Bishop’s Golf Classic – New Leaders

In giving the results of the 2013 Bishop’s Golf Tournament, Mike Horridge also announced to Council a change in leadership for the event.

The purpose of the golf tournament, played in early November each year, is “more than a fund raiser,” said Horridge, who, with the Rev. Ed Dohoney and Ron Morrison, has been co-chair of the event for the past eight years. The tournament is “an opportunity for all the members of the diocese to come together to enjoy competition . . . and raise funds for needy children, young adults, and families . . . to participate in life-changing events.”

Funds raised from the annual tournament support congregational youth ministry and scholarships for young people and families to attend diocesan camps.

The results of the 2013 golf tournament included $2,500 to Mustang Island Spring Break Camp, $3,720 to Episcopal youth events, $14,750 to youth programs in 12 churches, $35,000 for the Colorado Adventure Camp, $40,000 for Camp Capers scholarships, and $45,000 for Mustang Island Family Camp.

Since 2006, a total of $146,000 has been spent for the benefit of our youth since 2006, said Horridge.

In 2013, the tournament set new records of 148 participants from 23 churches.  Revenue from the tournament was $45,860 allowing for $32,542 in scholarships.

With the retirement of Horridge, Dohoney, and Morrison as co-chairs of the Bishop’s Golf Tournament, Bishop Gary Lillibridge announced that Gray Hardaway of St. John’s, New Braunfels, is the new chair.  He will be assisted by Bart Wilson and Clay Michel, both of St. George, San Antonio.