B.C. Employee Golf Tourney Raises Scholarship Funds

University employees participating in the first annual Boston College Tee-Off Golf Tournament at the Sterling Country Club on June 9 raised more than $2,000 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund.

Eighty-eight golfers - including administrators, faculty and staff - competed in 22 teams of four, with the team of Bureau of Conferences Director David Early, Catering Manager Paul Mortimer, McElroy Dining Service General Manager Michael O'Brien and Catering Operations Manager Robert Szymanski coming out on top.

"The tournament was meant as an event at which BC faculty and staff could get together for a day of fun," said Associate Director of Housing Linda Riley, who co-chaired the event with Associate Director of Purchasing Richard Geppner. "We had people of all levels of ability, including some people who had never played golf before. It was a great day."

Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets and do-over "mulligan" strokes at $5 apiece went to the King Scholarship Fund. Raffle prizes donated by Boston College vendors included golf clubs, luxury box passes to a football game and a lunch with Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo.

Financial Vice President and Treasurer Peter McKenzie and Vice President for Human Resources Leo Sullivan served as the tournament's honorary chairmen.

-Mark Sullivan

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