St. Bernard Parish School Board’s Lions Club Golf Tournament

School administrators welcomed golfers at this year’s School District Lions Club Golf Tournament. Pictured: Cindy Franatovich, Thomas Albers, Jeannie Lannes, Denise Cooper, Doris Voitier, David Fernandez, Lee Anne Harlton, and Mary Lumetta.

Sixteen teams raised nearly $7,000 when the St. Bernard School Board’s Lions Club hosted its 11th annual Golf Tournament at Oak Harbor Golf Course in Slidell.

Beautiful weather truly benefited this good time for a good cause as all of the proceeds will help to serve the children of St. Bernard Parish.

Superintendent Doris Voitier said the partnership with Lions Club began a decade ago.

“Following the storm, the support from the Lions Club International’s was crucial in our rebuilding efforts,” Voiter reflected. “Soon after, the St. Bernard Parish School Board charted a local Lions Club with the mission to serve the children of St. Bernard Parish. The Club supports an array of programs including the Lions Eye Foundation, Project Graduation,  Relay for Life as well as providing emergency funds for families within the school system.”

Voitier said the annual golf tournament  is important because it raises both awareness and funds for the Club.

“Today was a great day for our golfers and our school community, and we are grateful to have our very own Lions Club which allows us to continue to serve the students of our parish.  We appreciate everyone who took part in the tournament and who exemplify that strong schools do make for a stronger community.”