Superintendent’s Scholarships Golf Tournament
A big Thank You to all of our teams, sponsors, donors and volunteers who contributed to the success of the 20th annual TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarships Golf Tournament,
held on May 15, 2013, at Elbel Golf Course. The tournament enabled us to raise more than $30,000 to support our scholarship program. We appreciate the efforts of co-chairman Susan Nufer and Bob Goodrich, as well as the Golf Committee members Ron Bella, Dave Dunlap, Bob Frank, Karol Griffin, Marci Henderson, Greg Humnicky, Nancy Sulok and Mike Szymanski. And we especially appreciate all that was done for the tournament by T.J. Mannen, golf pro at Elbel. The course was beautiful, and the weather was pleasant. An extra-special thank you goes to KSS Enterprises, which underwrote the cost of the golf shirts that were given to golfers and volunteers at this year’s tournament.
SAVE THE DATE: The 2014 Tournament has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Elbel Golf Course. Susan Nufer and Bob Goodrich will co-chair the 2014 tournament. Stay tuned for details. We expect prices to be in the same range, but there could be some changes in the team packages. Continue to watch this space for updates as details are decided.
The purpose of the tournament is to raise funds for scholarships. We award four $4,000 scholarships each year to graduates of our schools enrolled in institutions of higher learning. One student from each of South Bend’s four public high schools is selected for the scholarships, and they are paid $1,000 a year for four years. We also give out other one-year scholarships and grants. The remainder of the profit goes into PLAN2000, a scholarship endowment fund committed solely to scholarships in perpetuity, and the general fund used to underwrite educational and Association activities. None of the golf profits are used for personal expenses of board members. The Alumni Association awarded $23,000 in 2013 in new scholarship money to local students. Please visit our scholarships link for complete information.
2013 Tournament Sponsors, Donors, Contributors
Hole Sponsors were AAY’s Rental; ACM Engineering & Environmental Services; Alliance Architects, Inc.; All-Phase Electric; Arnt Asphalt; Art Mosaic & Tile; Asphalt Restoration Services; Avenue Auto; Baker Family; Bob Frank & Associates; Brookshire Construction; Camfil-Exfil; Carl Kay Memorials; Derrick Wesley Insurance; Ehlers & Ehlers; Electronics, Inc.; Enyart Electric Motor Repair; Eric Marhall Attorney; Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Ferguson Bath & Kitchen; Gates Automotive Group; Greg Humnicky Family; Grunawalt-Baer Financial; Gurley Leep Automotive Family; Carolyn Higgins/Jim Kapsa; Heritage Square; Hilton Garden Inn; Holladay Properties; Hoosier Tool Supply; Hydronic & Steam Equipment; Inn at Saint Mary’s; Joyce Fragomeni; Jurgonski & Fredlake CPAs; Kil Architecture Planning; KSS Enterprises; Mamo Transportation, Inc.; McCarthy Insurance; Mutual Bank; State Rep. David Niezgodski; Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak; Place Builders; RMC’s Finishes; Robert Stephens Co.; South Bend Chocolate Co.; Specialty Systems; State Farm Insurance; Steven Goldberg CPA; Studebaker National Museum; Taylor/Borowski Family; Teamsters Local 364; The Healy Group; The Source; Thorne-Grodnick LLP; Welsheimer Funeral Home; Ziker Cleaners.
Capital sponsors were KSS Enterprises; Bradley Co.; Electronics, Inc.; Faegre Baker Daniels; Midwest Transit; Tim & Lou Baker.
We are grateful for all of our sponsors, both those who sponsored a hole and those who sponsored a team.
The following teams participated in the 2013 tournament:
Abonmarche: Mike Harding, John Linn, Bob Orlowski and Ryan Harding
Action Mortgage: Tom Waite, Mark Waite, Bill Waite and Jim Clamper
American Structurepoint: Joe Fragomeni, Larry Miller, Dick Craig and Bob Nagle
Curtis Products: John Heckaman, Dave Heckaman, Andy Heckaman and Dennis Niedosik
Dental Delivery Systems: George Blount, Richard Armstrong, Floyd Carter and Dennis Carter
Dudeck Roofing: Greg Dudeck, Michael Dudeck, Floyd Poor and Ken Starkey
Electronics, Inc.: Scottt Harvey, Dave Barkley, Bryan Chevrie and Lori Bonk
FastSigns Team: Joe Nufer, Mike Martin, Bob Pellagrino
Indiana Trust: Steve Nilles, Clayton Bill, George Spohrer and Darrell Crane
Laven Insurance: Kent Ross, Pat Ronan, Brian Bernth and Jim McCuen
Lawson Fisher Associates: Mike Gyzik, Sky Medors, Pat Cummings and Roger Nawrot
Martin’s Supermarkets: Tom Smith, Jim Laskowski, Bill Gaidewski and Paul Miller
OJS Services: Steve Meyer, Victor Budd, Denny Kring and Dean Barnum
Precision Control Team 1: Dale LaPlace, Steve Miskin, Arv Kidd and Bill Stewart
Precision Control Team 2: Mike Szymanski, Dominic Parisi, Rick Maciejewski and Rick Rydzynski
Precision Wall Systems: Rick Schmidt, Brock Rhodes, Larry Schulz and Jim Mroz
Przybysz Team: Bill Przybysz, Marv Moore, Butch Overpeck and Alex Benko
RICOH: Patrick Nau, Terry Miller, Tim Concannon and Sunil George
Schindler Elevator: David Banks, Barry Lobody, Bill Dremmell and Joe Peckowich
Solo Players: Brian Sweeney, Dave Goebel, Frank Moriconi
SBCSC Team: Al Large, John Ridenour, Jim, Flatt and Mort Ziker
South Bend Tribune: Mark Hocker, Bill Bilinski, Jandell Herum and Charles PIttman
STL Substrate: Mark Campbell, Dave Pontius, Larry Pappas and Rick Taylor
TCU: Rick Rice, Randy Hoover, Mike Horvath and Dale Strzelecki
Technical Water Treatment: Rex McHenry, Rob Cole, Mike Godsey and Dan Kopczynski
Vanderheyden Technologies: Mark Vanderheyden, Adam Vanderheyden, Brian Vanderheyden and Eric Crittendon
The team from OJS Building Services captured first place in the golf tournament with a score of 58. Second place went to American Structurepoint, with a score of 61. Curtis Products and Abonmarche Consultants tied for third with 62, but the prize went to Curtis Products. Each team won a foursome of golf at various area courses. New this year was a random drawing to broaden the chances of winning. Winning teams were from Laven Insurance, which finished 11th; Dudeck Roofing, which finished 12th, and Electronics, Inc., which finished 20th. Mike Martin from the FastSigns team won for the longest putt, while Eric Heckaman of Curtis Products won for the longest drive. Larry Miller of American Structurepoint won for the closest to the pin, with the second-closest prize going to Rob Cole of Technical Water Treatment. Dean Barnum of OJS won for the straightest drive. Technical Water Treatment won the skins competition for the front 9. It split the skins pot for the back nine with American Structurepoint. The pot for each side was $145.
The 2013 tournament featured a couple of new contests. One was a hole-in-one competition, which nobody won. The other was
sponsored by Dixon Golf. For a $10 fee, golfers had two chances to hit a ball onto the green, once with the player’s regular ball and then with a Dixon ball. Fifty-one golfers participated, and each won a certificate for a free golf club. Twenty-seven of them also won a free sleeve of golf balls. Dixon paid the Alumni Association $110 from its take that day.
Papa Murphy’s Pizza and Hacienda Restaurants again offered refreshments on the golf course. Other food was donated by Stanz Foods, Kreamo Bakeries, Coco-Cola and other vendors. The South Bend Chocolate Co. once again donated candy bars to give to golfers. Raffle prizes this year were bundled into baskets. Donors included Adidas-Notre Dame; the South Bend Chocolate Co.; Cheddars; Allie’s Cafe; LePeep; Barnaby’s; and other local businesses. Each raffle ticket had coupons on the back for a free car wash at Parkwood Auto Spas and $5 off at at Burton’s Drycleaning. Both businesses are part of JNK, Inc., owned by David and Susan Nufer. We are most grateful to all of our donors and sponsors.