Get ready to get your game on.
The 11th annual Republic Bank Players Challenge benefiting Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Community Center is slated for Monday, June 23, at Standard Country Club.
This year, the game Maj Jongg has been added along with the opportunity to improve your golf game at a professional golf clinic with Nick Barth, a Professional Golf Association Tour Coach.
And you can still find your other favorite games – tennis, canasta and bridge – at the event, as in years past.
Money from the Challenge is used to fund scholarships for families in need for membership and summer camp at the JCC. More than $75,000 was granted last year for scholarships to more than 175 people. It also helps fund 700 hours of subsidized counseling at JFCS for families who are seeking services to ensure that they can strengthen their lives, remain self-sufficient, independent and provide structure and security for their children. More than 2,400 individuals and families benefited last year.
Registration for the 18-hole scramble Golf Challenge is $275 per player and includes lunch and dinner. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. with the shotgun start kicking things off at 12:30 p.m. The golf clinic with Barth is at 11 a.m. Barth, who attended Louis University and Indiana University, was a medalist in the Indiana Mid-Amateur Championship and rated as a top-20 amateur in the United States in 1994. He’s won multiple club championships at three different courses and has 23 amateur wins.
Barth began teaching golf in 2002 and in 2003 he founded the 3N Golf Learning Center at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, IN. He’s a teaching student of Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and David Leadbetter and a proponent of well-established swing fundamentals and “The Seven Common Denominators” of the great ball strikers.
The tennis challenge, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., includes a mixed-doubles, round-robin tournament. Players can register as individuals or doubles teams. Registration is $60 per person and includes lunch.
Register for golf and tennis online by June 10 at www.jfcslouisville.org/republic-bank-players-challenge or contact Kathryn Bentley at JFCS at 452-6341.
To register your Maj Jongg table or bridge and canasta team contact Beverly Bromley at JFCS at 452-6341. It’s $25 per person to play and an additional $20 to stay for dinner. Games are from 1-5 p.m.
The evening festivities will feature awards, prizes, contests and silent auction with Heaven Hill bourbon tasting.