15th Annual Partners In Catholic Education Golf Tournament at RTJ, September 25

Partners In Catholic Education (PICE) hosted its 15th annual charity golf tournament at the Capitol Hill Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Prattville on September 25, 2015.

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Attorney General Luther Strange, PICE founder Liz Sutton, PICE volunteer Patty Debortoli and Dr. David Bronner
enjoy the reception after a great day at RTJ in Prattville for the 15th Annual PICE golf tournament. 

A great day for the 180+ golfers in attendance, registration and lunch began at 11:00 am and the shotgun start, on both the Senator and Legislator courses, started at 1:00 pm. Format was best ball. The registration fee included lunch, green fees, cart, range balls, gift bags for each player, golf shirt, refreshments on the course, post-tournament food and beverages, and door prizes for everyone. There were Hole-In-Ones consisting of a new car on both courses. There was also a putting contest between 11:00 am and 1:00pm for a cash prize and the top three net and gross teams received superb prizes.

Partners in Catholic Education (PICE) was established in 1995 to bridge the Catholic Community with St. Bede School.  PICE now supports the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School community with the following annual projects: The PICE Annual Golf Tournament, Career Day for the Middle School and the Senior Success Forum.

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PICE founder and Montgomery Catholic graduate Liz Sutton ’77 with her sons Joseph ’12 and Thomas ’09 at the 15th annual Partners in Catholic Education Charity Golf Tournament.

PICE has contributed over $1.1 million dollars in projects and equipment to Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School since the beginning.  For the 15th anniversary of the Tournament PICE made it extra special, by adding specialty tents on each course with extra giveaways throughout the day. Held each year on the last Friday of September, be sure to mark your calendar for this premier event that will be a great day of fun and benefit for Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School.

Take a look at just a sampling of the support PICE has provided over the years to Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School:
Technology/Academic enhancements:  Macbooks Airs (2015), Robotics (2014), infrastructure for Apple Computer System (2012), Ipads and Ipad carts (2012), Smart Boards (2007), Computers (2006-2007).
Campus enhancements:   Playground equipment for St. Bede (2015) and for Holy Spirit (2013), Dolly Barranco Center sound system,  Campus-wide Security System (2008),  Contributions to Capital Campaigns for Family Life Center, Dolly Barranco Center, and to the Holy Spirit Gym, Bathroom renovation (2010),  St Bede Campus renovation (2006) Teacher’s Lounge renovation, Science lab and computer lab equipment.
Arts:  Band instruments (2008, 2015),  Art Center renovation (2005), Band uniforms (2005),
Athletics:  Athletic lockers (2015), Athletic locker room (2013), Partnered with the City of Montgomery in building of tennis courts at Ida Belle Young Park (2010),  Student life:  Large bus (2015), Minibus (2010), Annual Senior Success Seminar, Annual Sophomore True Colors Seminar, contributions towards speakers such as Scott Hahn, Jodee Blanco and Marie Bellet.

The PICE Board of Directors are Officers: Liz Sutton, Founder; Gary Tomlin, President; Jerry Lopez, Vice-President; Ann Karst, Treasurer; Members: Linda Anderson; Linda Guin, Lisa Sadie, Kathy Tyner and
Barry Waite. This year PICE honored Carole Clark, a dear friend and long time PICE Secretary who was lost to her battle with cancer this past year. The Board of Directors gave players and volunteers pink visors to wear in her memory.

For more information about sponsorships or playing in the tournament, contact Liz Sutton at 334-260-2488, ext 1311, Vicki Dickson at 334-272-7221, ext 32, or Jerry Lopez at 334-224-6607. PICE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. More information can also be located at http://www.montgomerycatholic.org/.

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