On Monday, June 1st, Lourdes reimagined Hit the Links Bucket Ball Drop took place at the Ebeid Recreation Center of Lourdes University. This alternative approach to our annual golf outing provided the opportunity to stand as one proud Gray Wolf nation and raise support for the Lourdes COVID-19 Action Fund. This fund is focused on providing financial relief to students not eligible for government stimulus aid to decrease the risk of disruption to their academic pursuits.

Thanks to your generous contributions, we sold (322) golf balls for this virtual event and raised over $21,000 for our Lourdes students. The University is committed to the continued health and success of our students during this unprecedented time.

Congratulations to our two winners from the Bucket Ball Drop:

  • In the Hole/Closest to the Hole – Golf Ball #88: Barbara Reed
  • Farthest from the Hole – Golf Ball #287: IBEW Local Union #8

If you missed the live coverage, you can re-watch the action by clicking on the video below.

Special thank you to our Hit the Links Bucket Ball Drop sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

  • Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Video Sponsors:

  • Betco Corporation
  • Hylant
  • Logos Group International, Inc.
  • ProMedica
  • Sisters of St. Francis

Bucket Lift Sponsors:

  • James Bingle
  • Jerl Machine, Inc.

Hole Sponsors:

  • Continental Secret Service Bureau
  • Eleanore Awadalla Dental
  • Fr. Tony Gallagher
  • GEM Energy
  • IBEW Local 8
  • JDRM Engineering
  • Lewandowski Engineers
  • Metamora State Bank
  • Patrick & Tiffany Field
  • The Oxley Group
  • WUPW Fox 36


  • Sylvania Country Club
  • WTOL-11
  • WTVG 13abc

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the green next spring for our 2021 Hit the Links Golf Outing! If you have additional questions, please contact Abbie Hall, Advancement Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751 or ahall@lourdes.edu.

Golf Tip #3 from Toledo PGA Professional, Mike Stone

Golf Tip #2 from Toledo PGA Professional, Mike Stone

Golf Tip #1 from Toledo PGA Professional, Mike Stone

For private lessons, contact Belmont Country Club Pro Shop or Mike directly at 419-944-7678