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2019 CCA Golf Classic raises $38,000

Published Oct. 23, 2019

Twenty-seven teams, including three priests and two deacons, participated in the 25th annual Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic Oct. 7 at the Maumelle Country Club bringing in $38,000 for the ministries and programs of Catholic Charities of Arkansas.

Patrick Gallaher, executive director Catholic Charities of Arkansas, said the money raised will go primarily to prison ministry and the Catholic Charities Summer Institute, C2SI.

“It goes to building our reserve fund,” plus to fill in any shortfalls of unexpected expenses in other areas, he said. Other services include: adoptions, immigration and refugee resettlement services, free medical care and assistance for the poor, natural disaster response, legislative advocacy and resources to assist in parish outreach and social justice. The golf classic is the primary fundraiser for Catholic Charities of Arkansas.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hot Springs Village had the most parish teams with six plus the parish’s Knights of Columbus Council 10208 entered two teams. The Arkansas State Council Knights of Columbus and CHI St. Vincent each entered three teams.

The following teams won in morning and afternoon flights:

  • Morning First Flight — First Place: Kevin Norton, Alan Abston, Mason Morgan and Tom May of Rasco Winter Thomas Group in Little Rock. Score: 60
  • Morning Second Flight  — First Place: Michael Burmester, Father William Burmester, Richard Burmester and Jesse Light of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. Score: 67
  • Afternoon First Flight  — First Place: Eddie Craven, Bill Dennis, Chuck Kaiser and Brad Frederiksen of Metro Appliances & More in North Little Rock. Score: 56
  • Afternoon Second Flight  — First Place: Chad Aduddell, Shawn Barnett and Chris Stines, CHI St. Vincent of Little Rock. Score: 66

Thank you to the many organizations and individuals who sponsored, donated or volunteered to make this tournament a success. Special thanks to CHI St. Vincent for being this year's underwriter. To learn more, read Arkansas Catholic or contact Megan Moore 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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