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SMRPA Tony Noyola Memorial Golf Outing

Friday, September 18, 2020

College Fields Golf Club (3800 Hagadorn Road, Okemos, MI 48864)

8:00 am - Registration
9:00 am - Shot Gun Start
  • 18 Holes + Cart Fee
  • Awards & Prizes
  • Lunch at Turn
  • Dinner
  • 4 Person Teams (Men, Women, Coed)
  • 18 Hole Scramble
  • Longest Drive
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Putt
  • Double Your Money Holes
  • Buy a Drive
  • Gimmick Ball Contest
  • 50/50 Prize Raffle


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On a clear August afternoon in 2007, Tony Noyola was doing one of the things he enjoyed, preparing for a softball game at Ranney Ballpark. His sudden death brought family, friends, co-workers, and people who barely knew the family together at a memorial service that will never be forgotten.
Tony was a father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was active in youth soccer, basketball, baseball and softball as well as adult softball, baseball and basketball. He coached many of his children’s soccer teams in DeWitt and was a softball and baseball umpire around the state in high school and college. Noyola was an Amateur Softball Association certified umpire and served as the District 11 Amateur Softball Association Commissioner. He was also a volleyball official for Michigan High School Athletic Association. A graduate of Lansing’s Eastern High School, Noyola worked directly with youth and adult sports while employed at Lansing Parks and Recreation for 27 years.
Tony has been honored for many of his admirable qualities and contributions to the field of parks and recreation as well as the Lansing community:
  • 2007 Edward R. Vandervert Memorial Award
  • City of Lansing Mayor, Virg Bernero, proclaimed August as Juan Antonio ‘Tony’ Noyola Month.
  • Michigan Amateur Softball Association (MASA) Hall of Fame
  • mParks Honorary Recreation Leadership award

It is important to the profession of parks and recreation that Tony be remembered in the community he loved so much. In his honor, the “Tony Noyola Memorial Fund” was established, in 2007, by the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department. Funds provide underprivileged youth the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports programs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Troy Stowell at (517) 627-7351 or For those of us fortunate enough to have known Tony, he will never be forgotten. Your support and dedication is appreciated.