Do Golf and Baseball Mix? For Maranatha High School They Did!

Robert Flores, Danielle Stelter, Ed Choi, and Craig CornwellMark Jebbia, Drew Nance, Patrick Kennedy, Matt Shupper, Matt Purdy, John Peterson, Todd Reynolds, and Jeff RiddellJeff Bloks, Isaac Jackson, Andrew Aston, and Mike SlessorSammy Skinner, Angel Martinez, Eddie Arnett, and Tom SkidmoreCoach Matt Shupper, Head of School Steve Sherman, and Dylan Covey ‘10(front) Davis Buik, Ethan Sicka, Cam Slessor, Max Blessinger, Marco Martinez, (back) Ethan Firestone, Brock Vradenburg, Richie Witherspoon, Dylan Covey ’10, Charles Acker, Sal Tabullo, Dante Campione

Article and Photos courtesy of MARANATHA HIGH SCHOOL

1:34 pm | November 9, 2017


Two great sports found themselves co-mingling for the benefit of Maranatha High School’s athletic program when the Booster Club hosted the school’s 19th Annual Golf Tournament on November 2. Over 100 golfers turned out for a fun, competitive day of golf at Brookside Country Club. The tournament was raising funds to support Maranatha’s athletes, specifically the baseball team which is will be traveling to Florida in the spring to compete in a tournament.

The golfers and other guests gathered after the tournament for a dinner and auction, and a ceremony to retire the school’s very first baseball jersey, one that belonged to Dylan Covey ‘10 who now plays for the Chicago White Sox. Dylan, who graduated from Maranatha in 2010, played on the Varsity Minutemen Baseball team all four years. Earning the Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2010, Baseball America First Team All-American and AFLAC All-American, Dylan was also the CIF Player of the Year in 2008. Upon graduation from Maranatha, Dylan was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round and 14th overall pick. Declining to sign with the Brewers, Dylan went on to attend the University of San Diego where he played for the Toreros baseball team. Dylan made his Major League Baseball debut on April 14, 2017 playing for the Chicago White Sox.

Maranatha’s golf tournament was a resounding success and raised significant funds for their athletic program. “This year’s golf tournament is a testament to the hard work of our community and support of our families. I am blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of people and their dedication to our student athletes,” says Matt Shupper, Head Varsity Baseball Coach.

Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org.