Annual Golf Tournament & Scholarship Dinner

2017 Tournament Wrap-Up

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the 2017 SJS Scramble Golf Tournament and Scholarship Dinner! Our golfers enjoyed a delightful, rain-free day along the rolling hills and fairways of the Sheridan Golf Course in the Town. The evening’s festivities were equally exciting, including the event expanding to both levels of Klauder Hall. Our extended Happy Hour began on the lower level that included our fabulous gift pull and silent auction. Guests then headed upstairs to enjoy a fantastic dinner catered by Banchetti by Rizzo’s. School parent John Eberl hosted the evening and new this year, we welcomed Eric Monahan from Cash Realty who generously donated his time and talents to our event. It truly was a night to remember and one which will impact the lives of our students.

St. John's Kenmore, NY Golf OutingOur sincere appreciation to all of our sponsors. We were pleased to have welcomed many new sponsors this year and appreciate our loyal returning patrons who have generously contributed year after year. We encourage the support of these businesses…as the commitment they have made to St. John’s School is truly amazing!
And, a special thank you to our volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make it all happen. Your dedication and commitment of time and talents made our event simply wonderful!

Sponsorship Opportunities 

St. John's Kenmore annual golf outingInterested in sponsoring next year’s event? There are many opportunities, at varying levels, to meet your needs. Our team would be happy to discuss ways that you could best support this most worthy event.

Click here for details and a printable sponsorship form.

For more information, contact Michelle Salemi at:

(716) 877-6401 (office),
(716) 868-0096 (cell), or to help.

History of Our Tournament

Nearly a decade ago, the SJS Scramble Golf Tournament and Scholarship Dinner was introduced as a major event for our school.  Each year, this event continues to thrive and grow.  Since its inception, the event has raised over a quarter-million dollars! These funds are now exclusively dedicated towards providing financial assistance to families in need.

Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship


The Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of the founder of our Scramble Golf Tournament and Scholarship Dinner, Mary E. Kirwan. A woman dedicated to Catholic education and the St. John the Baptist community, Mary has nurtured this from its infancy to the premier event it is today. A scholarship has been established that is awarded annually to a student who embodies the qualities consistent with Mary’s character—demonstrating leadership, faith, service, and the pursuit of excellence.

The fourth Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship was awarded this year (June 2017) to three distinguished candidates: 8th graders Chloe Bowles, Ted Brown, and Analee DeGlopper.  Each is a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship for emulating the qualities consistent with Mary Kirwan's legacy and character--leadership, faith, service, and a pursuit of excellence. Because of the tournament’s success, for the first time this year, three scholarships were awarded. The candidates were nominated by the faculty, wrote an essay, and underwent an interview by the scholarship committee. These young ladies distinguished themselves with their talents and deeds to be exceptionally deserving and worthy of this award.

The 2017-2018 school year promises to be fantastic and we look forward to sharing updates regarding the 2018 Scholarship Process with you soon!


Principal Cynthia Jacobs, Mary E. Kirwan, Rev. Michael Parker, Ryan Ensminger,
Rev. Dawid Krzeszowski, Olivia Warrington, and Mary Short.