JCA plans exciting weekend with Hall of Champions, Alumni Golf event

Reservations are being taken for Joliet Catholic Academy’s inaugural Hall of Champions induction, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, in the coeducational high school’s Student Activity Center, located off Ingalls and Larkin avenues.
The night begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed at 7 by the ceremony, a tribute video, banner raising and dinner. Cost of the dinner is $60 per person. Gordie Gillespie, Bill Gullickson, Allie Quigley, Jim Stefanich and Tom Thayer will be honored.
Director of Special Events Christine Voss, who is being assisted by JCA parents Tom and Karen Tyrell in overseeing the festivities, noted that the public is encouraged to attend the ceremonial dinner. To purchase tickets, please contact Voss at (815) 773-0784.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of inspiring individuals who we are proud to say have been affiliated with JCA,” Voss said. “We will welcome them with a momentous program.”
On Friday, Aug. 29, the Hall of Champions’ first class of inductees will be recognized at halftime of JCA’s football game against Providence at Memorial Stadium. Varsity kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. A postgame gathering is planned for Traditions Restaurant & Pub at 9:30.
The Hall of Champions event is being staged in conjunction with JCA’s annual Alumni Golf Classic. Check-in at Inwood Golf Course is at 9 a.m., followed by a shotgun tee-off start at 11. Cocktails and dinner begin, respectively, at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Cost of golf and dinner at the Alumni Golf Classic is $140 per person, while dinner only is $30 per person. Reservations for the event are required, but all alumni, friends and families of JCA are cordially invited to participate or attend the dinner.
Director of Alumni Relations Sue Bebar, who is being assisted by Frank DiBartolomeo and Doug Giaudrone for the Alumni Golf Classic, confirmed that all five Hall of Champions honorees will be either on the course, at the dinner or at the football game during Friday’s scheduled round of activities.
“The Alumni Association has planned a golf outing that is sure to complement the Hall of Champions event,” Bebar said. “Guests can anticipate the warmth and friendliness that exists within the JCA community — along with our true-to-form competitive spirit.”
For more information about the Hall of Champions event, please contact Voss at cvoss@jca-online.org. For more information about the Alumni Golf Classic, please contact Bebar at sbebar@jca-online.org or by calling (815) 741-0500.

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