Alumni Golf Outing Benefits Our Scholarship Fund

The Self-described “Most Senior Alums in the Tournament” – Cy Wolske’50, Linda Yaple Wolske ’52, Bob Layman’48, and Nancy Layman

West High School Alumni Association Annual Golf Outing
Georgia Ward ’70, Committee Chairperson

Started in 2007 by Bill Kern Jan. ’60 and with the valuable assistance of co-planner Joe Ditrick June ’60 and committee members Dean Potts ‘Jan.59, Jack Crego Jan. ’47 and Beverly Harrison ’50, the outing’s first home was the Phoenix Golf Links managed by Charlie Castle ’63.

Each year the Golf Outing Committee searches for the best course to meet our needs. Over the years and mainly through word-of-mouth, the number of participants has grown from 32 to 80+.

The all alumni class and friends outing is generally played on the second Friday in August. Check the calendar for the actual event date. “Casual and fun competition” is an apt description of the day’s play — a modified scramble format with many skill prizes available; lunch, door prizes and raffles included. Players may enter as a foursome, threesome, pair or single and the only requirement is that at least one player in a group have some connection to West High School (alum, relative of an alum, past or present staff member or someone who has always been a fan of the Cowboys!).

Entry forms and further details can usually be found in the West High School Alumni newsletter, Facebook, and this web site. Click here for this year’s details.

From its beginnings, the Alumni Outing’s net proceeds have gone to the West High School Alumni Association’s Scholarship Foundation. Starting at a modest net of $225, the event has grown every year and boasts a donated total in excess of $30,000 as of 2021. To keep up with annual net proceeds, refer to the West High Alumni “Occident” newsletter and the website’s Event News.

The mission of the Foundation is to help deserving seniors with advanced education expenses. In addition to “paying it forward”, the outing has provided a great venue for old friends to get together and have some laughs.

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