Highlander Classic serves up a good time for all

Julie Reichle

Items at the silent auction including two signed football helmets

Over 200 Piedmonters enjoyed an afternoon of golf, tennis, and corn hole at the 13th annual Highlander Classic. Organized by the Piedmont Boosters and held at the Claremont Country Club, the event raises money for Piedmont’s school sports programs.

Barry Barnes, Boosters’ President

In the past, funds have been used for the athletic trainer and grant requests for team uniforms and equipment. This year, Booster funds will also be filling a $50,000 gap in the School District’s general fund to ensure that coaches and assistant coaches receive their stipends.

The foursome of Jason Harris, Fred Harris, Eric Olson, and Howard Oliver won the golf tournament.

2019 Highlander Classic tennis group

Monica O’Brien Manolis and Julie Birjon, and Deb Leland and Bernie Yu, topped the tennis group.

Deb Leland & Bernie Yu

New to the event this year was a “Savage Games” corn hole competition. Gary Lorin and Todd Mashburn ran away with the title.

Bill Conn, Rik Krumins, and John Savage, PHS teacher, boys water polo coach, and 2019 Highlander Classic Honoree

John Savage, PHS science teacher and boys varsity water polo coach, was the Highlander Classic Honoree.

Generous sponsors of the event included:

Ben & Jeannine Gillikin

Championship level: Ben & Jeannine Gillikin and Eric Sullivan & Teri Steele.

Grand Slam level: Ronnie & Teresa Baum, Weston & Lisa Settlemier, Reid & Amy Settlemier, and Level Select CBD

Ronnie Baum and Doug Alexander

Hole in One level: Jeff & Courtney Dorman, Orta Family, Tom & Cory Smegal, Selna Family, Nuti & Hart LLC, Brayer Electric, Lyle Johnson Wealth Mgmt., First Republic Bank-Peter Wagener, and Matt Heafey-Grubb Co.

Ace level:
Dave & Margaret Dunlap, Nicki & Ryan Gilbert, Rachael Meny & Matthew Hinsch, Doug Ireland, and Doug & Shanti Brien

Cory Smegal, Natasha Hyman, Laura Katter, Terri Burge
Sarah Mooney, girls water polo coach and PHS Alum, and Don Eidam
Beth Barrett, Virginia Davis, and Mary Alice McNeil

Photos by Julie Reichle

2 thoughts on “Highlander Classic serves up a good time for all

  1. This was a fabulous event and credit should go to Danielle Hilton for working tirelessly to make it happen and raise much needed funds for our youth sports.

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