 p.m. tee time. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.
In its 27th year, the tournament has raised more than $300,000 in support of educational projects in Danville and Pittsylvania County.
The winners of the tournament will receive a set of Goodyear tires for each player on the winning team. Golfers will have opportunities to win hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin prizes. Plus, there will be goodie bags for all of our golfers. However, the real winner will be education as all of the proceeds from the annual tournament support education in Danville and Pittsylvania County.
There are several sponsorship levels for the tournament for businesses which can accommodate golfers and non-golfers.
» Eagle Club $1,000: ludes cart fees and lunch for a team of four players, first priority for tee time, corporate recognition and https://www.asia7poker.com/ signage at the tournament, company recognition in promotional materials, and advertising recognition following the tournament. Eagle Club sponsors will also receive a complimentary round of golf for four with carts, to be used at your convenience at the Goodyear Golf Club.
In Class 3A, Dallas, formerly in Division 2, now is in Division 1 to take the Warriors’ place and joins with Tunkhannock, Pittston Area and Coughlin. The Trojans take the Mountaineers’ place in Division 2 joining Crestwood, Hazleton Area and Wyoming Valley West.
Over in Class 2A, Wyoming Area moves to Division 3 and will be competing twice against Holy Redeemer, Meyers and GAR.
Also in Class 2A, Wyoming Seminary moves from Division 3 to D4 and will play against Berwick, MMI, Hanover Area and Lake-Lehman.
Top returning golfers
Crestwood’s Evie Williams claimed the District 2 Class 3A title last season and returns for her senior season. MMI Prep’s Jessica McClellan became the first golfer in school history to reach the state tournament and also returns for her senior season.
A pair of seniors in Dallas’ Ethan Zawatski and Holy Redeemer’s Derek Answini both were first-time regional qualifiers last year in Class 3A and Class 2A, respectively.
Junior Bobby Lugiano from Lake-Lehman claimed a win in the Class 2A Pre-district Tournament as a sophomore and followed that by finishing third at districts to advance to regionals. Fellow junior Jeremy Callahan from Wyoming Seminary also reached regionals for the first time last year.
Tyler Faux, a senior from Tunkhannock, was one of the most consistent golfers last year, shooting higher than 79 in an 18-hole event just once.
Sept. 24: Pre-district Tournament at Fox Hill Country Club; Sept. 26: WVC Team Playoffs at Fox Hill Country Club; Oct. 1: District 2 Individual Tournament at Elmhurst Country Club; Oct. 5: District 2 Team Championships at Fox Hill Country Club; Oct. 11: Subregional Team Qualifier D2 champions vs. D4 champions at Fox Hill Country Club; Oct. 15: PIAA East Regional Tournament at Golden Oaks Golf Club, Fleetwood; Oct. 22-24: PIAA Individual and Team Championships at Heritage Hills Golf Resort, York.
» President’s Club $500: ludes cart fees and lunch for a team of four players, corporate recognition and signage at the tournament, company recognition in promotional materials, and advertising recognition following the tournament.
» Team fee $400: ludes cart fees and lunch for a team of four players.
» Hole sponsor $250: ludes hole sponsor signage and recognition at the tournament, company recognition in promotional materials, and advertising recognition following the tournament.
» Dean’s list $100: ludes sponsor recognition at the tournament.
» Honor Roll $50: ludes recognition at the tournament.
This year’s tournament format will be captain’s choice, with every player’s drive being used at least twice