20th Annual Cardinal Classic Golf Outing a Great Success!
On October 9, La Salle Academy held its 20th Annual Cardinal Classic Golf Outing at the beautiful North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, NY.
As golfing legend Arnold Palmer famously said, “The most rewarding things in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.”
Well, thanks to the Christian Brothers, their lay and religious collaborators, and our supporters, we have been leading the way in Catholic education in New York City for over 167 years!
Some say Catholic schools are becoming like the dinosaurs; collectively, we say it is thriving in our classrooms and athletic fields, in our ministry and clubs!
Since its inception in 1994, the Cardinal Classic has raised nearly $1 million to help academically gifted, but financially disadvantaged young men receive a Lasallian education. It is through the mission and ministry of this great school that is enriched and advanced by each graduate, supporter and friend who has been touched by the spirit of Saint John Baptist De La Salle. Membership in this always-growing community of dedicated people requires an open and generous heart.
At the Cardinal Classic each year, we remember our brother and alumnus, Ray Downey ’55 whose life and death exemplified this generosity and faith. Like so many of his brother La Salle graduates, Ray’s commitment to service made a difference in this world. The La Salle community honors and remembers him as we presented the Annual Deputy Chief Raymond Downey Memorial Award to the foursome with the best score. This year, our winners were Tony Celano, Rod DeLuca, Howard Poretsky, and Martin Rodini, all friends of La Salle.
We hope that you will join us next year at our 21st Annual Cardinal Classic Golf Outing!