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School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing

School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing


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Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's Scholarship Golf Outing! We can't wait to see you at next year's!

The 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 1 p.m. at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace.

This year will feature an exciting Hybrid Tournament Format, which will include an 18 hole tournament (9 Par 3's, 5 Par 4's, 4 Par 5's) with a 19th hole “closest-to-the-pin” shootout. Prizes include a $1,000 guaranteed cash giveaway to winner of the 19th hole shootout along with several special hole-in-one prizes on eligible Par 3's.

We also encourage you to consider sponsoring a hole to highlight your company or firm. Sponsorship levels start at $300.

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Registration is closed.

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

Entry Costs

  • $200 - Golf and Dinner
  • $150 - Recent Graduate (2017-2021)
  • $100 - Student

Sponsors Welcome

We encourage you to consider sponsoring a hole at the tournament for your company or firm.

Sponsorship Registration

Below are the sponsorship levels:

  • Tee Sponsor - $300
    • Signage at one tee box
  • Flag Sponsor - $500
    • Customized take-away flag on one hole
  • Lunch Sponsor - $1,000
    • Two tournament players
    • Company name and logo on marketing materials
  • Drink Sponsor - $1,250
    • One tournament foursome
    • Signage on drink carts
    • Company name and logo on marketing materials
  • Gold Sponsor - $2,000
    • One tournament foursome
    • Promotional table
    • Signage on the green
    • Company name and logo on marketing materials
  • Platinum Sponsor - $3,500
    • Two tournament foursomes
    • Promotional table
    • Signage on the green
    • Company name and logo on marketing materials


  • 19th Hole Closest-to-the-Pin Shootout - $1,000 guaranteed cash giveaway to winner
  • Hole-in-One Golf Experiences - On an eligible Par 3 hole, you could win the following:
    • Super Bowl package for two
    • Masters package for two
    • Pinehurst golf package for two
    • Pebble Beach golf package for two
    • Two attempts to qualify for a million-dollar hole-in-one competition in Arizona
    • Bob Ross Auto Group weekend lease


Major Sponsors:

Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP

Hubert A. & Gladys E. Estabrook Trust

Gift Sponsor:

Shumsky Promotional

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


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

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