[All pictures from the Krakowiak Golf Classic were taken by Paul Kowal ’08. All pictures from the All-School Reunion Dinner Dance on Friday were taken by Dave Fisher ’94. All pictures from NamerFEST were taken by Kate McCall ’05. All pictures from the 1975 Reunion were taken by Tom Giulivo ’75.]
Holy Name High School’s 2015 Alumni Weekend was a huge success, thanks to the support of Namer alumni and friends who attended and volunteered at the many events and activities that were held Thursday, June 11 through Saturday, June 13!
The weekend-long celebration began with the Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic on Thursday at Pine Hills Golf Club. Nearly 100 golfers participated, with the foursome of Brian Bobula ’94, Larry Houser ’94, Chad Trush ’94, and Dan Trush ’96 winning the Classic. The golfers loved playing at Pine Hills, and enjoyed the Pig Roast catered by Chad Trush ’94 and the Islander Bar & Grille. Most importantly, over $9,000 was raised to benefit the Eugene T. Krakowiak Scholarship Fund – more than double the amount brought in last year!
On Friday, graduates from the Class of 1945 through the Class of 2010 gathered to reminisce and share their favorite high school memories at the All-School Reunion in Holy Name’s Memorial Gymnasium. While connecting with classmates, DJ Marc Majers ’90 played music that included top hits from the decades represented, and Coyne Catering provided amazing appetizers and desserts.
Saturday also featured a full day of events, beginning with the annual Holy Name Big Creek 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk. Brian DePauw ’14 made Namer Nation proud as the overall 5K Run Winner! The day continued with the 3-on-3 Alumni Basketball Tournament, where Class of 2010 graduates Corey Elliott, Sean Hartman, and Matthew Herron won the championship game.
Throughout Saturday afternoon, Holy Name’s back parking lot was filled with NamerFEST attendees! Kids of all ages loved the face painting and tie-dye t-shirt making stations, while everyone enjoyed the hamburgers and hot dogs cooked by Coyne Catering. New Namers from the incoming freshmen class of 2019 also joined in the fun, building friendships while playing cornhole, basketball, and volleyball! The action-packed, beautiful day then concluded with a special Chapel Mass celebrated by the Rev. James Batcha ’76.
We invite Holy Name alumni, students, parents, and friends to join us once again on Friday, September 18 for our Homecoming Tailgate at North Royalton’s Serpentini Stadium! More details about the Homecoming festivities will be announced later this summer. We hope to see you there, and thank you for continuing to support the Holy Name Community.