ANTIGONISH, NS – StFX Athletics is pleased to announce that the Father Kehoe Golf Classic tournament, presented by the X Varsity Club, will take place on Friday, July 28th, 2017 at the Antigonish Golf & Country Club.
StFX Director of Athletics & Recreation Leo MacPherson comments, "We are looking forward to supporters and alumni participating again this summer in the Father Kehoe Golf Classic. In addition to honouring the legacy of Father George Kehoe, the annual golf tournament serves as a fundraising opportunity for StFX Athletics to raise much-needed funds for our student-athletes to assist them in competing at high levels regionally and nationally."
This year will mark the 24th edition of the event, named in honor of former StFX Athletic Director Father George Kehoe who passed away in a tragic automobile accident in 1991. Father Kehoe graduated from StFX in 1952 and was a three sport athlete (hockey, basketball, and rugby). He returned to campus as the men's hockey coach in 1961 and coached for eleven years including participation in four national championships, becoming the winningest hockey coach in StFX history.
Father Kehoe was appointed Athletic Director in 1968, a position he held for 23 years. He served the AUAA (now AUS) as President for two terms and was the Vice President of the CIAU (now CIS) for a single term. In 1983 Father Kehoe was inducted into the StFX Sport Hall of Fame, followed five years later with an induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.
The 2017 Father Kehoe Golf Classic will be a one day event, with everything taking place on July 28th at the Antigonish Golf & Country Club. The four-person scramble format will feature a shotgun start at 11:00 am. After the golfing is complete, there will be a post-tournament reception at the golf course with a barbeque and tournament prizing. The tournament is an important part of the university's efforts at maintaining a tradition of excellence in varsity athletics, with one hundred percent of the proceeds raised going directly to supporting StFX's varsity athletic teams in the areas of athletic financial awards, exhibition and out-of-conference travel, academic support programs, and specialized equipment purchases.
Registration for the 2017 Father Kehoe Golf Classic is now open with more details available at www.goxgo.ca/kehoegolf. Teams of four can register for a cost of $500.