Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Supporting student success at the eighth annual golf invitational

Students smiling at the golf tournament

Alumni and friends of the Waterloo Pharmacy community came out to the 8th annual golf invitational, a competitive and fun-filled day of golf which dedicates proceeds to the Student Success Fund. This annual event has raised over $200,000, providing funding for a variety of student initiatives.

Thanks to support of this event, over 600 pharmacy students have been able to attend conferences like the OPA Conference, the CPhA conference, and Professional Development Week. The Student Success Fund also supports graduate awards that recognize graduate students for accomplishments like Best Thesis Defence or Best Mentor as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Many attendees of the golf invitational are dedicated to supporting students and return every year.

Dave Edwards and the winning alumni foursome
Congratulations to the following competition winners:

  • Longest drive female - Kaitlin Bynkoski
  • Longest drive male - Andrew Matthew
  • Closest to the pin, female - Dani Thomas
  • Closest to the pin, male - Gord Davies
  • KJH Ball Contest - Dave Edwards, Brett Barrett, Rob Barrett, Dave Krakovsky
  • Winning Alumni Team - Rx2011- Mike Collins, Matthew Di Giovanni, Bill Patrianakkos,  John Thai (right)
  • Most Honest Team - Rick Jankura, James Lee, Andrew Wong, Aaron Bens

Dave Edwards with the winning golf foursome
Special congratulations to the tournament's overall top teams:

  • 1st place - Jeff Nagge, Will Schill, Gord Davies, Andrew Matthew (left)
  • 2nd place - Dave Edwards, Brett Barrett, Rob Barrett, Dave Krakovsky

Thank you to our generous sponsors - Platinum sponsor McKesson, Gold sponsor Apotex, and Silver and Bronze sponsors – all to attendees for making the day a success.

See the Golf Tournament page for a full list of event sponsors and our Facebook page for event photos.