Golf Tournament Provides Fun and Funds

For the first time in several days, the sun came out on Monday, May 6—an auspicious sign for the 19th Annual Rivers School Golf Tournament to Benefit Financial Aid. More than 120 alumni, parents, and friends enjoyed an afternoon of fun and sportsmanship on the Robert Trent Jones–designed course at the Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson. In the process, they raised more than $75,000 to help students attend Rivers.
Jeff Berman ’99 again served as golf committee chair; the Daley family—Stacey and Pat ’84, P’13, ’15, ’18, and Fred and Tina P’12, ’14, ’16—generously donated Charter Oak for the day. The tournament sponsor was W.J. Connell Co./John Stephenson P’18. Dozens of alumni and Rivers community members served on the committee or as sponsors.

This year’s honoree was longtime tournament stalwart Gary Todd ’84, P’22. “Gary has been a big part of this event since its early days,” said Matt Tobin ’90, in presenting the award. “Not only that, he has been a huge part of Rivers for 35 years now.”

The foursome of faculty member Keith Zalaski, John Corridan ’06, Scott Barchard ’06, and Ernie Lupi came in first. Second place went to Steve Baldini ’96, Brian Maranian ’96, Roy MacDowell ’96, and Richard Fisher. Matt Tobin, Doug Wooldridge, Chris Welburn, and Mike Handler, all Class of ’90, finished in third place.

The super raffle—a trip for two to Baltimore or Washington, D.C., to see the Patriots play—was won by Jeff Lowenstein ’77, P’10, ’16.

In its 19 years, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for financial aid, supporting dozens of Rivers students. To view a SmugMug gallery of photos from the tournament, click here.