Sonny Edrich Memorial
Sonny Edrich, Elder Class of 1988, lived life to the fullest in his 32 years on this Earth. In fact he was known to have seen and done more things in those 32 years than most could ever imagine. He had many obstacles growing up with Marfan Syndrome and finally lost his battle with the disease in September of 2002. But he never let physical limitations defeat his unwavering spirit. After graduating from Elder, he went on to Xavier University where he earned two degrees with honors. He worked jobs in the music industry as a Label Rep at EMI and Mammoth Records and later with Tri-State Promotions. He also loved the game of golf and worked at Pebble Creek Golf Course for several years. Charlie and Debe, Sonny’s parents, requested that memorial donations for Sonny come to Elder. A golf outing was started in his memory the following September and through the memorial donations and the successful first golf outing at Pebble Creek, a scholarship was created in his name. The Sonny Memorial Golf Outing continues today and Sonny’s scholarship is awarded each year to a student at Elder who, like Sonny, is physically challenged.