Sept. 23, 2023 – On Tues., Sept. 19, 2023, nearly 100 golfers and supporters attended the Fifteenth Annual Friends of the Jesuits Golf Outing at the beautiful Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.
For the past 15 years, the Friends of the Jesuits Golf Outing has raised funds to support men in formation and the care of our senior Jesuits. This year the Formation appeal raised more than $42,000. These events have collectively raised more than $3 million.
After a day of good golf and even better weather, participants gathered for a reception to catch up with each another, Jesuits, and representatives from the province. Guests had the chance to bid on a silent auction and win golfing at some of the best courses in the country.
View a video of Fr. Dennis Baker, SJ, giving the opening prayer for the day.
The beautiful weather and outstanding renovations at Quaker Ridge Golf Club added to the success of the day. We are grateful to Bill Miller, Chair, for his leadership and all the sponsors and participants, especially our Jesuits, who helped us convey the importance of the funds raised to benefit the ministries of the province.
There was a notable absence at this year’s outing, Fr. James F. Keenan, SJ, who passed away last month. “Fr. Keenan was a staple of this golf outing each year. His broad smile and thoughtful determination to see and speak with everyone made us all feel welcome and appreciated,” said Provincial Fr. Joseph O’Keefe, SJ, during his remarks. “He had built so many lasting relationships with everyone he met, and that was so evident at this event each year.”
During his remarks, Fr. O’Keefe announced that beginning next year, the outing will be known as “The James F. Keenan, S. J. Memorial Golf Outing.”