Since 1989, Saints Peter and Paul School has hosted an annual Golf Outing. 39 foursomes comprised that first event which was held at the White Eagle Golf Course. The huge response was due, in large part, to the mission of the Outing, namely to provide tuition assistance for families struggling to give their children a Catholic education. Since that time, over $1.6 million has been raised for this worthy cause.

Given the pandemic we’re living through, there has been much discussion about whether SSPP would return to in-person teaching, let alone hold normal activities like a Golf Outing.  The exciting news is that our school is actively preparing to welcome over 320 students on August 19 and is also prepared to continue offering features like before and after school care as well as fall sports like cross country and volleyball.
Given this optimistic approach to the 2020-21 term, a recent conference call took place amongst Golf Committee co-chair Pete Ledebuhr, Advancement Board President Craig Bennett, Advancement Board Vice-President Joe Scheffler, our Pastor, Fr. Brad, Advancement Director Frank Glowaty, and parish Finance Manager Tom Boler. Its purpose was to determine the feasibility of maintaining our September 10 date at Cress Creek and whether the group felt golfers would be comfortable enough to support this fundraiser.
Schools like Benet Academy have already run successful outings this summer and the Edward Hospital Foundation will hold their benefit on August 31. Recent discussions with Cress Creek Country Club personnel revealed they have protocols in place to accommodate 100+ golfers and are poised to serve both lunch and dinners on their outside patio with proper social distancing protocols in place.

The idea to survey past golfers and current parents as to their comfort level in participating also sprang forth from the call. “It seems like a prudent step,” offered Fr. Brad, “to gauge the level of interest before the committee put in countless hours of preparation.”  Tom Boler reminded the group that the school budget is predicated on the Outing raising $50,000. Craig Bennett added that he believes school families, as well as alumni and former school parents, are ready to support the school’s efforts in all areas including this Outing.

To date, we’ve had 37 respondents with 90% of those expressing their opinions informing us that we can definitely expect to see them on the links on that second Thursday of September. 

If you have not yet expressed your opinion, please do so now so the committee can make an informed decision.

The survey remains open until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24. 

Volume 8, No. 1
July 22, 2020
Although we held 11 mini-graduations on May 29, in response to the desires of our students and parents, a formal Graduation Mass for the Class of 2020 took place last week in church.
Our Advancement Board is readying the roll out of
Queen of Hearts II this fall.

This year's version will rely heavily on online sales and will offer weekly payouts for numbers drawn which do not reveal the Queen.

Current plans call for this fundraiser to kick off in October.
W hen our school was founded in 1853...

….parents did not have the opportunity to give their children peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for their lunch. It wasn’t until 1884 when Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada patented peanut paste, the finished product from milling roasted peanuts between two heated surfaces. In 1895 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (the creator of Kellogg's cereal) patented a process for creating peanut butter from raw peanuts.
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