SXU’s 13th Annual Golf Classic raises more than $120,000 for student scholarships

From left to right: Cyril Pinder, Tim Tyrrell, Bruce Herron, Harold Blackmon, John Janata, Levar Fisher, Robin Earl, Saint Xavier President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D., Brian Glasgow, Les Shy, Saint Xavier Vice President for University Advancement Steven Murphy, Ed.D., and Otis Wilson at Saint Xavier University’s 13th Annual Golf Classic.

Saint Xavier alumni, benefactors and friends were joined by a group of former Chicago Bears and retired NFL players at Saint Xavier University’s 13th Annual Golf Classic on Aug. 4 at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. The golf outing and dinner drew more than 180 participants and raised more than $120,000, with proceeds going to student scholarships.

Former Bears player and Superbowl champion Otis Wilson attended the event with other ex-Bears including Bruce Herron, Robin Earl, Brian Glasgow, John Janata and Cyril Pender. Harold Blackmon of the Seattle Seahawks attended the outing, as well as former NFL players Les Shy of the New York Giants, Tim Tyrrell of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Levar Fisher of the Arizona Cardinals.

The event also featured a series of raffle drawings. Prizes included: Southwest Airlines tickets, a Nintendo Wii, an HP-Netbook PC, an iPod Nano, a Garmin GPS system, a Canon Digital Camera, Bushnell Laser Rangefinder glasses, a Nike golf bag with Bag Boy cart and a variety of golf items.

“We are delighted to see continued growth and support of the SXU Golf Classic,” said SXU Vice President for University Advancement Steven Murphy. “Our thanks go out to the many generous sponsors, students, alumni and friends who participated in this worthy event.”