Republic Bank Golf Challenge includes other sporting events

Republic Bank Golf Challenge includes other sporting events

The Republic Bank Golf Challenge is back for another year on June 24, and better than ever. New this year, a tournament for canasta was added to the day, as well as larger tournaments for tennis and bridge.

“For years, this tournament was limited to participation only from golfers,” comments Doug Roemer, tournament co-chair. “Now 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.”

The whole event will take place at the Standard Country Club. It provides financial support for Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Community Center. Doug Gordon is also a co-chair of the Republic Bank Golf Challenge.

The Tennis Tournament was moved to the morning this year after its debut last year. The tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. for mixed doubles players in a round robin format for 3.0 or below and 3.5 or above. Players can register as an individual or as a doubles team. The registration fee is $60 per person, which includes lunch. Players are invited to return for the dinner and awards for an additional $20 per person.

Mauri Malka, director of the JFCS Klein Older Adult Services, will organize the bridge tournament. In addition to her professional duties at JFCS, Malka is a manager and director of the Double D Duplicate Club at the Louisville Bridge Center and teaches bridge at the LBC.

Former JFCS Chair, Margie Kohn, and Sarah O’Koon are helping to coordinate a canasta tournament, which will be held in a private room at the club. “There is a core group of players at Standard who we hope will play and we are recruiting players from other clubs.  It will be a fun tournament,” said Malka.  Prizes will be awarded for both tournaments.

The bridge and canasta tournaments will run from 1-5 p.m.  It will be best to select partners and register together; however, the $25 registration fee is per person. If participants would like to  join everyone for dinner, the cost will be an additional $20 per person.

The Golf Challenge is an 18-hole scramble, including lunch and dinner. Golfer check-in starts at 10:30 a.m. with the driving range opening at 11 a.m. A shotgun start will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Registration is $275 per player. Following the scramble, there will be a silent auction, Heaven Hill bourbon tasting and awards with dinner.

Registrations for all events are due by June 14. For more information, contact Sally Hollingsworth at 452-6341 ext. 240.


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