Edison Community & Sports Foundation

Edison Community & Sports Foundation Tournament


As we all know, 2020 has been a year of challenges.  Due to the pandemic, The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Department was not allowing golf tournaments for the 2020 golf season.  We kept holding out hope that the pandemic would ease up and tournaments would be allowed.  But that never happened.
  It seemed that there would not be a 2020 tournament.  However, thanks to the persistence of John Vandermyde Sr. , Bernie Kunza and others, and the cooperation of the Columbia Golf Course Manager, Marc Rymer, a modified format was conceived where we would reserve a block of tee times and then reach out to the ECSF community to fill the tee times.  This would allow us to conform to the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation social distancing rules and and enjoy the fellowship of the Tommy community, the fresh air, and get some exercise.
  Everything came together on September 21st after about three short weeks of planning.  It was a beautiful day.  We were able to recruit 17 foursomes with tee times between 9AM and 11:30 with a couple later in the day for teams that couldn't make the earlier tee times.
  Thanks to the "Never Give Up" attitude of the ECSF Board and Golf Committee and the spirit of the Tommy Community, instead of another in a long list of 2020 disappointments, we got a group of Tommies together for a day, and raised some money to help fund scholarships and the many other groups and activities that this foundation supports..
  We will soon begin planning for next year's tournament.  We are hopeful that we can have a more traditional tournament in 2021.  Watch for updates in future editions of this newsletter.

Congratulations to the low score foursome
and ECSF Scramble Champions,
Tony Matthes
Laurie Matthes
Doug Rademacher
Michael Fisher

Congratulations, also, to the following hole contest winners
Women's Longest Drive on #2 - Mary Fran Schwartz
Closest to the pin on #3 - Roger Schwartz
Longest Putt on #9 - Pete Herrig
Longest Drive Men Under 65 on #13 - Mike Fisher
Longest Drive Men, Seniors #14- Bernie Kunza (And his sweet new driver)
Closest to the pin, Second Shot on #18 - Chris Melek


2020 Niles Schulz Scholarship Dinner is Cancelled
We are sorry to report that the 2020 Niles Schulz Scholarship Dinner will not be held this year. Normally the event is in May and we had hoped to postpone until September but now it seems more prudent to not have this year and wait until 2021.

The dinner will be held Monday, May 3rd at the amazing Quincy Hall.  Tickets will go on sale in February. The event will include your choice of dinner, Silent Auction, Wine Raffle and Cash Raffle.
While we will miss seeing you at the dinner, please try to attend the Golf Tournament (Tentatively August 24th) or Indeed We Can event in October (October 21, 2020) at Indeed Brewing.  Both events benefit the great kids at Edison and the Edison Community Sports Foundation.

In the meantime, if you can make a donation to the ECSF, please see the "Donate Now" link to the right of this page, or mail to: Edison Community and Sports Foundation, PO Box 68032, Minneapolis MN 55418.  Our students are suffering during these unprecedented times.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated.


Hall of Fame Dinner Honors Ron Solberg and Joe Hanzlik
Championship teams from 1970 and 1971

  Two Athletes have been selected for the Hall of Fame induction class of 2019. Ron Solberg (1964  Swimming), and Joe Hanzlik (1970  Baseball, Basketball) will be honored at this year’s dinner. The event will take place at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights on Friday November 8. Social hour begins at 5:30 with dinner and the induction ceremony to follow. 
  Along with the inductees, Edison’s championship teams from 1970 and 1971 will be honored into the circle of champions.  In 1970 Edison won championships in Golf, Skiing, Wrestling, and Baseball.  The 1971 seasons saw championships in Wrestling, Tennis, and Golf. 
  We would like to connect with past players from these teams. All are welcome to the event as well as the general public.  The event is free of charge with reservation. You can attend by leaving a text message to John Banisky at 651-285-3618 or email banisky@icloud.com or at the foundation at EdisonCSF@aol.com


Thank you for another successful golf tournament!

To see an Edison student produced video of the tournament with the help of teacher/coach David Salzer –

go to YouTube and type in “ECSF 2019 golf tournament” Or follow the link Here



 Click HERE to see highlights from the 2017 Golf Tournament!


Established in 1983, the Edison Community & Sports Foundation consists of Edison High School alumni, and community who originally organized to honor coaches and past athletes while building scholarship funds for Edison High School students. Today's Foundation has expanded to support Edison High School in a broader spectrum while keeping the past connected to the future. To learn more, please visit the About Us page. If you are interested in a membership, complete the form on the Register to Receive News & Information page and select "yes" at the bottom of the form.





For more information about our recent scholarship recipients, updates from Board President Iacarella and more, Check out the Fall Newsletter!