Catholic Academy Golf Classic Raises Close to $200,000

The Catholic Academy of Bridgeport held its Fourth Annual Golf Classic at the Country Club of Fairfield on Thursday, May 19. The event was a “birdie” by all accounts—from picture-perfect weather to almost 100 enthusiastic golfers to nearly $200,000 raised for student scholarships.

Roughly 930 students attend one of the four campuses that make up the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport—St. Ann Academy, St. Andrew Academy, St. Augustine Academy and St. Raphael Academy—and 85% receive some sort of financial assistance, totaling $3 million annually.

academies_golfThe event was generously underwritten by Brad and Barbara Evans. Judy and Jim Bailey underwrote the gifts and Heineken USA donated the beer. Green Earth Energy Photovoltaic was the Gold Sponsor, and Bronze Sponsors included Day Pitney LLP, Mr. James Read, Mr. Frank Sica, and William J. Fessler Family Dentistry. Other sponsors were: Merrill Lynch, People’s United Bank, Blakes School Uniform Company, Mr. Thomas Graham, Mr. Frank Mori, and Mr. Raymond Rizio.

academy_golf_2“We are so grateful to the generosity of so many that make this annual event so successful,” said Sr. Joan Magnetti, rscj, Executive Director of the Academy. “Many contributed items for our auction as well as funds for scholarship in our Leaders of Tomorrow program to make the gift of a Catholic education possible.”