In just one month, the June 5th Conexus Golf Classic sold out with 52 committed teams!! This is an all-time record for the tournament and is a direct reflection of the caliber of the tournament committee, the event venue, and the commitment of our community to improve vision outcomes for students.
The 26th Annual Golf Classic is Conexus’ largest fundraising event and is projected to net more than $100,000 in support of our technology based comprehensive children’s vision programs.
Conexus and the tournament planning committee are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support for the 26th Annual Tournament, presented by Taylor & Parrish Construction! The June event is already a near sell out with 51 committed teams! We welcome the following major sponsors:
The 26th Annual Golf Classic kicked off today with the first meeting of the tournament planning committee. In a new tournament record, the kick off meeting began with 36 committed teams, leaving only 16 available slots before selling out!!!
The committee is now in full swing with hopes of closing out team sales before the end of the month.
Taylor and Parrish Construction is stepping up again this year to act as the presenting sponsor of the 26th Annual Conexus Golf Classic. Last year T&P advanced their sponsorship level from Co-Presenting Sponsor to the lead event sponsor and elevated the event to one of the most successful in recent history! Under the leadership of John Locher, Partner, T&P and longtime tournament chairman, the 2016 tournament raised over $107,000 and brought in several new teams and sponsors.
“We are very pleased to have John’s continued leadership and support of the Golf Classic and look forward to another excellent year,” said Tim Gresham, Conexus President and CEO.
The 25th Annual Conexus Classic was held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the beautiful Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, VA. With a sold out 54-team field playing on both courses at the prestigious Hermitage, the day was another great success in the long history of this premier corporate golf outing. Net proceeds from the event are estimated at $105,000, making a great impact on Conexus and our children’s vision programs.
Again this year, the event’s success is owed in no small part to the Tournament Committee Chairman John Locher, Principal at Taylor & Parrish, the event’s Presenting Sponsor. Each year, John works tirelessly to gain support for the event and our organization, actively recruiting committee members, teams, and other sponsors. As a reflection of his commitment to Conexus and the Golf Classic, 19 teams now hold the status of Locher Legacy Member, sponsoring a team in the tournament for at least seven consecutive years. John has been Chairman of the tournament committee for 14 years, and we look forward to another incredible event under his leadership and support on June 5 of next year. Click here to learn more about the Conexus Classic.
Taylor and Parrish has been a long-time supporter of the tournament as co-sponsor, and this year has raised their support level to be the sole presenter. John Locher, Partner at Taylor and Parrish, is the Chairman of the Tournament Planning Committee and has launched the most successful tournament kick-off in the event’s 25-year history! The event is sold out with 52 teams and on target to exceed all projected goals!
The Conexus Council for Pediatric Vision met this morning in Richmond, VA. Exciting plans are being made for a ground breaking study, partnering with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) that will likely change the way children are screened for vision problems throughout the United States.
“The mission of Conexus is to eliminate poor vision as barriers to success, and our vision is that every child reach their fullest potential,” said Conexus CEO Tim Gresham. “Our study will determine best practice public screening methods and protocols,” added Gresham.
Today Conexus held its kick off planning meeting for the 25th Annual Golf Classic. Never before in the 25-year history of the event has the committee come together for the first planning session with 40 teams already sold!!!
Early bird teams were entered into a one-of-a-kind raffle for a 23” x 21” Frederic Remington Bronze Sculpture. At the close of the meeting, Corrine Huber, Conexus Program Specialist, did the honors and pulled the winner from the pool of 40 teams.
We are pleased to announce, the winner is…..SunTrust! We will make arrangements to deliver the bronze to the winner in the near future with pictures to follow.
You can click here to learn more about the June 6th Golf Classic and register your team before the event reaches capacity at 52 foursomes!