Participants in the annual Shelbyville High School Basketball/Football Golf Benefit Saturday enjoyed a beautiful afternoon as well as the opportunity to reunite with old friends, former Golden Bear teammates and numerous supporters.
“We enjoy so much support from numerous sponsors and players who make this event a priority for their summer,” said Shelbyville boys varsity basketball coach John Hartnett Jr. “We are very thankful to everyone. I really look forward to seeing everyone each year.”
The quartet of John Southworth, Jerrie LeClercq, Richard McGaha and Chad Jones (photo, from left to right) took first place honors in the 37-team scramble competition held at The Legends Golf Club.
Southworth, a former Golden Bear golf standout and 2009 Shelby County Golfer of the Year, was also one of the Closest to the Pin winners.
Other award recipients included Jared West (Closest to the Pin), Geoff Gerline and Luke Engle (Longest Drives), and Shelbyville football assistant coach Josh Teague (Longest Putt).
The Law family once again served as event sponsor. Nine-hole sponsors were Cagney’s Pizza King, Scott Ferguson, Joe and Theresa Harlan, KNAUF Insulation, Zotec Partners, Bruce Van Cleve, Pudder’s, “Z” Shirts and Jim Kamleiter.
KNAUF and Corevision sponsored lunch for the golfers.
“I am so pleased with the tremendous response we have received the past two years,” said co-coordinator and assistant football coach Drew Parsley. “Coach (Brian) Glesing and I want to express our appreciation to all the people who make this benefit a success each year.”
The event also was dedicated to the memory of former Golden Bear athlete and 2011 graduate Gary Oldham (photo below), who died in an auto accident earlier this year.