Boys All City
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Blackhawk Country Club / Map
Emcee: Van Stoutt
Guest Speaker: Dave Kelliher
WELCOME FROM EVENT DIRECTOR MIKE MCKENNA
Welcome to our web site that will celebrate and help support the All City Boy's Golf Banquet. I am honored to serve as the Event Director. This year's banquet is on May 31, 2018 at Blackhawk Country Club.
Over the past 33 years, this banquet has provided a forum to celebrate the successes of all Madison Varsity High School boy's golf teams from West, East, Memorial, LaFollette, and Edgewood. Because of the generous contributions of our sponsors we are able to provide a great meal, program, and awards at no cost to all the varsity golfers, their coaches, H.S. administrators, along with the local PGA professionals. Over the years this banquet has been recognized as the best annual High School Sports Banquet in the Madison area.
Thank you for your support and congratulations to our 2018 All City Team and award recipients!
MIKE MCKENNA - EVENT DIRECTOR
GUEST SPEAKER - DAVE KELLIHER
Lifelong Madison resident who was a three sport athlete in high school and two sport athlete at UW Madison. He was also the banquet MC for 16 years.
Taught elementary physical education and coached for seven years before being appointed as Sports Coordinator for Madison school and Community Recreation. Served in that role for 29 years retiring in 2001.
Officiated high school basketball for 40 years and Division III Men’s basketball for 28 years. Worked the WIAA State finals 12 times, WISAA State Finals 18 times and the NCAA Div. III tournament 12 times including the Final Four in 2000.
Served as a rules interpreter for the WIAA for 26 years and spoke to the WIAA Sportsmanship Forum audience of 400 coaches and student athletes for 16 years addressing the officials perspective of sportsmanship.
Inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 and the State Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006
Currently serves the Big Ten Conference as Officials Liaison in Football and observed basketball officials for all games at Wisconsin for 4 years. Has served as an evaluator for the Midwest Collegiate Conference and and the NCAA.
Director of the Step Ahead Basketball Officials Camp for 11 years which ended after the 2010 camp and has returned to be Camp Director for The Next Step Ahead Clinic in the past 7 years
Married to Rita with two sons John and Matt as well as 4 grandchildren.
His best partner in officiating is in fact his wife Rita without whom he could never had gotten it done. Each night she and their faithful golden retrievers were there to make the game complete.
His Motto “ Always do it right, the kids deserve it!”
BANQUET HISTORY FROM GREGG SHIMANSKI
In 1984, the Madison Boys High School Golf Coaches got together and decided to put together the City’s first high school golf awards banquet.
Roger Wiebe (West), Don Marx (Memorial), Lowell Bakken (La Follette), Ted Callis (East) and Gregg Shimanski (Edgewood) met and the first banquet was held on Thursday, May 30, 1985 at Maple Bluff Country Club.
The initial 1985 Boys All City High School Golf Team consisted of Karl Kliminski (La Follette), Mark McVey (Edgewood), Derrick Strand (La Follette), David Grams, Jr. (West), Dan Aehl (Edgewood) and Jerry Kelly (East) with Derrick Strand and David Grams, Jr. sharing Player of the Year honors. A complete listing of teams and honorees since 1985 can be seen on our History page.
In honor of those student athletes who had previously participated in high school golf at a high level of success at a time when the banquet did not exist, a “Legends of Madison High School Golf” was created. This category was put together with the help of each schools present and past coaches to highlight those players who would have been first team all-city honorees had the banquet existed.
Since that time and every year since, this event has been the most talked about high school awards banquet in the City of Madison.
Each year the banquet is an outstanding gathering place for student-athletes, their parents, school administrators, Madison’s PGA golf professionals and golf course representatives to get together and celebrate that years individual and team highlights.
Also, an award was added in 2005 that honors a senior individual for both combined high academic and athletic success and is called the “Distinguished Senior Award”.
The success of the event is a result of many people’s commitment to boys high school golf in the community including both individual and corporate sponsors, present and past coaches, parents, fans of high school golf, golf professionals, past players and many more.
WHY I SPONSOR - JOEL WEITZ, VITENSE GOLFLAND
High school golf is a great competitive sport to develop not only skills in playing the game but also to develop personal skills to help the players t be successful through life. The Boys All City Golf Banquet is the culmination of recognizing the great achievements of these high school athletes. We are proud of being part of this process in recognizing these outstanding achievements.
"Nevada Bob's Player of the Year Sponsor"
Distinguished Senior Award Sponsor
Ron & Deborah Krantz
First Team Sponsors
Gregg Shimanski Realty, Inc.
The Finley Hird Group at Morgan Stanley
Pepsi of Madison
Gerry Ring Family
Steinhauer Charitable Trust
Isthmus Partners, LLC - Dave Hackworthy
"Friends of High School Golf"
Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C.
Don Davidson - The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin
Chris Zak - First American Title Insurance
Tim & Ann Sweeney
Michael & Karen Nowakowski
Dave & Debra Prestigiacomo
Family of Ricky Howard - West 2011
Become a Sponsor
To put this event on solid and sustainable economic footing, we are asking you to consider a financial contribution this year with one of these three choices:
The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin impacts the lives of young people and their families by providing educational programs for youth that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Get Involved today - click here to learn how you can help as a mentor on the course.