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Annual event that benefits the ministries of Catholic Charities of Arkansas
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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
The 2021 Bishop McDonald Memorial Golf Classic will be Oct. 18 at the Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village, ranked third in best golf courses in Arkansas by Golf Digest. After a year hiatus, the golf tournament returns for its 26th year to offer 40 teams a fantastic round of golf and opportunity to support Catholic Charities of Arkansas.
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. Register your team online or download the registration form and mail the completed form to the address provided with your check.
Sponsorship opportunities range from covering the cost of a priest or religious to play for $175 to serving as tournament underwriter for $10,000 or more. The golf classic supports Catholic Charities of Arkansas, which 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.
In 2019, proceeds exceeded $38,000. More than 30 organizations and individuals sponsored the tournament, including CHI St. Vincent. Make a sponsorship pledge online or download the sponsorship form and mail it to the address provided with your check. For more information, email Megan Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her 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. The McDonald Center, which is home to the offices of Catholic Charities, is also named in his honor.