Scholarship Association Holds Annual Jack Friel Memorial Scramble
The Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) held its 23rd Annual Jack Friel Memorial Golf Scramble on June 22. The event is sponsored by Newtown’s two golf venues, Rock Ridge Country Club and Newtown Country Club. The format of using the two Newtown clubs has allowed the NSA committee to put foursomes at each course and rotate teams the next year, thus all repeat teams signed up to play are playing a different course. All golfers end their day at Rock Ridge Country Club for dinner.
The winners playing Newtown Country Club were Chris Watson, Bob Watson, Chad Joshpe, and Steve Loughran and at Rock Ridge Country Club were Charles Nanavaty, Glenn Nanavaty, Mike Kehoe, and Terry Shanahan. Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ golf teams also played in the tourney. There were more than 100 participants playing golf in support of the Newtown Scholarship Association.
For 78 years, NSA has focused on its mission to put a college education within reach for every high school graduate from Newtown. This year alone, NSA awarded more than $100,000 to 60 graduating Newtown seniors and is awarding 90 students currently in college approximately $345,000 in continuing aid. The Golf Scramble is just one way NSA raises money to assist students to further their education.