Golf Outing

The “Grand Slam” at the Rock Hill Golf Club
Monday July 22, 2019

Benefitting the

John T. Schroeder
Memorial Scholarship Fund

This year the Schroeder Family and Chris Trombetta have some help in making sure our day is a good one.  Craig Vasey will be coordinating the operations this year.  Craig is recently retired after nearly 39 years with the Suffolk County Police Department. At one time an avid golfer, he began organizing outings for charities he was associated with. These charities include but were not limited to the Riverhead Moose, Suffolk County Police Memorial Fund, and Christmas Magic.  When it comes to outings he has the ability to maximize the “bang for the buck” for the outing attendees.  Our family is looking forward to the opportunity to spend more time with everyone and enjoy the day.

Please contact Craig Vasey at or 631-433-1156 to reserve your spot.  Be sure to include the names of your 2-some, 3-some, or 4-some.

If you are interested in a hole sponsor to benefit the scholarship fund please email Matt at


Registration begins at 12:00

Lunch from 12:15 – 1:15

Shotgun start at 1:30

Cocktails and dinner at 6:30

Beer tent for early arrivals – Catch up with old friends

Barbecue lunch & driving range
18 holes of golf with cart
All day refreshments
On course contests
Food on the turn
3 hour open bar

Call Craig to reserve your spot(s) 631.433.1156
Email your reservation request to

For those of you who don’t golf, come for cocktails and Dinner.
It is only $60 but you must reserve your spot

We hope to see you there!

If paying by check, make checks payable payable to:
Craig Vasey
475 North Side Rd,
Wading River, NY 11792

“Someone is taking home $1000 in cash”
$1000 cash for making a shot that everyone has. The person who is closest to the pin on a short par 3 (90 – 110 yards) is going home with $1000 in cash. But that’s not all. Included in your fee and being provided is a sumptuous barbecue lunch buffet, cold refreshments before going on the course, refreshments and food on the turn, on course contests and refreshments, cocktail hour, complete dinner buffet including two carving stations, seafood, pasta, chicken, three hour open bar and much more.

Dear Friends of the JTS Foundation,

This note is to give you an update on the JTS Foundation and changes to the golf outing as of 2017:

Since 2001 our family has been amazed over and over again at the level of support and generosity from all whom have been connected to John and to our outing. Special thanks to Chris Trombetta for all his time and energy in getting this together each year and to John’s employer Fred Alger, who to this date treats our family like a part of their company.

Through your support and with contributions by the Schroeder family who donated proceeds from the 9/11 family fund we have been able to do great things.  Between 2001 and 2017, the foundation has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to Long Island students to continue their education in college. In addition to scholarships, between 2001 and 2017 we have made donations in excess of $150,000 to worthy causes in the area. A few of significance are:

  • Viscardi Center to support students with severe disabilities
  • Christo Del Rey High School in the Bronx to provide access to college level classes to students in financial need.
  • Long Island Metro Lacrosse and the Greenport Tournament – Bridge Program to develop lacrosse in low income areas. 
  • St. John’s University – to endow a scholarship to a business student in memory of John’s Mom, Nonie, who is an SJU Alum.
  • ALS Ride for Life – In memory of Sean Bowler, a family friend and St. Anthony’s lacrosse player who died from ALS.
  • Make a wish Foundation of Suffolk County and many other great local charities

Our goal is and always will be to provide joy, hope and optimism to families and communities in need. We are confident that we have adequate funds to be able to ensure the financial component to deliver on this goal. However the challenges of running a private foundation are not easy and are getting more difficult for a family run foundation.

With that being said our family has made the decision to transition the John T. Schroeder. Memorial Foundation to the JTS Memorial Fund, a Donor Advised Fund a fund of Essex County Community Foundation. The Schroeder family will still have 100% control over the direction of donations from the foundation and will continue to act as stewards of current and future contributions. This will reduce if not eliminate the administrative burden on my Dad and the family so we can stay focused on the goal of the foundation. We can still accept donations on John’s behalf to the fund that will be tax deductible to the donor. We can still award scholarships and grants to students and organizations in need.

The only significant change is to the logistics of our golf outing since we no longer have our own tax exempt status but rather leverage the tax exempt status of the community foundation the fund can’t host a fundraiser. The golf outing will now be run by Craig Vasey who has retired after nearly 39 years with the Suffolk County Police Department. At one time an avid golfer, he began organizing outings for charities he was associated with. These charities include but were not limited to the Riverhead Moose, Suffolk County Police Memorial Fund, and Christmas Magic.  He will now be running the golf tournament in benefit of John T. Schroeder Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Our hope is to continue the outing in John’s memory as an annual event to reconnect with friends, play some bad golf and shotgun a few beers! If we raise some money for the Foundation Fund that will be great but the main goal moving forward is to keep the memories alive.

Donations for hole sponsors to benefit the scholarship fund please email Matt at, or for a tax deduction you can make a donation to the JTS Memorial Fund c/o ECCF.

Thank you again for your support over the years and if you have any questions regarding this transition please contact Matt Schroeder at 617-448- 0339.

Warmest Regards,

The Schroeder Family

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