General's Open Golf Tournament and Tennis Event

To Benefit Thayer Academy's Financial Aid Program
Monday, May 13, 2019
Black Rock Country Club - Hingham, MA

On Monday, May 13, 2019, Thayer Academy will host the 25th Annual General's Open Golf Tournament & Tennis Event at Black Rock Country Club in Hingham, which includes an 18-hole bramble-style golf tournament, round-robin tennis event, golf clinic, and reception. 

The funds raised for the 2019 General's Open will be directed to Thayer's financial aid program. Last year $40,000 supported Thayer’s financial aid program as a direct result of the General’s Open.

We hope you will participate in what promises to be a day filled with cordial competition both on the tennis court and golf course, as well as great silent auction items and a convivial cocktail reception.

Sponsorship Levels

Tournament Sponsor - $25,000 (one opportunity)

  • Includes three foursomes (with player gifts, cart and greens fees, lunch, and cocktail reception)
  • Preferred starting hole placement on the course
  • Includes tennis for four players (with player gifts, lunch, access to Black Rock’s Tennis Pro, and cocktail reception)
  • Six additional guests at the cocktail reception
  • Listed as Tournament Sponsor on all digital and print materials
  • Full-page back cover ad in program book
  • Company branded targets placed in the driving range
  • Corporate banner at tournament
  • Tee sign on Hole 1
  • First right of refusal for next year’s tournament

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000

  • Includes two foursomes (with player gifts, carts and greens fees, lunch, and cocktail reception)
  • Includes tennis for two players (with player gifts, lunch, access to Black Rock’s Tennis Pro, and cocktail reception)
  • Two additional guests at the cocktail reception
  • Listed as Presenting Sponsor on all digital and print materials
  • Full-page ad in program book
  • Listing on tournament banner
  • Tee sign on one hole

Reception Sponsor - $7,500 (one opportunity)

  • Includes one foursome (with player gifts, cart and greens fees, lunch, and cocktail reception)
  • 4 additional guests at the cocktail reception
  • Table signs at cocktail reception
  • Full-page ad in program book
  • Tee sign on one hole

Gold Sponsor - $5,000 SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

  • Choice of Sponsorship (one of each, first come first served): Lunch Sponsor, Cart Sponsor, Beverage/Snack Cart Sponsor, Putting Green Sponsor, Player Gift Sponsor)
  • Includes one foursome (with player gifts, carts and greens fees, lunch, and cocktail reception)
  • 2 additional guests at the cocktail reception
  • Half-page ad in program book
  • Tee sign on one hole

Silver Sponsor - $3,000 SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

  • Includes one foursome (with player gifts, cart and greens fees, lunch, and cocktail reception)
  • Half-page ad in program book
  • Tee sign on one hole

Tennis Event Sponsor - $2,500

  • Name featured on tennis banner
  • Includes tennis for two players (with player gifts, lunch, access to Black Rock’s Tennis Pro, and cocktail reception)
  • Listing in the program book and on event website

Foursome Sponsor - $1,500 SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

  • Includes one foursome (with player gifts, cart and greens fees, lunch, and cocktail reception)
  • Listing in program book

Tennis Court Sponsor - $1,000 (3 of 5 opportunities remain)

  • Recognition at the tennis courts
  • Includes tennis for one player (with player gifts, lunch, access to Black Rock’s Tennis Pro, and cocktail reception)
  • Listing in the program book and on event website

Best Shot Sponsor - $1,000 (3 of 4 opportunities remain)

  • Choice of Sponsorship (one of each, first come first served):  Closest to the Pin, Hole in One, Longest Drive, or Putting Contest
  • Includes golf for one golfer
  • Listing in program book

Hole Sponsor - $500

  • Tee sign on one hole
  • Listing in the program book

“Love” Tennis Sponsor - $250

  • Listing in the program book and on event website

Individual Participation Opportunities

Golfer - $400 SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

  • Includes golf for one (with player gift, cart and greens fees, lunch, and cocktail reception)

Tennis Player - $125

  • Includes tennis for one player (with player gift, lunch, access to Black Rock’s Tennis Pro, and cocktail reception)

Golf Clinic - $125 (new opportunity for 2019!)

Limited to 15 Participants / All Levels Welcome  

This clinic is designed to provide pointers that help you develop your game. Black Rock's golf pros will lead the session and focus on the fundamentals all golfers need. If you do not have your own equipment, Black Rock will provide you with golf clubs and balls. 

Registrants are invited to join the General's Open Post-Golf Reception in Black Rock's clubhouse following the conclusion of the clinic to enjoy cocktail fare, live music, and a chance to buy raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items.

Cocktail Reception Attendee Only - $50

Live music featuring Boston Award Winner, Louie Bello '94, cocktail fare (cash bar), a silent auction, and giveaways you may enter only at the reception.

 

Donate a silent auction prize

Please note: the silent auction donation is within the registration form

Online Bidding for the Silent Auction is now open!

Click to browse and bid

Note: In order to bid, you will need to click here to complete a simple registration as a mobile bidder. 
If you have purchased golf ball raffle tickets, you are already registered and can begin bidding immediately.


Event Schedule

11:00 a.m.: Chipping and putting practice areas open
11:30 a.m.: Golfer Registration and Lunch
11:45 p.m.: Tennis Player Registration and Lunch
12:45 - 2:45 p.m.: Tennis Round Robin Tournament
1:00 p.m.: Shotgun Start
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Golf Clinic - NEW for 2019!
6:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception (Cash Bar), Silent Auction, Awards Presentation, & Live Music


Committee

GOLF

Kevin Caulfield ’96
Will Donnellan P ’17, ’19, ’21, ’25
Golf Co-Chairs

Debbie Collins P ’22
Jeff Frankel P ’23
Pat Mathews '04
Shana McCarthy P ’24
Danielle Shahied P ’26

TENNIS

Maureen Hayes P ’21, ’24
Julie Gilbert P ’17, ’21
Tennis Co-Chairs

Gayla Campbell P ’20
Jennifer Casey P ’17, ’18, ’20
Peter Finnegan P ’15, ’17, ’24
Leslie Wilmot P '20, '22

RECEPTION

Eileen Valois P ’21
Reception Chair

Caroline Counselman P ’22
Lisa Fideli P ’21, ’23, ’25
Michelle Flaherty P ’19
Reedy Kream P ’17, ’21, ’23
Michelle LaMattina P '24
Carey Stenberg P ’23
Kelly Swaney P ’20 

Contact Director of Special Events, Stewardship & Parent Programming Chrissy Dahlheimer (781.664.2517 or cdahlheimer@thayer.org) with any questions about the General's Open


Our sincere appreciation to our generous sponsors for 2019

Presenting Sponsor

STATE STREET CORPORATION

Gold Sponsors

ANONYMOUS

MCCUSKER-GILL, INC.
Rita and Kevin Gill P ’11, ’13, ’22

Silver Sponsors

CAMPANELLI
Rob DeMarco ’86 P ’19, ’21

CROWD LENDING INC.
Daniel Najarian '94

The Donnellan Family
Lori ’90 & Will Donnellan P '17, '19, '21, '25  

FLORENCE ELECTRIC, INC AND KAYDON INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES
Eli Florence P '10 

J&R GRAPHICS - PRINTING & MAILING SPECIALISTS

The Sullivan Family
Kelley & Jim Sullivan P '21, '25

Catherine & John White GP '26

Tennis Event Sponsors

The Coughlin Family
Kerrie & James Coughlin P '24, '26

The Finnegan Family 
Peter Finnegan P ’15, ’17, ’24

Foursome Sponsors

The Brewster Family
Jill & Mark Brewster P '19, '20, '22, '24

CAULFIELD PROPERTIES INC.
Kevin Caulfield '96

The Cox Family
Nicole & Ryan Cox '98

JAC FINANCIAL
Joshua Cohen '91 P '24
Northwestern Mutual

The Counselman Family
Caroline & Lee Counselman P '22

The DiRico Family
Krista & Jack DiRico '76 P '18, '18, '23

Scott Fallon '83 P '11 & Connor Fallon '11

The Forger Family
Melissa Tuthill Forger '92 & Glenn Forger P '25

STONEMEADOW PARTNERS LLC
Michael Joe P '17, '20

The Joffe Family
Suzanne & Adam Joffe P '23

HARPER HOMES LLC
Reedy Kream P '17, '21, '23

Stephen Losordo '93

The McCarthy Family
Shana & Ryan McCarthy P '24

Kate McMenimon P '99 GP '24

Rob McMenimon '99

The Scanlan Family
Jackie & Vince Scanlan P '23 

The Shahied Family
Danielle & Paul Shahied P '26

The Sheridan Family
Kathleen & Peter Sheridan P '20

JOHN MORIARTY AND ASSOCIATES
& The Snyder Family

Lesley Leibowitz Snyder '93 & Josh Snyder '93 P '23, '25

The St. Jean Family
Trish & Brian St. Jean P '17, 20, '23

The Valois Family
Eileen & Roland Valois P '21

The Wilmot Family
Leslie & Mike Wilmot P ’20, ’22

Tennis Court Sponsors

SCITUATE RACQUET & FITNESS
The Horne Family

Barbara and Christopher Horne P '08

WEYMOUTH CLUB
The Goldman Family
Sally and Stephen Goldman P '99, '00, '03

Best Shot Sponsor - Closest to the Pin

GIBSON SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Michael Moran P '19, '20

Hole Sponsors

The Chevalier Family
Jean Murphy & Charles Chevalier P ‘19

RICHMOND HARDWARE

SKOLER & DIMARZIO ORTHODONTICS
Patty & Peter M. Skoler DMD P '04, '11, '14

W. J. CONNELL CO. - CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
George Stephenson '51

WAFRA
The Swaney Family

Kelly & Tom Swaney P '20

Ace Tennis Sponsor

COHASSET TENNIS CLUB

"Love" Tennis Sponsors

The Casey Family
Jennifer & John Casey P '17, '18, '20

Nancy Fitzpatrick Friedman '79

The Milano Family
Victoria & Matt Milano P '21, '22

Golf Ball Sponsor

THE FIRST ELECTRONICS COMPANY
The Donnellan Family

Lori ’90 & Will Donnellan P ’17, ’19

 

Silent Auction Sponsors

BLUE RIBBON BBQ

BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION

BOSTON RED SOX

BOSTON RED SOX FOUNDATION

BURKE DISTRIBUTING CORPORATION
Andrea & Tim Burke '89 P '20, 21

THE CATERED AFFAIR
Holly Safford P '94 & Alex Marconi '94

The Dasco Family
Sarah & Demetrios Dasco P '24

DAVIO'S BRAINTREE

John Deady

The Fideli Family
Lisa & Bill Fideli P '21, '23, '25

Peter Finnegan P ’15, ’17, ’24 & Kevin Callahan ’89

ECK|MACNEELY ARCHITECTS, INC.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL & RESIDENCES

Jeff Frankel P ’23

The Harper Family
Jen Schumacher-Harper & Mitch Harper P '25, '26

KENNEDY CARPET SALES & CLEANERS, INC.
The Kennedy Family

Freda & Jay Kennedy P ’17, ’19

KINGSBURY COUNTRY CLUB

The McCarthy Family
Shana & Ryan McCarthy P ’24

NORDSTROM
AT THE SOUTH SHORE PLAZA

ROTA PHOTOGRAPHY DESIGN

SEAPORT HOTEL & WORLD TRADE CENTER
Marianna B. Accomando-Taylor P ’10, ’12

The Stenberg Family
Carey & Paul Stenberg P ’23

George Stephenson ’51

THAYER ACADEMY PARENT ASSOCIATION

TOSCA OF HINGHAM

The Valois Family
Eileen & Roland Valois P ’21

VIGA ITALIAN EATERIES & CATERER

BELLE VISAGE
Stacy Winick P ’23

Special thanks to:

Louie Bello ’94
for providing the cocktail reception's musical entertainment

BURKE DISTRIBUTING CORPORATION
Andrea & Tim Burke ’89 P ’20, ’21
for providing the tastings for our golfers and tennis players