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Golf Tournament Will Honor Former Conard Football Coach

Conard alumni at 2022 Bob McKee Classic Golf Tournament. Back Row (left to right): Bob Stich ('69), Carl Johnson ('99), James MacGilpin ('98), Jordan Tirone ('06), John Kirkutis ('87), James Redman ('08), Marco Pizzoferrato ('92), Nick Macca ('05), Bruce Backus ('64), John Gormley ('94), John Hanley ('66), Justin Crawford ('99), Nelson Ward ('98). Front Row (left to right): Conor Tracy ('96), Rob Cersosimo (1984-13), Matt Cersosimo ('96), Devon Pencz ('16), Jack Kennedy ('22), Peter Langevin ('22), Jonathan Esposito ('11), Griffin O'Connell ('22), John Souza ('84). Courtesy photo

The Eighth Annual Bob McKee Classic will be held on Aug. 12, 2023.

By Ronni Newton

Following a tradition that began in 2014, West Hartford’s Conard High School football community will hold its eighth annual golf tournament honoring legendary Hall of Fame Coach Bob McKee.

The tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023, at Simsbury Farms Golf Course in Simsbury.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available at a cost of $120 (dinner sponsor), $160 (hole sponsor), $185 (cart sponsor), or $210 (tournament sponsor). Raffle items are welcome as well, and hecks should be made payable to Conard Football.

To register or for more information contact Ed Litos, Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Rd., West Hartford 06107, 860-231- 5000. For more information, email [email protected].

2014 Bob McKee Classic: Assistant coach Mike McCarthy (2014-present), Steve Garneau (Class of 1986), Craig Nation (Class of 1960), James Redman (Class of 2008). Courtesy photo

2015 Bob McKee Classic: Johnny Kerr, Chris Glowacki (Class of 1984), Dave Gabriele (Class of 1973), Mike Patrell (Class of 1974). Courtesy photo

2016 Bob McKee Classic: Matt Taddei (Class of 2009), Jon Lis (Class of 2009), Micaela Morse (Class of 2009), Michael Campitelli (Class of 2009). Courtesy photo

2017 Bob McKee Classic Golf Tournament: Former assistant coach Tim Feshler (2007; 2018-22), Carl Johnson (Class of 1999), Aaron Cormier (Class of 1999), Pete Stecko. Courtesy photo

2019 Bob McKee Classic Golf Tournament: Front Row (left to right): Nelson Ward (’98), Neil Bermingham (’98), James MacGilpin (’98), Jonathan Esposito (’11), John Souza (’84), Matt Cersosimo (’96). Middle Row (left to right): Bruce Bourgoin (’88), Bill Kusy (’92), James Redman (’08), John Hanley (’66), Bruce Backus (’64), Gary Cassells (’64), Bob O’Brien (’72). Back Row (left to right): Scott Thomas (’86), Bob Stich (’69), Marco Pizzoferrato (’92), John Kirkutis (’87), Tom Ferreira (’92), Jim Adams (’80), Paul Halladay (’75). Courtesy photo

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