It’s been 35 years since Anderson announced his retirement as one of the best quarterbacks of his era, yet he could still sell a morning and evening ride of charity golf. Heading into his 37th season as a Bengals Radio Analyst translating cryptanalysis with easy familiarity with his favorite uncle, Lapham nonetheless sweeps up Parking Maketewah and stretches into Reading Road.
“That’s nice, but I think it’s an appreciation for both groups and people who want to help,” Anderson says.
Lapham and Anderson both take great pride in being a popular star and not a celebrity nightclub.
People like Steve Hunt, Rob’s father, who has devoted himself to his four youngest sons since the day he decided early on to raise him like his siblings. People like my brothers Rob, Bill and James who play today and treat him like baby siblings are treated and always made sure to include him.
Rob Cullen’s mother, as well as Steve’s friend who drove from Cleveland, has been playing and donating for 15 years, as well as Steve’s underwritten real estate bank local.
family. Neighbour. friends. Cincinnati.
People like Rob Hunt and the three guys who take tee shots with each group at a 153-yard, 3-foot 18 tee. On this day they are Will Appel, who is ten days shy of turning eighteen, and two men who pay 30 in Peter Mers and Ben Toennis.
Toennis works at Just Brew, a café run by the Anderson Alliance that employs 14 adults with intellectual disabilities. Merz, a die-hard University of Cincinnati fan who works at a Clifton Mac & Mac sandwich shop, shows you his bronze medal he won at the US Tennis Championships last week in Orlando.
Golfers get their picture taken with these three celebrities.
“When Dave Lapham and his group were playing with the hole next to us, he looked up when he saw the kids hitting,” says Bob Mears, Pete’s father. “And he had this big smile on his face. To me, that’s what it’s all about.”
Jim Hudson, CEO of DSAGC, has brainstormed about a golf merger with Anderson Alliance, and in the past four years has raised an impressive $800,000, making it one of the best golf fundraisers in town.
Money that Bob Mears says is invaluable when he looks back on how Pete became a pioneer of sorts at Oak Hills High School.
“(DSAGC) had people who helped us prepare for those meetings for its circulation,” says Bob Mears. “When he did the exams, the teacher said he couldn’t pass all the tests. We said all he had to do was learn 10 things for each test. Just give us ten things and he studied those 10 things, be it history or something else, and he passed and the teacher was on board Plane.” This works.
“He’s a high performer, but we can build on what he knows and make him do his job better. Raising the money they’re doing, it’s so huge because it provides these kinds of resources.”