1984 alumnus Marc Ashton’s son ranked by “The Bleacher Report”

Marc Ashton’s son, Max Ashton ’14, was ranked #6 on The Bleacher Report’s Major League Baseball’s most famous child moments of all time.

During the 2011 season, Marc guided his son Max to the pitcher’s mound at at Chase Field to throw out the first pitch at the Diamondbacks/Brewers game. Max threw an almost perfect pitch.

Max and Marc were representing the Foundation for Blind Children, where Marc is the CEO. Visit their website www.SeeItOurWay.org for more information.

Gary Potter ’59 inducted to the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame

Gary Potter ’59 was inducted to the 2012 Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in January 2012. The following excerpt tells of his involvement in the golf community over the years.

“(Gary Potter has) been a Denver Country Club member since 1973, three-time club champ and 1993 president; several time stroke and match play champ at Northglenn Golf Club, Lakewood Country Club, Bear Creek Golf Club, Northglenn Golf Club champ; Charlie Coe Invitational winner with John Olive; Frontier Airlines Amateur Championship; 10 state team championships with assorted partners, forgetting countless other events.

Potter has been on the Colorado Golf Association’s Board of Governors since 1973; Board member and legal counsel of the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association since 1979 and tournament director 1980, 2001 and 2010; board member since 1974 (president 1977 and 1988) of the Pacific Coast Golf Association; served as legal counsel for the Colorado Section PGA 1985-1992 and elected honorary member 1993; served 18 years on three different USGA committees in Colorado and Arizona and has been a board member of the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame since 1998, serving as president in 2006-2007.

Give up? Gary never has. He’s worked tirelessly for juniors, bringing the CGA into the Pacific Coast Association; initiated junior golf All State teams; pushed for participation in Junior Americas Cup matches; worked on liaison between committees and individuals; chaired Course Rating Committees and implemented USGA slope rating procedures.”

Sloane McFarland ’91 sits down with Brophy’s BLAM editor, Jack Flynn ’13

In January 2012, BLAM had the opportunity to sit down with alumnus, videographer, artist and space developer, Sloane McFarland ’91 and got his perspective on Phoenix, industry, Brophy and the dynamic role of art in the city.

Click here to read the interview…

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Jose Dorador ’08 receives coveted SCU award

Jose Dorador was awarded The Peter-Hans Klovenbach, S.J. Award at Santa Clara University graduation. The award was established in 2001 at the SCU’s 150th anniversary in honor of The Very Reverend Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., former Superior General of the Society of Jesus. One of seven University Awards, this award is given to the student who exemplifies the ideals of Jesuit education and is a “whole person of solidarity in the real world,” having the courage and faith to build a more just and humane world.

Last fall, Jose wrote for “The Santa Clara,” an online weekly newsletter, about growing up bilingual in America.

Marc Ashton ’84 motivates Brophy students to serve others

Brophy students John Drake ’14, Jack Macias ’14 and future Brophy hopeful, Ben Drake, show off their volunteer project with Foundation for Blind Children students and staff. John, Jack and Ben worked over several days to create these steps to transform a slippery dirt path into a safe path for visually impaired students.

Marc Ashton is the CEO for Foundation for Blind Children is the only agency of it’s kind in Arizona. It serves as a resource to families and children with blindness or low vision. It provides a comprehensive system of services for development and opportunities to lead a meaningful and productive life. They serve children from infancy into adulthood. Find out more at www.SeeItOurWay.org