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2017 CCA Golf Classic raises $40,000

The 2017 Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic was held Sept. 25 at the Maumelle Country Club. It offered a four-person scramble with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shortgun start. About 30 teams participated, which included eight priests.

The following teams won in these categories:

  • Morning First Flight — First place: Father Bill Elser, Bob Baker, Rick Meyers and Dennis VanLeeuwen, of Hot Springs Village. Score: 54
  • Morning Second Flight  — First place: Tom Donnelly, Murray Classen, Ron Cuba and Rich Rivera, of Hot Springs Village. Score: 65
  • Afternoon First Flight  First place: Al Bilgisher, Tom Conrad, Benny Loftis and Phil Hiebler, of Hot Springs. Score: 53
  • Afternoon Second Flight  First place: Abe Bogoslavsky, Monte Estes, John Denery and Fred Rogers, of Little Rock. Score: 61

This was the 23rd year for the event, which raised nearly $40,000 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.

About 20 organizations or individuals sponsored the tournament, with CHI St. Vincent as the underwriter. To learn more about this year's tournament, visit Arkansas Catholic or contact Bridget Lewis in Catholic Charities of Arkansas at (501) 664-0340, ext 379.

The golf 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.

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