15th Annual Golf-Fore-Charity aids St. Vincent de Paul

From left: Knights of Columbus member Jim McNamara, event chair Dennis Gougion, St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Steve Zabilski, and Knights of Columbus members Jim Trinchitella and Cory Schidler, Grand Knight, pose for a photo during the check presentation at St. Vincent de Paul. (Submitted photo)

From left: Knights of Columbus member Jim McNamara; event chair Dennis Gougion; St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Steve Zabilski; and Knights of Columbus members Jim Trinchitella and Cory Schidler, Grand Knight, pose for a photo during the check presentation at St. Vincent de Paul. (Submitted photo)

The 15th Annual Golf-Fore-Charity event that occurred at two of North Scottsdale’s premier private golf courses: Troon Country Club and Desert Highlands Golf Club, raised plenty of funds for St. Vincent de Paul.

The yearly event, created and hosted by Our Lady of Joy Knights of Columbus, features hole-in-one competitions, a putting contest, silent and live auctions, a raffle and awards. Over the course of 15 years, the Knights of Columbus have raised a total of $1.6 million for local charities, including Foothills Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, St. Joseph Youth Camp, Aid to Women’s Center, among many others, according to a press release stating that the primary beneficiary is St. Vincent de Paul.

This year’s event on April 25 raised $105,000 for St. Vincent de Paul which provides a variety of services to feed, clothe, house and heal needy families and individuals in central and northern Arizona. Knights of Columbus members recently visited SVdP’s main campus to present their check, the release said.

For more information or to get involved in next year’s tournament, go to golf-fore-charity.org.

Our Lady of Joy Knights of Columbus host their 15th Annual Golf-Fore-Charity event in North Scottsdale to help their neighbors in need. (Submitted photo)

Our Lady of Joy Knights of Columbus host their 15th Annual Golf-Fore-Charity event in North Scottsdale to help their neighbors in need. (Submitted photo)

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