Friday the 13th was a lucky day for St. James and Holy Redeemer schools when parents, alumni, and other supporters teed off in the schools’ inaugural golf tournament at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland.
Approximately 65 golfers participated in what will become an annual event for the two schools as they raise funds for campus improvements. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will upgrade the grass playing field on the Holy Redeemer Middle School campus and develop new play areas and structures at St. James Elementary School.
“Father Ed and I are both thrilled with the results of this inaugural golf contest,” said Susan Romero, principal of the two schools. “Our parent volunteers put on a very professional event that brought people together from both of these schools in a fun way.”
A highlight of the day was the “golf balls from heaven” ball drop on the 18th green with Sunland-Tujunga fire station No. 74 lending its ladder truck for the event. St. James Elementary parents Scott and Julie Acosta were the winners of the ball drop with their ball getting the closest to the hole.
Romero thanked the sponsors of the tournament that included Eva Jeffers, Dr. Santo and Joanne Polito, LMG Group LLC, Innovative Consulting, and Printefex.
Contributed by Lisa TUSH