The Loudoun Education Foundation raised a record $105,000 at its annual Golf Classic, which was held Monday at Creighton Farms Golf Club.
This is the first time Creighton Farms hosted the event.
Of the money raised, $40,000 will go directly to teacher classroom grants.
The Sorensen Gross Company team of Richard Sly Sr., Richard Sly Jr., Todd Demetriou and Bob Norton won the best-ball tournament with a score of 58. The 6,177-yard, Jack Nicklaus-designed course is a par 72.
Taking second place on a tie-breaker with a score of 59 was the Sonny Merryman, Inc. team of Floyd Merryman, Greg Seegar, Andrew Shimpock and Fred Duquette. Finishing third, also with a score of 59, was the Moseley Architect team of Gary Westfall, Kevin Lewis, Mike Ferri and Brian Stocks.
Melissa Kirsh won the women’s Closest to the Hole Contest. Shimpock won this honor for the men.
Ferri won the men’s Longest Drive Contest. Tam Phan won this competition among the women.
The RMF Engineering Team, which shot a 76, was awarded the Most Honest Team Award. Team members included Sam Keel, Kevin Kikola, Dante Howard and Jared Markle.
STANTEC, which donated $20,000, was the title sponsor for the LEF Golf Classic.
Urban, Ltd. ($15,000) and Moseley Architects ($12,000) were event and banquet sponsors. Cigna and Holder Construction Company were lunch sponsors.
The golf tournament is the biggest single fund-raiser for the LEF.
The Loudoun Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises private funds to enhance the quality of education in Loudoun County Public Schools. The Foundation supports projects that stimulate students’ curiosity and create exceptional learning opportunities.
In 1991, four members of the Loudoun County School Board (Fred Flemming, James Callahan, William White and Barbara D’Elia) founded the LEF. The foundation was modeled after a similar organization in Fairfax County. Since its formation, the LEF has given more than $2.8 million to Loudoun’s students.