By Erica Rakowicz

Raising money for student scholarships each year, the Madonna University Scholar-Am Golf Classic celebrated its 17th annual event Sept. 14.

“I felt the event was a great success. The weather was perfect, it was well attended and everyone seemed to have a great time,” Bryan Rizzo said.

The day included golf at Western Golf & Country Club in Redford, contests on the golf course, lunch, dinner, silent and live auctions, tin can raffles and much more. 

Alumni, donors, faculty, staff and students participate as golfers or volunteers during the event.

The fundraiser continues to bring new and old faces out to the course.

Cecelia Kobylarz and Shirley Walmsley have golfed in all 17 of Madonna’s golf outings over the years, said Karen Sanborn.

Aside from enjoyment, the outing gave golfers the opportunity to make records.

Jim Bitterle was the first golfer to sink a hole-in-one. Bitterle scored a two-year lease on a Ford Escape as a prize.

Another golf outing is scheduled for next year.

“I would anticipate another successful golf outing. Everyone always enjoys themselves since we are there to support Madonna University and to raise money for student scholarships,” said Katie Jamnik.



Outing raises scholarship funds