Andy Gerick Memorial Golf Outing raises funds for World Series

The golf outing named in memory of longtime Junior League World Series scorekeeper Andy Gerick will raise money for the international baseball tournament he loved.

The second annual Andy Gerick Memorial Golf Outing is set for 1 p.m. July 19 at Rolling Meadows Country Club, 6484 Sutton Road, Whitmore Lake.

The four-player scramble includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, skins and prizes. Players are urged to bring a small cooler to hold free pop and beer on the course.

The entry fee is $90 per player with all proceeds going to the World Series for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old players from around the world. The 29th annual series is scheduled for August 16-22 at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

Tax-deductible $100 hole sponsorship opportunities also are available. Door prizes also are needed.

Checks should be payable to JLWS. They can be dropped off at the Long Branch Lounge in Taylor or mailed to 22667 Maplelawn, Taylor, MI 48180.

For more information, contact World Series Director Greg Bzura at (734) 287-8836 or Ken Beheler at (313) 930-4480 or bnkbeheler@comcast.net.

About Andy Gerick:

Andy Gerick was the official volunteer scorekeeper and statistician of the Junior League World Series from its inception in 1981 through 2007. At that point, he was considered the only person to see and record every pitch of the World Series.

Mr. Gerick, who was stricken with cancer, died on January 23, 2008, at age 69.

Mr. Gerick was a postal worker and union executive who earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and went on to another career in landscaping after his retirement from the U.S. Postal Service. Prior to that, he served in the Marine Corp. and worked at Great Lakes Steel.

Mr. Gerick coached his three sons in baseball. His sons and daughter-in-law were part of the scorekeeping crew at the World Series.