Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Golf Tournament Celebrates 40 Years of Scholarships

Sister Celeste Marie Botello, O.P. and Sister Carolyn McCormack, O.P. pose with FSHA student Katie Hartwig at last year’s golf tournament.
The Sisters at FSHA take part in the “Bet on the Sisters” putt-off in 2013.

Every October, one would find members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy community on the golf links teeing off for a good cause. The event? The annual Harry G. Johansing Golf Tournament and Dinner, which raises scholarship money for FSHA students with financial need. This event is typically filled with much fanfare, and this year there’s even more reason to celebrate, as October marks 40 years of giving. To pay tribute to this important anniversary, a committee of early golf tournament chairs will be honored at the event. Those chairs include Mike Smith, Tim Smith, Bob Pernecky, Angelo Mozilo and John Krappman (in honor of his father, Andy Krappman).

Organized by the FSHA executive board in 1974, the first golf tournament included 16 foursomes and collected close to $6,000 for the school. Over the years, attendance has continued to grow and new features have been added to the tournament. This year golfers can expect a Hole-in-One contest (current prize: a new car!), mulligan tickets, a chance to “Hit the Heart,” a putting contest among participants and a putting contest between the Sisters of FSHA, called “Bet on the Sisters.” Last year, more than 200 golfers took part.

It’s no surprise that the golf tournament is a lot of fun, but it also raises a lot of money to help FSHA students. To date, the Harry G. Johansing Scholarship Fund amounts to $1,453,000. This past year, 11 highly qualified young women who exhibited significant financial need to be able to attend FSHA were selected to be Johansing scholars. Scholarships ranged from $4,500 to $10,000 and were distributed in addition to traditional financial aid to offset their tuition. “This scholarship makes it possible for me to attend FSHA. I love this school and I am so lucky to go here,” says Rebecca Calix, one recipient of the Johansing scholarship.

Want to get in on the action? In celebration of this landmark year, the Golf Tournament and Dinner will be split into two days of festivities. The dinner will take place on Sunday, October 12, followed by the golf tournament and cocktail party on Monday, October 13. Both events will be held at the Oakmont Country Club (3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale). For more information, please visit fsha.org/golf or contact Special Events Manager, Charlotte Saydah at csaydah@fsha.org. FSHA hopes to see everyone on the links!

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 440 Saint Katherine Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, (626) 685-8500 or visit www.fsha.org.




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