The annual Jewish Community Center/Jewish Family and Career Services Golf Challenge is back, but this year with a new name representing its expanded offerings. The Republic Bank Players Challenge will be held on Monday June 23 at the Standard Club.
Players are invited to join the Challenge in several different games, the always popular Golf and Tennis Challenges remain and are joined by card and tile games Bridge, Canasta and Maj Jongg. This is the first year for the Maj Jongg Challenge and organizers expect a good turnout.
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. New this year, the Golf Challenge includes a golf clinic with Nick Barth, a Professional Golf Association Tour Coach at 11 a.m.
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.