Loudoun County, Va. (September 26, 2014) – The annual Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF) Golf Classic raised more than $70,000 on Monday, September 22nd, at the 1757 Golf Club.
The LEF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that raises private funds to enhance the quality of education in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). The Foundation supports projects that stimulate students’ curiosity and create exceptional learning opportunities.
Seventy-three players took part in the 2014 version of the Golf Classic.
The winning team of Tom Clater, Todd Smith, Eddie Qura and Edy Pleytez, representing Diversified Educational Systems, shot a 57 on the par-70 course. (The format was best ball.)
Second place went to the Sigmon Family Investments Team (Dean Sigmon, Peter Fulcer, Rob Fulcer and Preston Burns), which shot a 59. The team of Pat Payne, Brandt Petrie, Jerry Taylor and Ricardo Smith (Boland TRANE Services) finished third with a 62.
Mike Ferri (Moseley Architects) won the longest-drive contest for the men with Stephanie Rudy (Dell) winning the women’s competition. Payne won the closest-to-the-hole competition for the men with Michelle Kovach (Cigna) winning for the women.
At a dinner following the tournament, LCPS Superintendent Dr. Eric Williams told the golfers that the LEF is essential in maintaining, and building upon, the educational excellence in Loudoun. “I am incredibly impressed with the level of excellence in Loudoun County Public Schools. The question I would pose is ‘How can we sustain and build on that excellence?’…The Loudoun Education Foundation plays a key role in doing so by finding the bright spots.”
Williams said the LEF’s grant program and recognition events for students and teachers celebrate and enhance what is best about schools. “I appreciate you all being here today to support the foundation to help us fund the bright spots because that’s a key part of the excellence of Loudoun County Public Schools.”
The title sponsor for the 2014 LEF Golf Classic was SHW (now called STANTEC).
The event and banquet sponsor was Urban, Ltd.
Lunch sponsors were Cigna and Moseley Architects. Diversified Educational Systems Inc. was the Hole in One Contest sponsor and Architecture Inc. was the Longest Drive sponsor.
Team sponsors included ASG Security LLC; Boland TRANE Services; Bowman Consulting; Cigna; Delta Dental; Dell; Hughes Group Architects; Pennoni Associates; Sigmon Family Investments; and Virginia Heritage Bank.
Hole sponsors included Apple Federal Credit Union; ASG Security LLC; AVAYA; Boland TRANE Services; Cigna; Ernst & Young; Frank & Company, P.C.; Hughes Group Architects; Pennoni Associates; Reed Smith LLP; The Greatest Maine Lobster Company; and U.S. Transactions Corporation.
Costco Wholesale was designated Supporter of the Foundation for its work with the Golf Classic and Chris Broussard, Enlutions Interactive was designated as a Friend of the Foundation.
Loudoun County School Board member Jeff Morse (Dulles District), an LEF trustee, attended this Golf Classic.