Gladiator Dash, Jet Open make for record-breaking year of fundraising
Proceeds from the 2014 Gladiator Dash and Laurie Bell Memorial 30th Annual Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament led the way to a record-breaking year of fundraising for Newman Athletics. The June 7 Gladiator Dash, created by Newman alum Dan Giroux ‘96 and Newman Athletics Club member Zack Steven, featured more than 1,100 people competing in the 5K obstacle-course/race. The event cleared close to $70,000 to benefit the Child Advocacy Center and Newman Athletics.
This year’s Jet Open began with an Aug. 3 kick-off party and live and silent auctions in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center attended by more than 250 people. The tournament took place the next day at Rolling Hills Country Club and drew a record 236 golfers. The event ended with an after-party and awards presentations at Emerson Biggins West in Wichita. The Jet Open raised a new record of more than $117,000.
For complete tournament results, visit http://news.newmanu.edu/30th-jet-open.