Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament
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126 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331
Smith & Company CPAs is a proud supporter of Delone Catholic High School, and has been a sponsor since the earliest days of the Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament. Since 2015, Smith & Company has served as the presenting sponsor. We thank Dwain Smith ’76 and everyone at Smith & Company for their generosity and leadership. Their sponsorship at this level has paved the way for the tournament profits to increase by an average of 260 percent, allowing us to help even more students!
About the Tournament
Henry C. "Henny" Noel graduated from Delone Catholic High School in 1946, having served as a captain on the Squires' football and basketball teams. Many people move on from their high schools and never look back, but Henny Noel was not "many people." His name became synonymous with Delone Catholic over a long career in the school's Maintenance Department.
Henny was a second-generation member of the Maintenance Department. His father, Henry N. Noel, served from 1939-1964, and the two worked side by side when Henny joined the staff in 1958. He was well-known for his love of his family, the University of Notre Dame and Delone Catholic. Henny was a bright spot in everyone's day at Delone Catholic. He saw thousands of students come and go during his tenure, including three sons and a daughter. In the last few years before his retirement, he even saw the first five of his nine grandchildren join him at the school. His son, Keith, a 1977 DCHS graduate, would eventually serve as the head of the Maintenance Department for several years, and several of his grandsons worked summer jobs in the department.
After so many years of dedicated service, Henny announced that he would retire in December 1993. Prior to departing for Christmas vacation, the entire faculty and student body honored Henny for all he had done for the school. The entire community was shocked to learn of his sudden passing just days after Christmas.
With a Delone Catholic institution gone far too soon, his family and friends searched for an appropriate way to honor him. In the Summer of 1994, the first Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Cedar Ridge Golf Course in his memory. It seemed appropriate that his memory would be honored with a tournament that helped two of the great loves of his life - Delone Catholic High School and its students. That year and every year since, the tournament proceeds have been used to fund tuition assistance scholarships, providing a Delone Catholic education for students who otherwise may not be able to afford it.
Many of Henny's family and friends continue to participate in some capacity each year. There is also a new generation of Delone Catholic supporters who did not have the opportunity to know Henny personally. Each year, these people get to learn about one of the giants in Delone Catholic's history and help continue his legacy of caring for students.
The entire school community is grateful for all Henny did for so many years and for the dedication of those who continue to honor his memory each year. We think Henny would be humbled to know that he has made such a positive impact on growing the Delone Catholic family even so long after he was called home!
1225 Barlow Two Taverns Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Cedar Ridge Golf Course has been the home of the Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament for all 25 years. Henny’s brother-in-law, Roger Weaver ’47, who was the principal owner of Cedar Ridge at that time, and some of their family members and friends launched the tournament to keep Henny’s memory alive. They did much of the heavy lifting in the early years to lay the foundation for the success the tournament has been over a quarter of a century.
Roger’s son-in-law, Denny Seymore ’67, now the principal owner of Cedar Ridge, has continued this family tradition. Roger and Denny and their families have been exceptionally generous in giving Delone Catholic and the Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament Committee the latitude to try new things to continue improving the tournament. Their financial and in-kind contributions have ensured that the tournament has continued for as long as it has and opened the door to an even brighter future!
Everyone at Delone Catholic offers our thanks to the Weaver and Seymore families and encourages Delone Catholic supporters to patronize Cedar Ridge throughout the golf season!