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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Published: September 21, 2021
The 2021 Bishop McDonald Memorial Golf Classic will be Monday, Oct. 18, at the Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village. After a year hiatus, the golf tournament returns for its 26th year to offer 40 teams a round of golf and opportunity to support Catholic Charities of Arkansas (CCA).
CCA provides adoption, immigration and refugee resettlement services, free medical care, rent and utilities assistance, natural disaster response casework, legislative advocacy, prison ministry and resources to assist in parish outreach.
This event will offer a four-person scramble with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for a shotgun start. The cost per team is $700 and includes green fees, carts, continental breakfast, lunch and complimentary beverages. Awards will be given following morning and afternoon plays. Team prizes will be flighted and there will be prizes for closest to pin, hole in one ($5,000 prize) and longest drive.
Those who don’t play golf are encouraged to make a $175 donation to allow a priest to play. Sponsorship opportunities range from covering the cost of a priest or religious to play to serving as tournament underwriter. Hole sponsorships are available for $500.
In 2019, proceeds from this tournament exceeded $38,000. More than 30 organizations and individuals sponsored the tournament, including CHI St. Vincent. The event was named in honor of the late Bishop Andrew J. McDonald who served as shepherd for the Diocese of Little Rock from 1972 to 2000. The McDonald Center, which is home to the offices of Catholic Charities, is also named in his honor. For more information, email Megan Moore or call her at (501) 664-0340.