2019 Wrapup

2019 PHHS Alumni Golf Tournament & Reunion BBQ Wrap Up Announcement

Thank you to all our great sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees for making Thursday, May 16, 2019 a special Patriot Day! Through your support, we’re pleased to announce that our event netted $43,000 for special capital projects, equipment, and other teaching aids items unfunded by the School District. Add to this number over $36,000 in cash donations received from Patriot Alumni ($25,000 restricted to the Patriot Baseball program by Class of 2000 alumni Dahnte Sullivan – thank you Dahnte along with two anonymous $5,000 donations and many other smaller amounts) and your alumni association will have a net impact this year alone to the school of over $79,000!

This means in just seven years, your Patrick Henry High School Alumni Association, Inc., (PHHSAA) a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has raised in excess of $334,000 while holding seven fun events for alumni, current and former faculty members, parents of students, and other friends of the school. Your Alumni Association has also been the recipient of a $200,000 donation of furniture for the school’s main office, $90,000 of donations earmarked for the new PHAME building, the $25,000 and two $5,000 pledges mentioned above, an anonymous $25,000 grant used to help purchase 38 new PC’s and monitors for the school’s Computer Lab, along with two separate $10,000 pledges received in a prior year from various alumni. All-in-all, with your assistance, we have raised and are in the process of donating nearly $700,000 in goods and material support for the school and its student body in the brief seven-year history since the Alumni Association’s founding. Not bad for a dream born out of a luncheon reuniting Class of 1978 and 1979 football and baseball players to thank several of their coaches back in the summer of 2011!

New Patriot Head Football Coach J. T. O’Sullivan (10-year NFL QB) is busy transforming the Henry football team. This fall Coach O’Sullivan will be running his team into a newly remodeled Stadium and Field in new Nike green Henry uniforms purchased by your PHHS Alumni Association, Inc. Coach O’Sullivan is actively raising funds to replace the white Henry away uniforms. If you would like to support this effort please send a check to the PHHS Alumni Association, Inc. at 9292 Activity Rd, or click on the “Donate” button at http://henry.sandi.net/phhsaa/registration2019.html and we will ensure your funds go to this purpose.

All net funds are overseen by our seven-member PHHSAA Board of Directors. Grants/Disbursements are given careful consideration upon receipt of a requesting party’s completed Grant Request or via recommendations of our Scholarship Committee to our Board of Directors.

On Thursday May 30th Jeff Schindler ‘78 presented a $1,500 check each to our 2019 PHHS Senior Class members Libby Swanson, Alan Inthavong and Shusheng Li for their winning entries in our college scholarship awards program.

All of this would not be possible without the tremendous support of all of our sponsors and attendees as well as the hard work from a dedicated group of (listed alphabetically): Committee Members - Kevin Carlson ’78. Tom Conklin ’77, Jeff Cyr '78, Todd Faucett ’82, John Harris '76, Deanna Hopkins-Christman '78, Principal Listy Gillingham, Leta Keyes, Bill McColl '80, Marla Mohr '84, Al Naliboff '78, Mike Nokes ’78, John Osborne '78, Bob Ruane '78, Jeff Schindler '78, Mary Treadwell, Marie Tuthill, and Tom Weikel ’80; Volunteers September Chappellet ‘84, Steve Cosio ‘78, Diane Darley-Munoz ’78, Erin Doherty-Karnetski '78, Duane Lester ’78, Terri Racine-Stolberg ’82 and Deanna Rodriguez-Carlock ’84; and PHHS Parent Volunteers - Darcy Denton, Bessie Gellenfeldt, Elaine Legaspi ‘82, Andrew Schacke ’82 and Niki Schacke.

We also want to give special recognition to our Co-Title Sponsors: Winfield Development, Inc. – Scott Slocum ’93; and Peter Vander Werff Construction, Inc. – Chuck Gossage for their outstanding overall financial support, as well as to Marie Tuthill, her assistant Leta Keyes and our auction item donors for their help in making our Silent Auction as well presented as you will see anywhere and financially successful as well.

Our 2019 Golf tournament winning teams were:

North Course – 1st place goes to Steve Barker, Ron Cantor, Kevin Burningham and Greg Sidlo (repeat winners, congrats to them!); Runner-up Hillary Page, Mike Gentile, Scott Slocum and Chris Munro; and 3rd place Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Mike Peavy and Thomas Malone.

South Course – 1st place goes to Brian Cantor, Tom Conklin, Brian Smock and Mike Gillard; runner-up Sean Rapp, Dennis McNamara, Frank Furtak and Reagan McGowan; and 3rd place Robert Browns, Gary Bley, Jeff Bley and Sean Weismann.

These first place winners will be added to our perpetual Patriot Cup trophy in the lobby of the Main Office at school. They, along with the second and third place foursomes, will receive an invitation to play in the Randy Jones Invitational (RJI) Golf Tournament in January and February of 2020. The winning overall foursome from the RJI tourney receives an all-expense paid trip for eight to Pebble Beach, CA. Should the RJI winner come from one of our groups mentioned above the PHHS Alumni Association will receive a check in the amount of $10,000 from the RJI.

Save the Date: The 8th PHHS Alumni Golf Tournament & Reunion BBQ is tentatively set for Thursday, October 22, 2020 (unless it conflicts with the yet to be determined homecoming week) at Admiral Baker Golf Course with a 12:00 pm Shot-Gun start and 5:00pm for the Reunion BBQ.

In the meantime, please help us extend our reach by telling the alumni you know and meet about our event by asking them to send their names (maiden and current) and the year they graduated along with their email address to kcarlson@missionjanitorial.com or on the link at www.PatriotAlumni.org.

Finally, if you haven’t been on campus in the last year, you need to make the trip to see the new Patrick Henry Arts, Media & Entertainment (PHAME) building located adjacent to the Music Building on what was formerly about one-fifth of the school’s main parking lot. Your Alumni Association is very pleased to announce that the school and organizers involved in creating this new 500+ seat PHAME Performing Arts Theatre and surrounding classrooms have designated the main meeting room within this facility as the “PHHS Alumni Conference Room”. This 12ft x 26ft room, just off the main Annette Bening lobby area, showcases the Patrick Henry High School Hall of Fame featuring framed photographs and plaques of the many alumni (currently 22 individuals) who have made significant positive contributions to our city, state, and/or nation. All Hall of Fame candidates are reviewed by the PHHSAA Board of Directors with final approval made by the school administration. We feel this honor is an opportunity for current PHHS students to experience the rich history of the school’s alumni while giving them something else to aspire toward. PHHSAA also provided the A/V equipment and other furnishings in this room which should prove to be an excellent additional teaching tool for the faculty and student body to enjoy. For more information on this project go to www.phame.us or call the school for a tour of this beautiful asset for use by the whole community.

For more information on our next event and pictures from this and prior year’s event go to www.PatriotAlumni.org.

All the best,

The Board of Directors of the PHHS Alumni Association, Inc