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School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing

School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing

Golfers puttingThe University of Dayton School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing benefiting the Hon. Carl D. Kessler Scholarship and the Lee C. Falke Scholarship is scheduled for Friday, September 24 at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace. Enjoy a day of golf and community while supporting Dayton Law students.


Registration Coming Soon!

Make checks payable and return to:

University of Dayton School of Law
Alumni Relations
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2772

If you have questions, please contact Matt Erkkinen (937) 865-7278 or Jack Hilgeman (937) 222-2030 or email

Tournament Schedule

Noon Check-in begins
1 p.m. Tee time : Shotgun start, scramble-style play
6 p.m. Dinner


First, second and third place prizes awarded. Winning team will receive the Joseph F. Connelly Cup. Prizes awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Grand prize determined by a drawing with all golfers.

Event Pricing

Golf & dinner $125/person
(2016-2020 Law School grad) $100/person
UDSL students $75/person
Mulligans (Limit 2) $5 each

Sponsorship Opportunities

Major $3,500, includes 2 foursomes
Dinner $2,000, includes 2 foursomes
Drink Cart $1,000, includes 1 foursome
Lunch $750, includes 2 players
Prize $500, includes 1 player
Hole $300

Sponsors will be acknowledged at the event.


Major Sponsor:

Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur LLP Hubert A. & Gladys C. Estabrook Trust

Gift Sponsor:

Shumsky Promotional Agency

Lunch provided by:

Life Connection of Ohio

Tournament History

This golf tournament was established through the efforts of the late Honorable George J. Gounaris, who was fueled by his love of golf and his appreciation for his friend the Honorable Carl D. Kessler.

Judge Kessler’s life and career were marked by action, achievement, involvement and commitment to his community and his profession. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army-Air Corps and engaged in campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Corsica and Italy. He was discharged in 1945 as a master sergeant. Carl received his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University, and then entered the private practice of law. In 1957, he was elected judge of the Dayton Municipal Court. He held that position until 1960, when he was elected to the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Under Judge Kessler’s guidance as the presiding judge and administrative judge, the court was consistently recognized as one of the outstanding courts in America.

In addition to his many contributions to the judicial system, he made substantial contributions to the community, including with Children’s Medical Center, the Boy Scouts of America, the Salvation Army and the Social Health Association.

Lee FalkeStarting in 2016 the tournament committee decided to also support the Lee C. Falke Scholarship. Lee attended the University of Dayton from 1948 to 1951. He received his bachelor's degree and his J.D. from The Ohio State University. Lee was Montgomery County Prosecutor from 1965 until 1992. He has also served as president of the National District Attorneys Association, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Fairgrounds Neighborhood Association. He was named Outstanding Prosecutor of Ohio in 1971.

Lee was a charter member of the Alter Boosters Club, the Police Chief’s Association Montgomery County, Miami Valley Crime Stoppers and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of the Greater Dayton Area.

Lee is one of the original members of the tournament committee and takes part in the tournament each year.

Tournament Committee

Curt Slaton, Tournament Director
Matt Erkkinen, Co-Chair
Jack Hilgeman, Co-Chair
Deborah Adler
Adam Armstrong
Lem Barnes*
Harry Beyoglides, Jr.
Joseph Connelly*
John Dale*
Lee Falke
Hon. George Gounaris*
Art Hollencamp*
Rob Hollencamp
Gary Hruska
Hon. Mary Kate Huffman
Julia Kolber
Kevin Leahy
Michael Miller
Jeff Rezabek
Steve Wagenfeld
Steve Yuhas*

-Bold denotes original member


Dom Zambelli '19, Joe Mezher '18, Lou Zambelli '18 and Matt Notaro '18


Steve Wagenfeld '89, Jon Marshall '05, Matt Erkkinen '12 and Sean Douple


Bill Rush, Chuck Gochenouer, Mike Miller '05 and Joe Walker '78


Ryan Voelker '09, Pete Voelker, Rodney Stieger '09 and Tom Hurney '83.


Ronnie Stump, Randy Stump '84, Steve Wagenfeld '89 and Curt Slaton '86


Judge Steven Dankoff, Jay Adams '99, Magistrate Michael Howley '96 and Ryan Reichley (not pictured)


Jason Griffin, Mark Phillips, Brennan Phillips '15 and Drew Sauter '15

Office of External Relations

203 Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2772

Phone: 937-229-3793


School of Law

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2760