2011 Jim Keppel Memorial Golf Classic

The annual Jim Keppel Memorial Golf Classic to benefit the James F. Keppel Foundation will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Green Pond Country Club. It will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 1 PM.

Golfer Registration

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The cost is $125 per golfer or $500 for each foursome and includes a Golfers Gift bag, a hot dog and beverage at the turn and a complete hot buffet dinner where we will have additional prizes at auction.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place low gross, as well as Closest to the Pin, Putting Competition, Longest Drive and Pot of Gold. In addition, we will award the first "Kep's Cup". This is a competition between Jim's Becahi friends and teammates and his Yale friends and teammates.

We had a lot of fun and raised a lot of money for the Foundation last year, this year it will be bigger than ever.

Alternatively, you can mail-in your registration using the hardcopy version of our golfer registration form [pdf].

Corporate & Individual Sponsorships

There are several opportunities for Corporate and Individual Sponsorships:

  • Tournament Sponsor
  • Longest Drive
  • Hole & Tee Sponsors
  • Closest-To-Pin
  • Awards Dinner
  • Putting Competition
  • Golfer Gift Bag

Your name and sponsorship will be highlighted both at the event and in a brochure which will be given to each golfer at the dinner.

All corporate and individual sponsorships given to the foundation are tax deductible.

Alternatively, you can mail-in your sponsorship using the hardcopy version of our sponsorship form [pdf].

Honorary Golf Chairmen

Stephen Keppel, Jr. (Jim's Grandfather)

Jim and his GrandfatherSteve was a Center and Linebacker at Nazareth High School. After high school he played on the Lafayette football team after serving in the Navy in the South Pacific in WWII. In his last two years he played both offense and defense under the new head coach, Ivy Williamson, former coach at Yale. The much improved team earned a Jan.1, 1949 Sun Bowl invitation.

Keppel received his undergraduate degree from Lafayette in 1949 and immediately went to work in management for St. Regis Paper Co. and after spending 46 years in the industry, he retired in 1995.

Steve has been an avid golfer most of his life and at age 84 still plays two to three times a week. His current handicap is in the low 20ties and he is happy when he and his partner can collect on bets after their round.

"After retiring, Jim brought back to me my own early years of football, by attending all 
of his games from high school and all through his college years. Being 
around the practice fields with him was so enjoyable. Jim was always happy 
around me and was always ready to chat about sports and many other things or
actually ready to toss around a football or a baseball. But when he put on those pads 
and helmet and headed to those scrimmages, well that turned on another light in me.

The most memorable event that I will always remember was his first college game as a freshman, Yale vs. Brown in 1999, there he was on the kickoff return team, the middle lineman, and then the flashback came to me, in my very first game with Lafayette at NYU in 1944, I was in the exact same position as Jim was. What a feeling I experienced and I knew Jim was having that same feeling too. We shared great times together. By the way, we won that game at NYU and so did Jim and his teammates at Yale."

July 16, 2011
1:00 PM
Green Pond Country Club
3604 Farmersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA
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Nick Cirignano, a James Keppel Foundation trustee and Vice President of Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance, put together a short video on the Foundation for his company. Watch the video