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2015

5th Annual Golf Classic Raises over $210,000 for Scholarship Program

St. Louis University High hosted another successful Scholarship Golf Classic on Monday, September 28. The fourth annual event, presented by the David and Barbara Mungenast Foundation and Mungenast Automotive Family, was hosted at The Bogey Club.

Thanks to the generous support of alumni, parents, and friends as players and sponsors, the event raised over $200,000 for the scholarship program at SLUH. On a day filled with highlights, some extra-special moments stand out:

  • During the evening program, emceed by NBC Sports personality Steve Schlanger ’89, current junior Sam Chechik shared with the audience exactly what SLUH means to him and how the generosity of others helps the school achieve greatness. Shortly after Chechik’s inspiring words, more than $75,000 was raised during the auction and Fund-A-Need.
  • As the program concluded, eight contestants participated in the Shootout to win a new car. From 135 yards away on the #9 fairway on a beautiful evening, Tom O’Toole ’75 knocked one in tight to just over 5 feet to secure the win and a new 2015 Lexus IS 350 C, courtesy of Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis.

The Scholarship Golf Classic has now raised nearly $800,000 for tuition assistance at SLUH since its inception in 2012.

Thanks to the following who served on the Tournament Planning Committee for helping to make this event a tremendous success: Tom Berra ’85, Steve Broun ’79, Larry Christopher ’80, Dan Devereux ’69, Tom Fagan ’85, Tim Fogerty, Jim Hill ’84, Jay Howe, Joe Jedlicka ’80, John Lamping ’81, Dan Millman ’87, Tom O’Toole, Jr. ’75, Gary Pohrer ’62, Dan Renz ’76, Steve Sieckhaus ’83, Kevin Sullivan ’83, Tim Wells ’99, Mark Wilhelm ’72

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2015 Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
The David & Barbara Mungenast Foundation and Mungenast Automotive Family

Cocktail Reception Sponsor
Wells Fargo Advisors - John Lamping '81 and Bob Wacker '98

Lunch Sponsor
T. Danis Charitable Trust

Golf Cart Sponsors
AT&T
Capital for Business
Joe Stieven, Class of '78 - Stieven Capital Advisors, L.P.

Blue and White Sponsors
The SLUH Partners and Associates of Bryan Cave
Clayco
Dowd Bennett LLP
Safety National Casualty Corp.
Tom Santel, Class of 1976
Summit Marketing

Double Tee Sponsors
Mark, Paula, Chris '07, Thomas '10, and Brian '14 Bobak; Boyd, Franz and Stephans LLP; Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin; Drury Hotels; Emerson; Millennium Pain Management - Steve Granberg, M.D. '84; The Pohrer Family - Jack '58, Gary Sr. '62, Robert '94 and Gary Jr. '97; The Sansone Group; SLUH Mothers' Club

Tee Sponsors
Account Resolution Corporation; Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Anders CPA; Autumn Oaks Apartment Homes; Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C.; The Charles L. Crane Agency - Tim Wells '99; Enterprise Bank & Trust; Food Service Consultants, Inc.; Franco / Salt + Smoke restaurants; The Goodin Family; Jeromle L. Howe, Inc.; Krilogy Financial; Lou Fusz Automotive Network; The Market Street Group of MorganStanley - Rob Funke '92 and Peter Sadlo '91; Midland Optical; ModernLitho - St. Louis; Owen Development; Reliance Standard; RubinBrown; Sportsprint - David Keller '02; The Sullivan Family - Kevin '83, Beth, Lauren & Jack '19; Whelan Security

Other Sponsors
Anheuser-Busch (on-course beer); Food Service Consultants (on-course snacks); Millman Lumber (hospitality tent)

Tournament Planning Committee
Tom Berra '85, Steve Broun '79, Larry Christopher '80, Dan Devereux '69, Tom Fagan '85, Tim Fogerty, Jim Hill '84, Jay Howe, Joe Jedlicka '80, John Lamping '81, Dan Millman '87, Tom O'Toole '75, Gary Pohrer '62, Dan Renz '76, Steve Sieckhaus '83, Kevin Sullivan '83, Tim Wells '99, Mark Wilhelm '72

2014

The setting sun provided a picture-perfect backdrop at the 9th hole at Old Warson Country Club as Nick Kriegel ’95 took a deep breath, drew his club back, and hit the golf shot of his life. The ball arced in the colorful twilight and settled about 6 feet away from the cup as the crowd of on-lookers roared. Kriegel’s shot bested the efforts of 7 other finalists, and suddenly he found himself with a nice new possession: a brand new 2014 Lexus IS 250C, courtesy of Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis.

Kriegel’s precision was a fitting end to a wonderful day at the 3rdAnnual SLUH Scholarship Golf Classic. This year’s tournament, once again presented by the Mungenast Automotive Family, proved to be a fun day on the links and a successful day for the scholarship program at SLUH.

The course included eight Par 3’s, and each of those holes had a brand new Lexus as a prize to anyone up to the task of hitting a hole-in-one. Those eight holes also served as a means of qualification into the Shootout to win the IS 250C. Though no one was able to score an “ace,” each of the qualifiers knocked their respective shots inside 10 feet. The other seven contestants joining Kriegel were Don Beckerle ’84, Pat Crawley ’85, Joe Jedlicka ’80, Tom Moore, Tim O’Neill ’72, Nick Wilhelm ’07 and Bill Witzofsky ’80. There was also a team competition, with David Fitzpatrick, Kevin McLaughlin ’88, Robert Pohrer ’94 and John Roth ’98 claiming the Tiffany etched-glass trophies.

Prior to the Shootout, SLUH President David Laughlin introduced the group to William Edwards ’12, who spoke about his experience as a scholarship recipient at SLUH. Edwards, currently working full-time at Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier while also studying as a full-time student, told the crowd “SLUH wasn’t just the best four years of my life. It was the best four-year beginning to anew life.” When discussing his gratitude for people he had never met being willing to donate so he could attend SLUH, Edwards said that generosity taught him that “family doesn’t stop with the people we share blood with.”

Over $200,000 was raised at this year's event, pushing the three-year total for the Golf Classic to nearly $600,000. All proceeds from the Golf Classic benefit the scholarship program at SLUH, where young men are served based on their ability to succeed rather than their economic circumstances.

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2014 Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Mungenast Automotive Family

Cocktail Reception Sponsor
Footwear Unlimited, Mike Mooney ‘61

Lunch Sponsor
T. Danis Charitable Trust

Golf Cart Sponsors
AT&T
Capital for Business
Joe Stieven
Wells Fargo Advisors, John Lamping ‘81

Blue and White Sponsors
Bryan Cave
Clayco
Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin
Dowd Bennett
Millenium Pain Management LLC
The Market Street Group at Morgan Stanley
Northwestern Mutual, Mark Schuchardt
Safety National Casualty Corp.
Summit Marketing

Double Tee Sponsors
Emerson – Hermetic Motors Division, The Lachky Family, Midtown Printing, Tom Santel ’76, SLUH Mothers’ Club

Tee Sponsors
Account Resolution Corporation; Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Anders CPAs + Advisors; Autumn Oaks Apartment Homes; Beckerle Financial Group, LLC; Behr, McCarter & Potter; The Family of Kellen Cushing ’15; Enterprise Bank; Food Service Consultants; Friend of SLUH; Hair Saloon for Men; Jerome L. Howe, Inc.; Lou Fusz Automotive Network; Midland Optical; Owen Development; The Pohrer Family; Sportsprint, David Keller; The McDaniel Family; The McAuliffe Law Firm; Whelan Security

Tournament Planning Committee
Don Beckerle '84, Tom Berra '85, Steve Broun '79, Larry Christopher '80, Dan Devereux '69, Tim Fogerty, Jim Hill '84, Jay Howe, Joe Jedlicka '80, John Lamping '81, Tim O'Neill '72, Tom O'Toole '75, Gary Pohrer '62, Dan Renz '76, Steve Sieckhaus '83, Joe Stieven '78, Tim Wells '99, Mark Wilhelm '72

2013

2nd Annual Golf Classic Raises Bar, Eclipses $200K

The Second Annual SLUH Scholarship Golf Classic, recently held at the Country Club of St. Albans, raised significant funds that will benefit financial aid at SLUH. More than 90 golfers in 18 fivesomes came out on a beautiful fall day to test their skills in the event presented by The Mungenast Automotive Family.

The Golf Classic featured eight opportunities for each golfer to win a new vehicle by shooting a hole-in-one. While nobody hit a hole-in-one, there were some very close shots. The golfers who landed closest to the eight holes earned a chance to win a two-year lease on a 2014 Lexus RX350 by competing in a shootout. An elated DJ Herbec received the lease after winning this competition.

The Golf Classic, held on Monday, September 30, brought in more than $200,000 (including pledges). This was a 23 percent increase from the year before, and helps SLUH on its way towards the $3.7-million goal for the scholarship program.

Joel Ocampo ‘13 addressed the group in a moving speech before the auction. As a former scholarship recipient, he said, “You gave me more than money. You gave me a community.”

SLUH thanks the Planning Committee for their efforts in organizing the event, the many volunteers who helped ensure the day ran smoothly, and of course, the many sponsors who helped make the event so successful.

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Presenting Sponsor
Mungenast Automotive Family

Cocktail Reception Sponsor
Bare Traps, a Footwear Unlimited brand (Mike Mooney ’61)

Lunch Sponsors
AT&T
Northwestern Mutual, Mark Schuchardt
T. Danis Charitable Trust
Wells Fargo Advisors, John Lamping ’81

Golf Cart Sponsors
Capital for Business
Dowd Bennett

Blue and White Sponsors
Account Resolution Corporation
Beckerle Financial Group
The SLUH Partners and Associates at Bryan Cave LLP
Clayco
Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin
Emerson Hermetic Motors
Millennium Pain Management
Safety National Corporation
Tom Santel ’76

Double Tee Sponsors
Ambassador Valet, The Callison Family, DMC/Swiftechs, Jerome L. Howe, Inc., Matt Iovaldi ’78– Midland Optical and The Legends Golf Club, St. Louis Parking Co.

Tee Sponsors
Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Autumn Oaks Apartment Homes (Randy Mayer ’72); Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. (Tony Behr ’72 & Steve Potter ’77); The Burggraf Donor Fund; Charles L. Crane Agency – Tim Wells ’99; Commerce Bank; Kellen Cushing ’15 Family; Grandparents of Dustan Davidson ’16; Enterprise Bank & Trust; First National Bank of St. Louis; Food Service Consultants; Lou Fusz Automotive; The Market Street Group at Morgan Stanley (Peter Sadlo ’93 and Rob Funke ’92); The McAuliffe Law Firm, LLP; Midtown Printing & Digital Solutions; Midwest Trust of Missouri; Owen Development (Mike Barry ’80); The Pasta House Co., Permalok; Rubin Brown; Whelan Security.

2012

Inaugural Golf Classic a Success

The inaugural SLUH Scholarship Golf Classic, Presented by Mungenast Automotive Family, was held October 15, 2012 at the scenic Country Club of St. Albans. It was an exciting, first-of-its-kind event for the School and exceeded expectations by netting $105,000 for the SLUH Scholarship Fund. In addition, a lucky winner drove away in a new 2013 Lexus RX 350.

“This was a new and exciting event for SLUH and golfers of all skill levels,” says Jay Delsing, a PGA Professional and 1979 graduate of SLUH who was on the event planning committee. “Every participant had eight chances to win a brand-new car while supporting the academic excellence at the city’s premier high school.”

The course was set up to include eight Par-3 holes. Each golfer had a chance to win a brand-new car on every Par-3 with a hole-in-one. The eight golfers who were closest to the hole on each Par-3 hole qualified for a Shootout before the gallery to win a 2-year lease on a 2013 Lexus RX 350, courtesy of Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis. Dan Devereux ’69 (pictured above) won the Shootout and the lease on the new Lexus.

All event proceeds will benefit SLUH’s scholarship fund, which allows the School to continue its legacy of admitting any qualified young man regardless of his ability to pay tuition. St. Louis U. High prepares boys from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. More than 35% of families receive financial assistance; the average financial aid award is $7,100.

This accessibility makes the U. High unique, not only in St. Louis, but in private education on a broad scale. Importantly, the scholarship program enables the School’s student body to reflect the geographic, socio-economic and ethnic diversity of the area. Jr. Billikens reside in 89 different zip codes on both sides of the Mississippi River.

Next year's SLUH Scholarship Golf Classic will be held Monday, September 30, 2013 at The Country Club of St. Albans. It will coincide with next year’s Reunion Weekend on September 26-29.

SLUH thanks the volunteers who helped to organize and run the event, and especially to the many generous sponsors. Major sponsors included:

  • Mungenast Automotive Family
  • Sansone Group
  • AT&T
  • Dowd Bennett LLP
  • Mark Schuchardt of Northwestern Mutual
  • T. Danis Charitable Trust
  • Capital for Business
  • Beckerle Financial Group
  • Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer, & Shevlin
  • Emerson Hermetic Motor
  • Joe and Nancy Sellinger
  • Tom Santel '76
  • Account Resolution Corporation
  • Safety National Casualty Corporation
  • Mungenast St. Louis Acura
  • Mungenast Hyundai
  • Lou Fusz Automotive Network
  • Paul Cerame Ford
  • Mungenast Alton Toyota
  • McMahon Ford
  • Elco Cadillac
  • Dave Sinclair Lincoln-Mercury

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