WYKAGYL, NY - The Iona College Athletic Department held its 30th Annual Goal Club Hall of Fame Golf Outing on Monday, June 6, 2011 at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle.
More than 140 golfers came out in support of Iona College Athletics on one of the nicest days of the year so far to play one of the more challenging and beautiful courses in the country. After the golf portion of the day was complete, the evening's dinner brought over 220 guests to celebrate and honor the induction of Mr. Joseph A. Bernardi '58, Ms. Alison N. Higgs '05, Mr. Patrick G. Lyons '96, '00MS, '04MBA, and Mr. C. Ronald Pascale '71 into the Iona College Goal Club Hall of Fame. The Goal Club Hall of Fame is the ultimate athletic honor bestowed by the College.
The Hall of Fame Dinner also included the presentation of the Donald E. Walsh '66 award. This award is presented annually by the Iona College Goal Club to an individual who has demonstrated loyal support and service to Iona College Athletics through exceptional volunteerism. This year's award was presented with great honor and respect to Mr John J. Judge '71 & Mrs. Monica L. Judge '70.
The Iona Hall of Fame Golf Outing and Dinner directly benefits the Iona College Goal Club, which is the fund raising arm for Iona's 21-sport athletics program. The donations received from the Hall of Fame Golf Outing will help support scholarships, equipment and other essentials needed to keep Iona College at the forefront of Division I Athletics. Through the support of the community, alumni, families and friends of Iona College, the Goal Club has enabled us to make great strides within our athletic programs.
On behalf of the Athletics Department and all of the student-athletes who will benefit from the generosity of the many people who supported our golf outing, we thank you!
The Athletic Department would also like to recognize their sponsors for their continued and generous support of this event.