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Walker’s 2021 Fall Classic Golf Tournament Raises Funds For Athletic Department

Fall Classic Golf Tournament EWSPA

The Ethel Walker School held its First Annual Walker’s Fall Classic on Thursday, October 21, 2021, and raised a total of $57,000 to augment the budget of Walker’s Athletic Department.

“The Ethel Walker School Fall Golf Classic reflected for all of us what ultimately matters: the showcasing of our impressive student-athletes, the creative partnership between parents and the administration, and the rich enjoyment of sport and good fellowship shared by all who participated,” said Head of School Dr. Meera Viswanathan. “All this in a gorgeous setting on a perfect autumn day. How could we ask for more?” 

Walker’s Fall Classic, held at the picturesque Golf Club of Avon, had a shotgun start and used a scramble format. The day kicked off with a putting contest, lunch, and ample time to look over the raffle, silent auction and live auction items. Out on the course several contests were offered including an opportunity to win $1 Million Dollar prize, $20,000 prize, two opportunities to win a new car, and the traditional longest and closest to the hole contests.

Thank you to all our golfers – you made our inaugural event a huge success and one to remember!


1st Place Gross – Avery Bloom ‘23, Justin Bloom P’23, Cameron Riccio and Tony Riccio
Putting Contest – Bethany Davis (Women), Dave Corbett P’21 (Men)
Closest to the Pin – Devon Cairns (Women), Craig Bond (Men)
Longest Drive – Flavia McCaughey (Women), Don Tinker (Men)

The Walker’s Fall Classic Committee would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to our sponsors:

Tournament sponsors

Platinum SponsorThe Pancavage Family
Dinner SponsorFLIK
Hole-In-One Car SponsorSullivan’s O’Neill’s Chevrolet Buick
Cocktail Hour SponsorRand-Whitney Container
Cart SponsorFR Investment Group
Front 9 Water & Beverage SponsorMaryann Thompson Architects
Back 9 Water & Beverage SponsorButler Equipment, LLC
Lunch SponsorThe Dowd Family
Lunch SponsorOsterman & Company, Inc.
Golf Ball SponsorFR Investment Group
Printing SponsorThe Elm Press, Inc.

Tournament sponsors

Ai-TEK Instruments, LLC
Gottfried & Somberg Wealth Management
Walker’s Advancement Team and Annual Fund
AP Construction Company
CT Liberty Mortgage
The Ethel Walker School Parents Association (EWSPA)
Winterberry Landscape and Garden Center
Wine ETC.
Webster Bank
Walker’s Varsity Soccer
Triangle Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Taylor Design
Cohen, Burns, Hard & Paul, Attorneys at Law
BSN Sports

Sullivan’s O’Neill’s Chevrolet Buick
The Simsbury Inn
Rand Whitney Container
Park South Hotel, NYC
Osterman & Company INC.
Maryann Thompson Architects
Knight Manufacturing Company
Harborside Inn, Newport, RI
FR Investment Group
The DeWolff Family
Clifton Larson Allen, LLP
Kevin Chessen P’13
Butler Equipment, LLC
Armory Technologies

Thank You to our Live Auction Contributors

The Lawson Family and Lawson Power Source – $15,000 Bathroom Renovation

Margot Bogert ’60, Trustee Emerita – Two Golf Threesomes at The Fishers Island Club

Kevin Chessen P’13, Board of Trustees 
“A San Francisco Sports Experience:” Round of Golf for Three at the Olympic Club, Two Nights’ Accommodations at the Olympic Club Hotel, Dinner for Three at Ozumo, SF, Three Premium seats at the Chase Center for a Golden State Warriors game.

The DeWolff Family and The Walker’s Board of Trustees
“A Portuguese Rivera Experience:” A one-week stay in a well-appointed apartment located in the resort town of Cascais, Portugal and $1,000 spending money.

Thank You to our Silent Auction Contributors

The Legassa Family – Four Disney Park Hopper Passes
Jenny Belknap ’90 – La Mer Skincare Gift Set
The Park South Hotel, NYC
Mike Waterbury – Golf for Four, with caddies, at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club
The Murphy Family  – Golf for Four at the Hartford Golf Club
Cycleology – Volkl Mantra skis
E&R Laundry – “Look Sharp Laundry Plan”
The Harborside Inn, Newport, RI

Thank You to our Raffle Prize Contributors

Rush Bowls, Simsbury
Andy’s Italian Kitchen
Joe Pizza
The Boston Red Sox
The Boston Celtics
Wine ETC.; Lisa Hamel P’25
The DiCarlo Family – Hartford Athletic Tickets and espnW Gift Basket
The Hartford Yard Goats
The Brighenti Family – The Simsbury Inn
The Grech Family – Foursome at Fairview Farm Golf Course
Tree House Brewing Company
Jenny Belknap ’90 – Jo Malone London Candle and Diffuser set
Avon Driving School
The Wilkes Family – Mayflower Inn and Spa

A Special Thanks to the Walker’s Fall Classic Committee!

Paul Dowd, P’23, Chair of the Committee
Alexis Dowd P’23
Ty and Elizabeth Martinelli P’25, 27
Dan and Christina Grech P’23
Marci Shaw P’23
Patricia Krupnikoff P’23
Chris Murphy P’26  
Chris Calma P’22
Steve and Kelly Youngberg P’24
Chris and Beth Strapp P’21
John Monagan, Auctioneer
Kati Eggert, Director of Athletics
Michelle Helmin, Director of External Affairs
Tyler Varsell, Marketing and Website Design and Management
Leila Wetmore, Director of Development and Annual Giving