Rider Cup


Rider Cup Sets Record With Sell-Out Participation!

By Fritz Craiger, Chair of the Rider Cup Committee

The 16th annual Rough Rider Cup golf outing was held on May 15th at Waveland Golf Course.  It was a perfect May afternoon that drew a sell-out crowd of 144 golfers, 49 hole sponsors, and over $4,000 in award prizes!  Continuing a tradition begun last year, the Rider Cup enlisted the help of several student groups.  The TRHS Cheerleading team, Girls Swim team and the Boys Golf Team helped the Rider Cup committee with marketing/promotions, sponsor solicitations, and event day support.  Thanks to the golfers, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who helped make the 2015 Rider Cup the largest fundraising event in its history!  We netted just over $24,000 for the Roosevelt Foundation.

There were three flight winners as follows:

First Flight:       Andrew Bailey, Zachary Stubbs, Nick Porter, Matt Buchanan
Second Flight:  Pete Bakros, Mark Craiger, Joe DeMarco, Craig Jackman
Third Flight:     Marty Scarpino, Ken Scarpino, Joe Scarpino, Chuck Miller
Other prize winners included longest drive, men to Cooper Lewis; longest drive, women to Laura Leonard; and closest-to-pin to Brian Carlson.

The generosity of sponsors, donors and volunteers helped make this event not only a financial success but also a great time to gather and share the Roosevelt spirit!  Great thanks go out to all our supporters!  Click here for a complete list.

Special thanks to the following Rider Cup committee members who spent many hours planning and preparing for the outing: Andrew Bailey, Fritz Craiger, Dave Gaer, Alicia Knapp, Jeanine Rutter, Paul Soener, and Jim Stafford.  Waveland Golf Course was a great host thanks to Rocky Sposato and his team.

We look forward to the 17th annual Rider Cup next year – we have reserved May 20, 2016 at Waveland.  Please save the date and we hope to see you next year!

For photos of the event, click here.