Bigger and better 2013 Republic Bank Golf Challenge planned


Mark your calendar. The annual Republic Bank Golf Challenge will be Monday, June 24, at Standard Country Club, and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Originally solely a golf challenge, tennis and bridge tournaments were added in recent years, and this year’s competition will include a canasta tournament, too.

“With the addition of these three popular activities, we open the door to many more people who want to participate in this community-wide event,” commented Doug Roemer, golf committee co-chair with Doug Gordon.

  • In addition to giving community members the opportunity to enjoy a day of activities with friends, the Challenge benefits both the JCC and JFCS, and the proceeds provide:
  • Scholarships for membership and summer camp at the JCC for families in need.  More than $75,000 was granted last year for scholarships to 134 families.
  • 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 benefitted last year.

Golfer check-in begins at 11 a.m., and there will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is included in the golf registration fee. The driving range will also be open at 11 a.m. for golfers who want to warm up before the tournament.

A volunteer committee is organizing the tennis tournament. The mixed doubles, round robin format for 3.0 or below and 3.5 or above will run from 2-5 p.m. Players can register as individuals or as doubles teams. The registration fee is $60 per person, which includes dinner.

Volunteers also are organizing the bridge and canasta tournaments that will be held in two separate rooms at the club. “There is a core group of players at Standard who we hope will play; and if we get players from the Bridge Center and other bridge clubs, it will be a fun tournament,” said Beverly Bromley, JFCS Development Director.

The duplicate bridge and canasta tournaments will run from 1-5 p.m. It will be best to select partners and register together. The registration fee is $25 per person for tournament play only, or $60 per person for the full package, which includes dinner.

Registrations for all events are due by June 10. For more information, contact Sally Hollingsworth at 452-6341, ext. 240.

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