2018-07-11 / Sports

Stamford Golf Club to Host K. of C.’s Father Whelan Tournament

By Rosie Cunningham

STAMFORD — The 16th annual Knights of Columbus Father Whelan Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at the Stamford Golf Club (SGC) Saturday, July 14. According to George Bergleitner, organizer of the event, Father Whelan was a man “who was loved by everybody” and the tournament was started by the Knights in his memory.

The tournament has a “shotgun” start at 1 p.m. with multiple prizes and sponsors. Vasta’s will serve a roast beef dinner following the tournament.

The Stamford resident said the day would not be possible without generous donations and advertisers.

“There will be door prizes, a goodie bag, raffles, skins, contest prizes and more,” said Bergleitner. “There will be a car on hole 14 if someone can get a hole-in-one.”

Proceeds from the benefit go towards scholarships of six are schools - Charlotte Valley, Jefferson, South Kortright, Stamford, Roxbury and Gilboa, as well as the local EMT, fire department and food pantry. The money also sponsors potential young priests who are looking to serve.

“It’s a great day,” said Bergleitner.

To register for the tournament or to inquire, contact George Bergleitner at 607- 652-3311.

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