BILLY D'ANTONIO SUMMER CLASSIC
Saturday, July 29, 2023
CELEBRATE 11 YEARS WITH US!
Please join us for the 11th annual Billy D'Antonio Summer Classic benefitting the Rochester, NY community!
We are happy to announce the Billy D'Antonio Summer Classic will be held in-person this year! We will also have a virtual component for those unable the join us in person.
OVER $485,000 RAISED SINCE 2013!
ABOUT THE CAUSE
A group of Billy’s friends and family established Billy D. Golf with one thing in mind—keeping Billy’s spirit alive. Billy encapsulated the Jesuit mantra of being “a man for others” and one of the ways he did this was by giving back to those in need. Billy not only loved helping others, but bringing people together and having fun while doing good. In his memory, we established the Billy D’Antonio Summer Classic, an annual golf tournament held in Billy’s hometown of Rochester, NY.
All proceeds of the Billy D'Antonio Summer Classic are donated back to community organizations that were important to Billy, such as Nativity Preparatory Academy, a private charter school for underprivileged students in Rochester.
Each year, people from across the country descend upon Rochester to play in the Summer Classic, to have fun, and remember our friend. This tournament combines three of Billy’s loves—golf, giving back to his community, and having a great Time with his loved ones. Not to mention, it is an incredible way to honor someone who touched so many lives in his short 23 years on earth.
After a year teaching at Nativity through AmeriCorps, Billy made the difficult decision to leave and pursue his dream of living and working in Boston. He did not, however, forget his students at Nativity, and continued to stay in touch with his students and the staff.
Tragically, Billy passed away in March of 2013. With a heavy heart, Billy’s family and friends decided to turn this incredible sadness into something positive, just as Billy would have done. By Spring of 2013, the Billy D’Antonio Summer Classic was conceptualized.
This tournament combines three of Billy’s loves—golf, Nativity, and a great time with his loved ones—and is an incredible way to honor someone who touched so many lives in his short 23 years on earth.
If you would like to make a general donation to the Billy D. Summer Classic, please use the PayPal link below. Thank you for your generosity!
This year's raffle will be held both online and in-person at the event.
Purchase any combination of 5 Gold Tickets, and save $25 with promo code GOLD at checkout.
Note: The live event will include the raffle items below as well as additional items only available in-person.