Annual Red and White Golf Classic takes shape

AHS Alumni Jonathan Pratt, Michael Henessey and Nolan Gilbert participate in last years event.

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AHS Alumni Jonathan Pratt, Michael Henessey and Nolan Gilbert participate in last year’s event.

Warm weather is finally here, which means golf season has arrived as well. Every May the Annandale PTSA hosts the Red and White Golf Classic, which is one of the highest grossing fundraisers for the PTSA. The Red and White Golf Classic takes place at Laurel Hill Golf Course on Friday, May 9 and is open for anyone to sign up.

“The Golf Classic is the major fundraising event for the Parent Teacher Student Association,”  event organizer Rich Fruchterman said. “In each of the last two year’s the tournament has netted about $15,000 for the PTSA. It is the only fundraiser for the academic programs supported by the PTSA.

The Red and White Golf Classic has been an AHS tradition for 17 years. Many families and alumni participate in the event, with some donating a weekend at their family’s vacation home to be auctioned off.

“We get tremendous support from parents and alumni,” Fruchterman said. “Alot of parents, alumni, or just friends of the school come out to play in a tournament or to support it on tournament day. The point is to have fun while raising money for the PTSA.”

The golf classic consists of teams of four that play in a best ball, scramble format where teammates can help each other. Each golfer purchases 18 holes of golf with cart, use of both the driving range and putting green, light breakfast, catered lunch, snacks and beverages on course and a gift bag.

“ [The] Level of golfing ability is not important. The parents, alumni and friends of AHS simply come out to have a good time and support the school,” Fruchterman said.

As well as the golf tournament, the PTSA hosts an auction where items are sold to help raise even more funds.well as an auction, where families like the Allshouses donate a weekend at their condo or vacation home for the highest bidders.

“We will be donating our Wintergreen condo again for two nights,” seven- year participant Randy Allshouse said. “It is a part of a live auction that takes place during our lunch after the tournament.

To be a part in the tournament, participants must register by May 2, and pay either $500 as a foursome (a whole group) or $125 as an individual golfer. All AHS Staff and college students save $50 as a special discount, cutting the registration cost to $75.

The tournament also have sponsors who donate money. Sponsorship ranges from being a Title, or Presenting Sponsor that consists of Tournament Naming Rights, Two Foursomes and and Award Plaque for $3,500, to a Tee Sponsor which consists of signing on one tee area and Recognition in the Program for $100. Anybody can also be a Patron Sponsor, starting at $5 and increasing in $5 increments. To become a sponsor, go online to the Annandale PTSA website  to make a donation before April 30.

The registration form for the event can be found on