The Rockne Recap – August 2018
The month of August has been filled with opportunities to connect with AD Circle and Jesse Harper Council members. What better way is there to wrap up Summer 2018?
Thank you for your continued support of Notre Dame Athletics. We so enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate Fighting Irish student-athletes with many of you this month. For those who couldn’t make these last few events, we missed you! Please find some highlights from the month below. We hope to see you all here on campus this Fall.
Women’s Golf Foreign Tour
The month kicked off in Scotland and Northern Ireland with Notre Dame Women’s Golf. This international trip featured rounds on six of the top golf courses in the world, breathtaking views, and memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you to all Jesse Harper Council and AD Circle members for making this unforgettable experience a reality for our student-athletes!
Kari Bellville ’18 with Jesse Harper Council member Karen Keyes; the full Notre Dame women’s golf crew.
Thank you to the Keyes and Harris families for their support in making this trip possible.
PGA Championship Experience
The golf excitement extended beyond Scotland and Ireland, as members of the Jesse Harper Council and AD Circle headed to Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis for our PGA Championship VIP Experience. The event included VIP and ground access to the Championship, opportunities to meet with Pete Bevacqua ’93 (former CEO of PGA of America; current President of NBC Sports), evening receptions, and of course – witnessing a truly heart-racing final round. Thank you to all who joined us for this incredible event!
AD Circle member Tom Falkenberg and son Tommy cheer on Dustin Johnson at PGA Partner Village; Head ND Men’s Golf Coach John Handrigan and wife Leigh with the PGA Championship trophy.
Football Practice at Culver Academy
August at Notre Dame wouldn’t be complete without Fighting Irish Football Camp. A dozen Jesse Harper Council, AD Circle, and football endowment benefactors enjoyed breakfast at the home of Culver Academies Board of Trustee, Mike Wilcox, attended football’s morning practice, and joined the team and staff for lunch in the dining hall. The group was also able to spend time speaking with both Coach Kelly and Jack Swarbrick before boarding the afternoon bus back to South Bend. Thank you to those who attended this behind-the-scenes experience with ND Football!
AD Cirlce member Chuck Finkbiner bonds with student-athletes following practice at Culver Academies.