One of the co-chairs of the 20th Annual Gene Westendorf Memorial Golf Tournament shares why the event means so much to him:
I am honored to have known Gene Westendorf so well. Gene was my best friend, brother-in-law and role model. He was a true inspiration to me! I followed his career at the University of Dayton as a star baseball, basketball and football player, an outstanding achievement for a student athlete majoring in engineering at such a prestigious university.
When Gene retired from General Electric, I was fortunate to spend time playing golf with him and listening to him talk about his time volunteering for St. Vincent de Paul. He was so enthusiastic and proud of the difference he made in the lives of the heads of families that he helped. He was able to teach them life and work skills.
I am one of the founders of this tournament which memorializes him. It was one of my proudest moments. We all take great pride that this Memorial Tournament lives on for all of us, along with Gene, to inspire us to go “ALL OUT”.
My brother Tom and I are both so very honored this year to be named co-chairmen of the 20th Annual Gene Westendorf Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting St. Vincent de Paul. Please join us at Yankee Trace for this great event on Friday July 22nd.