For two decades, Key Club's Putt-Putt Fundraiser has been a pillar on the Jesuit High School calendar. The 20th anniversary event on Saturday morning (Jan. 12) was among the very best ever.
Grand Prix Tampa was packed with Putt-Putt participants, testing their skills on the mini golf course and in the game room. Also on hand were 17 children from the organization Putt-Putt benefits, the Children's Cancer Center, enjoying the morning of activities and camaraderie.
A "Men for Others" spirit permeated the event, and at the end of the morning, in addition to the fellowship and new friendships developed, more than $6,000 had been raised for the Children's Cancer Center.
Among the Key Club members who helped to make this year's Putt-Putt a huge success were club president Thomas Turner '19, vice president Nicholas Haskell '19, treasurer Tyler Petitt '19, secretary Trace Nuss '19, senior class director Phillip Thompson '19, and Kegan Lovell '19, Miguel Coste '19, Luke McConnie '20, Mark Rumsey '20, Jason Heiman '21, Nico Machado '21, Frankie Machado '21, John Waldron '21, Nicholas Jahnke '22, Carter Kreis '22, Zachary Reich '22, and Patrick Smith '22. They were supported by Key Club moderator Amy Martin.
The event's success also was made possible by the primary sponsors, including lead sponsors Haskell Termite and Pest Control, Inc. and the Kiwanis Club of Tampa, as well as Quorum Services and McConnie Fence Co.
Additional sponsors included: Gene McDonald, Larry Bevis/UBS Financial Services Inc., Pin Chasers, Fanelli Law Firm, PA, the Turner Family, and Garcia and Ortiz, PA.
The team of Andrew Kynes '19, T.J. Perez '19, Will Rodriguez '19, and Max White '19 won the 18-hole mini golf competition by 5 strokes, and donated its winnings back to the fundraiser.
Please see below a photo slideshow from Saturday's Key Club 20th Annual Putt-Putt Fundraiser.