Events feature athletics awards, fundraising and more


Newman University student-athletes, alumni, faculty/staff members and friends showed off both their athletic and charitable muscles in recent months at events designed to honor excellence and raise funds for Newman Athletics.

The 31st Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament drew 212 golfers and raised $94,000 to support the Newman Jets. In addition, the 2015 Gladiator Dash, a 5K obstacle course/race created by Newman alum Dan Giroux ’96 and NU Athletics Club member Zack Steven, raised $84,000 to benefit Newman Athletics and the Child Advocacy Center.

A new event this year, the Jetspy Awards, included a ceremony and banquet to recognize the accomplishments of Newman student-athletes during the 2014-15 season.