The 43rd annual Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic brought more than 140 Jesuit alumni, parents, and supporters to the Carrollwood Country Club golf course on a picture-perfect day Monday (April 12).
As it has for more four decades now, the Hartnett Classic supported a great cause: Jesuit students with demonstrated financial need. Monday's event once again raised more than $40,000 for the school's financial aid program!
The Meadow and Pine courses at CCC absorbed Sunday's rains and were in ideal condition. Once again, the Columbia Restaurant served as the event's exclusive Platinum Sponsor, and numerous other loyal sponsors supported the event. Please see below a full list of sponsors.
(Homepage photo: Cory Keirn '02, Rafael Rodriguez '02, Casey Gonzmart '02, and Eric Escobio '02 celebrate at Carrollwood CC on Monday. See a complete photo slideshow from the Hartnett Golf Classic below.)
The $40,000-plus raised directly benefits the 40% of Jesuit students who receive financial assistance. In large part due to events such as the Hartnett Classic, which generates funds through sponsorships, player registration, and raffle sales, Jesuit can provide so many with financial aid.
Bethsy Boggiano-Vargas, P '20, 22, '24 and Tara Runkle, P '21, served as the Mothers' Club's Hartnett Committee chairs. Along with numerous Mothers' Club volunteers and Jesuit's Development Office, they made the event operate smoothly and set the tone for a wonderful day.
The winning team Monday was the foursome of Craig Arndt '96, Sam Komar, Greg Ponzoli, and Bill Amoriello. Please view below a robust photo slideshow, the Hartnett Classic sponsors, additional event winners, and the tournament history:
2021 Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic sponsors
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
Exclusive Platinum Sponsor
Columbia Restaurant/Richard Gonzmart '71
Exclusive Ball Sponsor
Crespo & Associates, P.A. - Dr. Luis Crespo '75
Exclusive Beverage Cart Sponsor
Parkland Builders - Carlos Cisneros '92
Exclusive Hat Sponsor
Al Dato '60
Exclusive Towel Sponsor
Bales Security - Tracy and John Bales, P '20
Exclusive Coozie Sponsor
Allstate - Craig Arndt '96
Exclusive Driving Range & Putting Green Sponsor
My Tampa Agent/Florida Executive - Anthony Malafronte, P ’05, ’08, ’15
Hole in One Sponsor
Reeves Motor Imports - Kim Rogers, P '06
My M.D. Pharmaceuticals - Jim McNulty '68
Bay Food Brokerage - Chris Chatterton '05
Graig and Allison Paglieri, P '24
Precision Painting Group
Diaz Fritz Group - Del Diaz '74
Barbas, Nunez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian - Steve Barbas '72
Cory and Hurley Law Firm - Rick Hurley '77
Richard M. Zabak '72
The Strategic Group, Inc. - Tyler Wrage '01, Jared Wrage '04
Brick House Marketing, Inc. - Bob Murphy '86
Corish Insurance - Trey Corish, P '16, '18, '21
Brick City Eatery - Steven Parisi, P '21
Hudgins Law Firm - Drew Hudgins '74
Glausier Knight Jones - Wesley Jones '03
Florida Eye Specialists - Chris Hill '04
2021 Hartnett Golf Classic winners
1st Place Team (53): Craig Arndt '96, Sam Komar, Greg Ponzoli, Bill Amoriello
2nd Place Team (54): Stephen Parisi, P '21, Chris Newcom '97, Tom Gavin, Nick Rauseo
3rd Place Team (55): Trey Corish, Marc Feocco, Adin Lohry, Jim Arnold '92
Closest to the Pin: Mike Azzarelli '71
Long Drive: Kevin Garcia
Hartnett Golf Classic history
Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. dedicated 62 years of his life to Jesuit High School. He was a graduate of the Class of 1930, a Jesuit priest, teacher, alumni chaplain, school archivist, and historian. In 1979, Jesuit's Alumni Association established the annual Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Golf Classic to raise money for the school's financial aid program for needy students. The tournament's original organizers included James J. "Buddy" Clark '38, Manuel Corral '37, Victor DiMaio '42, Sam Ferlita '38, and Sal Urso '44. Their intent was to bring together Jesuit alumni and friends to benefit the Fr. Hartnett Endowment Fund, and as a way of honoring Fr. Hartnett's lifelong commitment and service to Jesuit High School. The Classic now raises more than $40,000 annually, and for more than four decades has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Jesuit's financial aid program. Fr. Hartnett passed away in 2004, but his legacy and impact on the school lives on in the minds of thousands of Jesuit alumni, and with the annual Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic, which is believed to be the Tampa Bay area's longest continuously running charity golf event.