2010 Torch Classic Review

A great weekend of community service, charitable fundraising and athletic competition was had by all who attended the 26th Annual Torch Classic hosted by the Whiting Business Unit on June 24 thru 27.

On Thursday, June 24, over 500 students from Franklin Academy middle school in East Chicago worked along side BP employees from Whiting, Texas City, Houston, Tulsa, Naperville and other BP locations across North America to construct an environmental park on the grounds of the school. The project was highlighted by local media.

After Volunteer Day, employees competed in a variety of athletic competitions, including bowling, golf, softball (men’s and co-ed), basketball, volleyball, tennis and a 5K run/walk.

The 5K run/walk was open to the public and all proceeds from the event were donated to the Whiting Food Pantry and the City Museum. The golf competition raised money for the Shriner’s Children Hospital.

Here are the results of the events. Thanks to all who coordinated and/or participated in this year’s Torch Classic event! You can also view photo galleries from this year’s event.

5K run/walk
1st Place:  John Bartels, Whiting – (19:07)
2nd Place: Justin Ford, Whiting – (20:47)
3rd Place:  Jeff Fleitz, Whiting – (20:50)

1st Place:  Amanda Nurse, Whiting – (23:23)
2nd Place: Lena Schmidt (24:19)
3rd Place: Darlene Shike, Whiting – (26:54)

1st Place Whiting Business Unit

Co-ed Softball
1st Place Texas City Business Unit

1st Place Whiting Business Unit

1st Place Whiting Business Unit

Men’s high game scratch – John Cleve, Whiting – (288)
Women’s high game scratch – Linda Seto, Whiting – (234)

Men’s high series scratch – John Cleve, Whiting – (804)
Women’s high series scratch – Linda Seto, Whiting – (609)

Men’s high game handicap – John Amato, Texas City – (236)
Women’s high game handicap – Donna Brault, Des Moines, IA – (248)

Team high scratch series – John Cleve, Drew Tegen, Tony Miller, Jeff Szczepanick, Richard Lewis, Whiting – (3245)

Team high handicap series – Dan Kats, Bill Lash, Reese Ryzewski, Tod Ryzewski, Darwin Rod, Whiting – (2955)

Men’s doubles – 1st Place – Kevin Barnes & Adam Kogut, Texas City Business Unit
Men’s singles – 1st Place – Kaleb Barnes, Texas City Business Unit