Prominent Date

Alex Notte was surrounded by cameras on prom night. His parents invited my wife and me to a pre-prom reception at their home as he awaited the arrival of his famous date, LPGA star Belén Mozo. In addition to family and friends, there was a photographer from the East Tennessee Catholic and one from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The owner of Regal Carriages offered to drive Alex and Belén in his classic Rolls Royce. A hairstylist named Aaron White contacted me and offered to give Belén an updo. Alex and Belén went to dinner at Gettysvue Country Club before heading off to the Bearden High School prom. Fr. Michael Woods stopped by Gettysvue to give them a blessing at dinner.

Earlier in the day, Alex and Belén played one hole of golf before Belén held an exhibition to benefit Special Olympics. Alex and his family hope to draw attention to the need for a Special Olympics golf program in our area. Alex’s coach, Louise Ball, told me that Alex crushed a 210-yard, perfectly straight drive from the tee and that Belén was very impressed.

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3 Responses to Prominent Date

  1. kathi dougherty says:

    What a great follow up to the story you told us about on the radio. What a sweet and beautiful girl to help Alex with his mission.

  2. They looked like they had a lovely time :)

  3. Giannine says:

    I was at the exhibition. Belén Mozo is such a gracious young woman and Alex was having the time of his life! I trust the evening was just as wonderful. I was sorry to miss the gathering at the house, but I suspect that Alex did not miss us 😉

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