I want to take this opportunity to thank you all – participants, sponsors, golf committee, staff , and volunteers – for coming together for the 18th Annual Golf Classic. Today, we play for the kids….to support the Bishop Brady Student Assistance Fund and our goal to provide the Brady Advantage to every student who desires to enroll, regardless of their ability to pay. This year we have awarded over $500,000 in financial aid to deserving families. And we could not have done that without your help.
Tracing our roots to St. John High School, we continue to carry on their motto of faith, charity, and truth, the backbone behind the development of caring souls and good citizens. Our graduates are ready to face the world armed with a solid foundation of academic preparation, faith, and a compassion for others. Service is a large part of the experience. Students feed the poor, raise funds for various causes, work with the underprivileged, the elderly, the homeless, the at-risk, and especially with children. They do this in Concord, in other NH communities, in other areas of the country, and globally through a variety of mission trips abroad.
This tournament represents months of preparation for which we owe a GIANT thank you to Paula Scrivens, Brady’s Alumni/ Events Coordinator. It is a joy to work along side Paula as she coordinates every aspect of our events from mailings, to pick up and deliveries, to menu selection, to bargaining with vendors, and monitoring every last detail. Paula has the support of our in-house Advancement Team which includes Athletic Director/Social Media Coordinator Annie Alosa, Admissions/Enrollment Director Lonna Abbott, and Suzanne Walsh, Brady’s Business Manager /IT Coordinator. They all wear multiple hats in our community and, along with our volunteers, have created a wonderful event. For that, we are truly grateful.
Thank you to the Bishop Brady Golf Coach, Phil Davis, and Beaver Meadow Golf Course for hosting our event today. And thank you to retiring Assistant Golf Coach and Honorary Golf Chair, Tinker Foy, ’57, who you will be hearing from during lunch.
And finally, thank you to our sponsors and raffle donors. You have sponsored far more than a golf tournament or a prize. You have sponsored a community and many of you are alumni that know first hand the benefits of this Brady experience. Your continued generosity truly changes lives. #BradybeingBrady #FaithinAction #TeeItUpforBrady.
Andrea Isaak Elliot