Campion Academy hosted their 24th annual Reeder Golf Classic at TPC Colorado on Wednesday, September 16. The Reeder Classic, associated with Campion’s alumni weekend, promotes networking among the alumni and community and raises funds for Campion’s student financial aid fund. Alumni and friends attended the Reeder Classic from all over the Denver metro area, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Chicago and North Carolina.
“It was a gorgeous day to play golf with family, friends, and alumni,” says principal Don Reeder. “Several of the players were students I’ve worked with over the years at Campion Academy. I was thrilled for their support, and for the new friends who joined us in support of our students and their financial aid needs.”
The Reeder Classic was supported by sponsors Centura Health-Avista Adventist Hospital as the lunch sponsor and Campion Church as the shirt sponsor. Dr. Robert Stacey was a hole sponsor. Campion alumnus Scott Fardulis, ’90, lent his expertise and connections as a founding member of TPC Colorado to aid in the planning of the tournament.
The Reeder Classic is named for Don Reeder, current principal and former men’s dean in Campion’s men’s residence hall for 30 years. The tournament was named for him because of his ability to connect and keep in touch with students long after they’ve graduated. The Reeder Classic was originally started by alumnus Kenny Gregerson, ’71, who then worked together with Reeder, Chris Gaines, and Kevin Binder, ’73, to build the tournament up in the mid 1990s.
The winners of the Reeder Golf Classic were Ross McLean, Matt Tomeny, ’14, Bobby Jarvis, and Angelo Giron.
“It was a great experience,” says Tomeny, who works for Personal Capital-Empower. “It’s a beautiful course. It’s technically challenging. We just had a really fun day and were able to support my alma mater.”
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the tournament was limited to 32 players. Mask policies and social distancing outside their teams was practiced during the tournament.