Thank you to all that came out to make our St. John Bosco Annual Golf Outing a success!
Save the date: Monday, September 14, 2020
“Our generation will show that it can rise to the promise found in each young person when we know how to give them space. This means that we have to create the material and spiritual conditions for their full development; to give them a solid basis on which to build their lives; to guarantee their safety and their education to be everything they can be…” – Pope Francis.
The Catholic parishes of Sturgeon Bay invite you to join them in sponsoring our seventh annual golf outing to benefit St. John Bosco (SJB) School, the only Catholic school in Door County. SJB is committed to combining academic excellence with Christian values to ensure a bright future for Door County’s youth.
Thanks to your generous support, last year’s golf outing proceeds supported the purchase of textbooks, technology and other instructional materials for SJB. Your continued support will help do the same, and will assist the work of our teachers and administrators, whose enthusiastic devotion to Catholic education will help our children grow as Disciples of Christ.
We sincerely hope you will join us on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club for what promises to be an exciting day with your fellow patrons who value our school and its unique mission. Please take a moment to review the attached registration sheet and consider making a guaranteed investment in the preservation of excellence in Catholic education in our community. We thank you in advance for your support of St. John Bosco School.
David L. Weber
Golf Outing General Chair
The start time for this event will again be 12 Noon to better accommodate our out-of-town participants. You may arrive any time after 10:30 AM. A box lunch will be served prior to the round. We will have heavy hors d’oeuvres and prizes after the event.
Money can be sent directly to the school (address on the information sheet). You may use the team sheet for teams, or email David Weber (email@example.com) or Amy Alberts (amy.alberts@johnboscoschool.
Dr. John Plachetka Donates $10,000, plus a $10,000 “Match,” to 2020 St. John Bosco Golf Outing
Dr. John Plachetka, a part-time resident of Door County, has donated $10,000, plus a $10,000 “match,” to the 2020 St. John Bosco Golf Outing through the Plachetka Family Fund, a donor advised fund at Vanguard Charitable Foundation.
The match commitment is designed to encourage donations to defray the cost of reopening the school after the shut down earlier this year. When the school reopens, students will need to be distanced and will need his or her own set of supplies and equipment, especially in the areas of art, music, and physical education.
Under the match commitment, for each dollar donated, Dr. Plachetka has pledged to match the dollar up to a maximum of $10,000.
Dr. Plachetka is no stranger to St. John Bosco. He has made significant donations to the school in recent years, in addition to giving substantial support to the annual golf outing. He credits his own Catholic education, and his mother, Lucille, who was a Catholic school teacher, for his success.
Last year he wrote:
Thanks to the excellent education that I received from my parents, the School Sisters of St Francis at OLGC, and the faculty at Creighton University, I was able to become a pharmacist, Doctor of Pharmacy, Professor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, and eventually a researcher and developer of new medicines during my 35 year career in the pharmaceutical industry. In 1996, I founded a biotech/pharma company (POZN-Nasdaq) and remained as the CEO, Chief Scientist, and Chairman of the Board of Directors until my retirement in 2015.
To help share some of the financial benefits my career brought me, it was my pleasure to create a donor-advised fund at Vanguard Charitable Foundation, The Plachetka Family Fund. One of the targets of our philanthropy is supporting Catholic grade school education, just as our parents did throughout their lives. We are pleased to be able to continue to provide financial support to the St. John Bosco School in Sturgeon Bay, WI, along with the many others who participate in this important event.
The entire St. John Bosco community wishes to thank Dr. Plachetka for his generosity!
Glenn and Barb Timmerman Donate $2,000 to 2020 St. John Bosco Golf Outing
Glenn and Barb Timmerman have donated $2,000 to the 2020 St. John Bosco Golf Outing. This is the second straight year they have made this generous donation to the annual event.
The Timmermans have been Door County seasonal residents for 17 years and have had a family presence here for over 65 years. They are well known for their efforts to save Horseshoe Bay Farms (as well as HSB Golf Club) for future generations. They have been generous donators to a host of youth and arts causes.
Mr. Timmerman said last year:
St John Bosco School is important as it uniquely lays a solid foundation for youth formation within the context of our Catholic faith. My 8 years at Saint Peter & Paul grammar school in Green Bay (class of 62) were life altering from an education, sports and faith standpoint. We know the impact such an environment can have on a kid “from the other side of the tracks.” Barb and I are happy to be part of this!
We are honored and humbled for this generous donation. Thank you, Glenn and Barb!