The 32nd annual Saints Peter and Paul School Golf Outing at Cress Creek Country Club is little more than a week away and we have more participants than any year since 2015. “We’ve had 23 groups sign up,” shared co-chair Scott Enke, “and we’re pleased that so many parents and alums are willing to support this worthy cause.

The cause referenced by Scott is financial aid. Since its inception in 1989, the previous Golf Outings have generated over $1.4 million in tuition assistance. This year, our pastor, Fr. Brad, has received requests for nearly $130,000 in tuition support.
As noted in earlier communiques, the Golf Committee is taking measures to ensure that everyone can enjoy the entire day without health concerns. Everything is scheduled to take place outdoors beginning with registration at 10:30.

 As golfers pull into Cress Creek, the registration table will be set up right near the bag drop. After checking in, golfers may head to the driving range prior to enjoying a box lunch on the patio.

The shot gun start will commence at noon with ample refreshments available throughout the 18 holes. At approximately 5:30, golfers and guests will begin a three-hour cocktail party while they enjoy a chicken and brisket dinner.

For those who have participated in previous Outings, this will certainly have somewhat of a different feel. “In addition to holding the registration, lunch, cocktail party, and dinner outdoors,” noted Scott, “we’ve had to make a few other adjustments.”

One is going a little lighter on tee gifts as sponsorships are not as robust as in previous years. While its hard to know how the pandemic has impacted our families and other donors, the committee realizes it will be a challenge to reach their $50,000 goal.
But many of your favorite activities remain. Hennessy Ford and Esser-Hayes will still be offering major prizes for the first hole-in-one on #3 and #17 and Sr. Mary Ann Dosen will return to challenge golfers on hole #14 to Beat the Nun with their drive.  A putting contest will also take place.

An outdoor setting makes a Live Auction impractical so we are resorting to the old-fashioned paper and pencil option for the following items:

  1. Reserved Pew & Parking for afternoon Christmas Eve Mass.  Can accommodate up to 8 people.
  2. Dinner for 8 at the LaVacca’s along with special guest, Fr. Brad
  3. Card Your Yard for any single event (First Communion, Birthday, Graduation, Engagement, etc.)
  4. Golf for 3 at Rich Harvest or Olympia Fields.
  5. Golf for 4 at Cress Creek or The Bourne.
  6. Overnight at Hotel Indigo includes breakfast as well as a dinner certificate from Hugo’s
  7. School Spirit Basket – (SSPP sweat pants, pajama bottoms, hat, mask, sweatshirt)

When you purchase your Golf Package at registration, you will also receive raffle tickets that can win you a $100 gift certificate to either Sullivan’s, Angeli’s, or Quigley’s.

Next Tuesday, all participants will be emailed the list of golfers and further information for the September 10 Outing.

We're grateful for everyone's support to date.
Volume 8, No. 6
September 2, 2020
Never underestimate the
power of prayer.

While Fr. Brad and our kindergarten students were praying for a successful school year, our pastor might have just as well been asking God to bless this year's Outing.

Fortunately, those prayers were answered as we are no longer able to accept new registrations for the September 10 event at the
Cress Creek Country Club.

We are in need, however, of additional sponsors or items for our Silent Auction.

If you would like to help in this capacity, please call
One of the money making staples of the Golf Outing is that participants are able to purchase an Out of Uniform Day for their children.

This year, Mrs. Weis has decided that will take place on Thursday, September 17.

For those unable to join us next week at Cress Creek, you can purchase a Out-of-Uniform pass at school for $10 for one child or $20 for all of your children.

When our school was founded in 1853...

 .... anyone who was interested in golfing was guaranteed a decent amount of exercise as they had no other option than to walk the golf course.

For it wasn't until 1957, when Max Walker created the first gasoline-powered golf cart known as "The Walker Executive" that golfers had the option to ride.

This three-wheeled vehicle was shaped with a Vespa-style front end and, like any golf cart, carried two passengers and golf bags.
Saints Peter & Paul School 
Advancement Office 
5 No. Brainard St. 
Naperville, IL 60540 
(630) 718-2166