The Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist’s
25th Annual EpiscoGolf
Children’s Charity Tournament
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Golfers - Sponsors - Volunteers
St John the Baptist’s (StJB, Sanbornville, NH) EpiscoGolf, attracts up to 120 golfers and raises more than $10,000 each year ($12,000 in 2109!!) to benefit local children’s charities like C.A.C. (Child Advocacy Center), School’s Out, Wakefield Food Pantry, Secret Santa, End 68 Hours of Hunger, & CHIPs. A non-denominational community outreach program providing grants regardless of religion, race, gender, etc, StJB’s EpiscoGolf also offers great sponsorship opportunities for businesses & civic groups.
Come join the EpiscoGolf fun & help local kids!
Sign-In: 8:30-9:30 am Shotgun: 10 am Putting Contest: 3-4 pm BBQ 4pm
Just $110 includes: golf, cart, prizes, & BBQ BBQ only: $25 at 4 pm
To register, sponsor or for more information:
Contact Peter or Loretta Campbell
Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Registration form/trifold flyer is here for reference. The 2020 Registration form will be available in Spring of 2020.
Rte 153, Parsonsfield, Maine www.provincelakegolf.com
drizzle brings success to stjb’s episcogolf 2019
For the first time in memory, it rained on The Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist’s (StJB, Sanbornville, NH) EpiscoGolf tournament for children’s charities. Despite the drizzle, nearly 120 golfers played through StJB’s 24th Annual EpiscoGolf 18-hole tournament held at Province Lake Golf Club on August 21, 2019. It was an enormous success and great fun, thanks to its core organizers, Peter & Loretta Campbell, “Jimbo” Keating, and Jim “Hap” Horrigan.
“We raised just over $12,000 this year – making this our most successful tournament yet!” exclaimed Peter Campbell, StJB EpiscoGolf treasurer. “As always, ALL proceeds from St John’s EpiscoGolf go to support many local children’s charities like CAC (Child Advocacy Center), School’s Out, Wakefield Food Pantry, 68 Hours of Hunger and CHIPs.” Campbell also reported that EpiscoGolf has now collectively raised more than $87,000 to support local kids since 2007.
At the post-tournament BBQ, many trophies, prizes and raffles items were given out to the delight of all. This year’s EpiscoGolf key winners included:
Kevin Gillespie got closest to the hole (hole 11, 5’ 11”) among the men, while Pat Meyer took honors for the ladies at hole 14 (17’ 3”).
Aubri Keating achieved the longest drive for the women (hole 4) and Doug Larson had the longest drive for the men (hole 2).
Eastern Propane’s team – Cider Berry, Jerry Janelle, Greg Krise and Doug Larson -- took bragging rights as 1st place gross winners with a score of 59.
Farma, John & Eric Tompson, along with Phil Dupont, garnered 1st place net winners with a score of 49.
With the 2019 tournament completed, StJB’s EpiscoGolf non-denominational community outreach program are accepting grant applications through October 30, 2019 from local organizations serving children. Grant applications are now available at: www.stjohbtb.org/episcogolf; please contact Peter or Loretta at email@example.com for any questions. The EpiscoGolf Committee will review applications and announce 2019 grant recipients by December 2019. Special thanks go out to this year’s golfers as well as:
EpiscoGolf volunteers: Bob & Anne Grande, Ginny Covert, Pat Chumack, Kirt & Maureen Gillum, Puma Lanoix, & Bo Keating...Sue and all at Province Lake Golf Club.
More than 30 generous EpiscoGolf sponsors, including Green Mountain Furniture, Edward Jones Financial, Eastern Propane, Poor Peoples Pub, and Rochester Toyota.
Mark your calendars -- exciting plans are already underway for StJB’s 25th Annual EpiscoGolf tournament, which is slated for Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Province Lake Golf Club. Next year, StJB EpiscoGolf hopes to break $100,000 in collective proceeds to foster and support local kids.
Episcogolf Grant Applications
The 2019 grant application is available below. Deadline is October 30, 2019.
Contact Peter or Loretta at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions/concerns.
StJB’s EpiscoGolf 2018 Delivers
While all the golf fun was had last August, the real benefits of EpiscoGolf to many local kids appropriately came around Thanksgiving. The outreach mission of EpiscoGolf, sponsored by the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist (StJB), is to better the quality of life for underprivileged children by providing grants to children’s organization and charities. It is a non-denominational community outreach program providing grants regardless of religion, race or gender.
Fortunately, StJB’s 23rd Annual EpiscoGolf children’s charity golf tournament, held last August 15, 2018 at Province Lake Golf Club, was another major success. The event drew more than 100 golfers and raised about $10,500. Once again, this year’s EpiscoGolf was championed by: Jim ‘Hap’ Horrigan, Chairman; Jim ‘Jimbo’ Keating; and Peter and Loretta Campbell.
“We’re all in this for our local kids,” shared Peter Campbell, EpiscoGolf Treasurer, “the charities selected and funds distributed are aimed at assisting children in need.”
Nearly a dozen local children’s charities were the recent and grateful recipients of EpiscoGolf’s 2018’s funds. These funds helped with many wonderful student enrichment programs, homework clubs, transportation, kid’s sports programs and Christmas gifts – all to foster and support hundreds of local children. Many, as shown below, address basic hunger.
Wakefield Food Pantry
Children of Incarcerated Parents (ChiPs), Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County Gerry’s Food Pantry, Rochester Homeless Center of Strafford County Secret Santa, Wakefield and Brookfield End 68 Hours of Hunger, Milton Salvation Army Kid’s Club, Rochester School’s Out Program, Ossipee
The Nick Recreation Park
Families in Transition, Rochester
“It’s just great to be part of this,” shared Howie Knight, Wakefield Food Pantry’s (WFP) President, “we’re so grateful to be one of the long-standing beneficiaries of the annual golf tournament.” Knight further detailed, “Since 2006, we’ve received more than $12,400 in donations from St John’s EpiscoGolf, which remarkably equates to some 36,000 meals for children & families.”
With it’s vision of ‘hunger-free communities’, the WFP (www.wakefieldnhfoodpantry.org), serves children and families from Wakefield, Brookfield, Effingham, Milton NH and Newfields, ME, every Wednesday (10 am to 1 pm; and 5-7 pm) at 1500 Wakefield Road.
In keeping with the thankfulness of the season, Jimbo concluded, “We owe a big debt of gratitude to a lot of loyal and generous people for EpiscoGolf’s continued success – our sponsors, golfers, and dedicated volunteers.”
Stay tuned for more information on St John the Baptist’s (www.stjohntb.org) 24th annual EpiscoGolf, slated for August 21, 2019, to once again help many local children.