Love golf? Play, be charitable at same time

Published: August 14, 2018

Register Team or Sponsor Tournament

Click on the button above to download the player registration and sponsorship form for the 2018 Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic. Complete the form and return it to the address provided. Call Catholic Charities of Arkansas at (501) 664-0340 for more information. 

The 2018 Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 8 at the Maumelle Country Club. If you love to play golf, you can play and support charitable works at the same time. This tournament is the primary fundraiser for the ministries and programs of Catholic Charities of Arkansas.

These include: adoption, immigration and refugee resettlement services, free medical care and assistance for the poor, natural disaster response, legislative advocacy, support for those struggling with addictions, prison ministry and resources to assist in parish outreach and social justice.

Players can take part in a four-person scramble with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shortgun start and enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner along with complimentary beverages. Awards will be given following morning and afternoon plays. Team prizes will also be given for closest to pin, hole in one, longest drive and a putting contest.

Sponsorship opportunities range from covering the cost of a priest or religious to play for $150, to serving as tournament underwriter for $10,000 or more. To register your team or become a sponsor, download the player registration and sponsorship form and return it to the address provided. For more information, contact Patrick Gallaher, director of Catholic Charities of Arkansas, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 352.

This tournament 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. It was during his tenure that Catholic Charities of Arkansas was established. The McDonald Center, which is home to the offices of Catholic Charities, is also named in his honor.