Golfers Tee Up for a Good Cause at Stepping Stones Golf Classic


 Stepping Stones’ June Golf Classic netted $80,000 to support programs for children, teens and adults with disabilities. The 16th annual event was held June 12 at O’Bannon Creek Golf Course in Loveland, and welcomed 160 golfers from around the country. 

The winning foursome in the morning flight was Niagara’s team of Jaylon Hutton, Coto de Caza, Calif.; Nick Goss, Union, Ky.; and Allen Goss and Tim Goss, both of Taylor Mill, Ky. The afternoon flight’s winning foursome was the Cornerstone Insurance team of Jonathan Friedman, of Hyde Park; Bill McCarthy, of Hyde Park; Patrick Shiels, of Montgomery; and Bill Stacey, of Indian Hill. 

Winners of the longest drive contests were Katie Klabunde, of Over the Rhine (women’s), and Jack Oliver, of Hyde Park (men’s). Closest-to-the-pin contest winners were Brian McRedmond, of Mason, and Dave Reeves, of Union, Ky. 

Members of the event’s organizing committee were: John Borchers Jr., of Columbia Tusculum, Roehr Agency; Jeff Caley, of Hyde Park, Eggland’s Best; Allen Goss, of Taylor Mill, Ky.; Joe Heller, of Anderson, Fifth Third Bank; Steve Mennen, of Loveland, Kroger; Adam Morton, of Mt. Lookout, Fort Washington Investment Advisors; and Raj Patel, of Milford, Comey & Shepherd. 

Niagara served as the Golf Classic’s presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors included Cardinal Solutions, Edgewell Private Brands, Jaguar & Land Rover Cincinnati, Mondiv, Presto Products, August A. Rendigs Jr. & Helen J. Rendigs Foundation, Republic Plastics, Reynolds Consumer Products, and Richter & Phillips. 

Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency serving more than 1,000 people with disabilities in day and overnight programs that increase independence, improve lives and promote inclusion. The 54-year-old agency provides educational, recreational and social programs at locations in Indian Hill, Batavia, Norwood and Monfort Heights.