Morton College Athletic Association Slivers Open a success

The organizers of the Morton College Athletic Association’s 28th annual Slivers Open Golf Outing July 26 at Prairie Bluff Golf Course in Lockport would like to thank all who participated or donated.


The outing attracted 92 golfers, including current Morton College President Dr. Dana Grove, Eric Soderholm of the 1977 Chicago White Sox “South Side Hitmen,” ex-NFL players John Janata and Brian Glasgow, and former TV sports personality Jeff Blanzy.


Former Morton College President Charles Ferro and his wife, Marilyn, were among the over 120 people came for dinner and prizes. The outing benefits the Henry and Marie Vais Scholarship and two of last year’s four recipients – Dana Kraft and Angela LoConte – were on hand.


“It was nice to show the people in the outing where their dollars go – to help raise scholarships for deserving student-athletes at Morton College,” said Tim Visk, the event’s long-time chair. “We appreciate the generous support from everyone and look forward to having everyone back again in 2014.”


The big prize in the evening’s silent auction was a stick signed by the members of the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup championship team. Event attendees also were able to bid on items donated by the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox professional sports teams.


A huge Panther thank you to the following:

Hole Sponsors

Alexander’s Restaurant

Berwyn Firefighters Union Local 506

Robert Andreas & Sons, Contractors

Cicero Eagles

City of Berwyn – Mayor Robert Lovero

City of Berwyn – Illinois Municipal Police Association, Local 1

Town of Cicero – President Larry Dominick

Del Galdo Law Group, LLC

Tim Egan (MC basketball alum & sons)

Family of Henry and Marie Vais

Family of George and Bernice Fejt

Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home

Dr. Stephen T. Jagielo – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

John Marbes Family


Michael Anthony’s Restaurant

Morton College Foundation

Frank & Marilyn Padilla 

Rich Vavra Family

Santo Sport Store

Scrub-A-Dub Laundromat

Stickney-Forest View Lions Club

Tool Store

Turano Bakery



Prize Donors

Burke Beverage

Carmichael’s Chicago Steak House

Central Beverage

The Chew Chew Restaurant

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Fire

Chicago White Sox

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Hawthorne Race Course

Jim O’Connell

Karen and Wayne Piest

Michael Anthony’s Restaurant

Mollie’s Public House

Mitch Wido

Riverside Tap Room

Stacy’s Cafe

Texor Petroleum



Monetary Donors

Rex Clinton – Form Techniques

Ray Konrath

Jim Lazansky

Larry Moravecek

Bob Richards

Edward M. Shishem, Attorney at Law

Alyce Vujtech

Theresa Zaworski