Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament raises $15,000 for Charity
Photos by Knight Tony Kaufmann
The Knights of Columbus Council #12510, a Catholic fraternal service organization based in Zionsville, Ind., hosted their second Annual St. Alphonsus Cup Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 21. Through sponsorships and participation fees, the event raised $15,000 for charities, including Habitat for Humanity of Boone County and Special Olympics Indiana - Boone County.
Taking place at Golf Club of Indiana in Lebanon, there were 30 teams of 4 players participating in a number of golfing activities for more than $6,000 in prizes that were donated by local businesses and tournament sponsors. The award ceremony and dinner following the tournament recognized both Habitat for Humanity of Boone County and Special Olympics Indiana - Boone County as each organization was awarded a $5,000 check to support their work in the community.
"It is especially important to the Knights of Columbus that our events make a difference within our community," said Grand Knight Tim Shaw, the leading officer for the council. "From our previous involvement with Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics, we knew that these organizations make an indelible difference in the lives of people throughout the area. When our finance committee recommended them as good beneficiaries for our charity golf tournament, it was immediately approved by our membership."
The Knights' council, in partnership with St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, has worked with Habitat for Humanity of Boone County since 2007, assisting with six home building projects in the last four years. For several years members of the Knights have also volunteered with Special Olympics Indiana - Boone County, working at various events including the recent Area 8 Spring Games held on May 14 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. There the Knights assisted in service while also supporting their brother Knights who were participating Special Olympic athletes.
The winning golf tournament foursome – Chris Bombei, Todd Harmon, Tim Shaw and Ben Weaver - received a certificate for 18 holes of golf, $200 in gift cards, champions’ hats and a special caricature drawing of the winners by local artist John Hanks. View a list of other winners at the end of this article.
The Knights of Columbus Council #12510 has more than 200 local Catholic men as members. In 2010 the council was recognized by the Indiana Council of the Knights of Columbus with a state award for the inaugural St. Alphonsus Cup Charity Golf Tournament.
About the Knights of Columbus in Zionsville: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Council #12510 of the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1999 in the parish of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Zionsville, IN, and today has more than 200 members. The council’s mission is to help the Catholic Church make the love of God visible in the world through works of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Knights strive to live the ideal that we are our brother’s keeper, following the Greatest Commandment of Jesus Christ that we are to love God with our entire being and love our neighbor as ourselves (Mt 22:37-40). For more about Council #12510, visit www.stalkofc.com.
Results from the 2nd Annual St. Alphonsus Cup Charity Golf Tournament
- Putt Off Winner: Herb Haley
- Shootout Winner: Tim Shaw
- Closest to Pin Winners: John Bower, Jeff Nester, Scott Stalssmith and Matt Morton
- Longest Drive Winners: Steve Poole and Miles Sutcliffe
- Longest Putt Winner: Jon Allen
- Winning Team of the Scramble: Chris Bombei, Todd Harmon, Tim Shaw and Ben Weaver