Richard Lavino Scholarship Fund

Richard Lavino

Richard Lavino Fund

Richard Lavino was a former educator in the Yorktown School District for over 30 years. He coached baseball at Yorktown High but was most known for coaching the boys varsity golf team for many years. He would often be seen at Mohansic Golf Course teaching and helping the high school kids with their golf swings and always lending his open heart and wisdom.

I had the honor of volunteering to assist him in coaching the team 2007-2011. He was one of the most beloved individuals in our community and would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Sadly, he passed away suddenly on March 18th 2011 just one day after the teams first practice for that season. The entire golf team and who knew him were devastated. I was honored to take over the team as head coach knowing I had some big shoes to fill. We dedicated that season to our beloved coach and mentor and through every match the kids felt that he was with us as the 15th club in the bag.

Yorktown posted their best season record 11-3 and sent 2 boys to qualify for state sectionals. Since then YHS also won the league division in 2014 with many members of that 2011 squad knowing that Coach was looking down with a smile and great pride on them. Since Coach Lavino’s untimely passing, I have set up a college scholarship fund in his name and I am constantly with the help of our team members raising funds for the college award which is handed out to eligible recipients at the Huskers Senior Awards Dinner every June.

With the help of Mohansic Golf Course, YAC, and the Met PGA, I host 2 golf events to raise money for the scholarship fund. The first is the Richard Lavino Golf Outing and also the Richard Lavino Junior Open. In addition to those 2 events, we also host a hole in one shootout at Mohansic Golf Course on Memorial Day Weekend where all the high school team members come out to raise money on that weekend. This years tournaments are scheduled and the entry forms are available on this website. The other ways we raise money are advertising spaces in the Lavino Journal which comes out once a year. $75 full page, $50 half page, $25 quarter page plus we also accept donations throughout the year.

Please make checks payable to Yorktown Huskers

Thank you again for your support,
Skip Marini
Assistant Golf Professional Mohansic Golf Course
Director of Golf Instruction for YAC
Head Coach Yorktown Varsity Golf Team