Thank You!

May 8 was another tremendous day celebrating Erik and all he means to us. The weather was perfect, and Kenwood welcoming. We congratulate our low scorers and our closest to the pin and longest drive winners and thank Sam and Ed for letting us celebrate Erik through The Klassic.

Your generosity gives an Eye Street education to so many deserving young men. For that – and for your celebration of Erik – we say THANK YOU.

We are already planning The 2024 Klassic so stay tuned. In the meantime, thanks again, have a safe summer in those Birkenstocks, and as always –

To Erik!

Mark Your Calendars!

The Sixteenth Annual

Kristensen Klassic

Kenwood Country Club

5601 River Rd, Bethesda, MD

Monday, May 8, 2023

1 pm shotgun start

Remembering Erik

The Dawn of the Klassic

Erik was a man for others who was loved by his family and friends. His 1990 Gonzaga classmates had a simple notion: establish a fun, lasting way to celebrate Erik’s life and grow his memorial scholarship fund at Gonzaga. In the summer of 2007, The Klassic was born.

After months of preparation and hard work by family, friends, donors, sponsors and volunteers, an organizational committee launched the inaugural Klassic on May 9, 2008.

We haven’t looked back. We will continue to celebrate Erik in May 2022 at the 15th annual Klassic and hope you can join us. While golf is the order of the day, we want you to join us for a day of fun.

Thank you to our 2023 Klassic Sponsors:

Admiral Sponsors

Constellation Brands and Matt ’90 and Katie Stanton

Alexandria Restaurant Partners

Captain Sponsors

Mike Brodnik ’90 and Matt Brodnik ’93
To Erik!

Midshipman Sponsors

Josh ’90, Michelle (GV ’90), Gavin ’21, and Colin ’22 Brady
2nd Company USNA Class of 1995
The Lynch Family (Tom Lynch USNA ’64, Tom Lynch ’89, Charlie Lynch ’17, and Jack Lynch ’27)

Hole Sponsors


Adam ’21 and Vince ’33 Fridley
Wach Family (Greg ’90, Leo ’25)
George Kalas ’90 and Kalas Funeral Homes
ESB Advertising
Matt ’90 and Katie Stanton
Pablo Perez ’90 and Americana Grocery
Jude Boyle ’92
Tom Winkler ’92
Beverage Cart Sponsors
Chariots for Hire
The Seher Family – Jake, Jack ’12, and Donovan ’19
Long Drive Contest Sponsor
Lopes Family – Nick ’92 and Jake ’27