The Annual Episcogolf FUNDRAISER
EpiscoGolf 2018 Shines on Kids
The 23rd Annual EpiscoGolf children’s charity golf tournament was a major success at the Province Lake Golf Club on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Thankfully and once again, the tournament was championed by the indefatigable foursome of Jim ‘Jimbo’ Keating , Jim ‘Hap’ Horrigan, and Peter and Loretta Campbell.
“We’re all in this for our local kids,” remarked Peter Campbell, “It’s also wonderful to bring our community together for a fun day of great golf.” Campbell also shared, “Quite remarkably, in all of our tournament’s 23 years, we’ve never had rain.” He good naturedly attributed EpiscoGolf’s extended exceptional weather to “good praying in the right church.”
“EpiscoGolf was originated by and is annually sponsored by St John the Baptist (StJB) Episcopal Church in Sanbornville, NH (www.stjohntb.org),” stated StJB Vestry Treasurer, Jane Daniell, “It’s an important part of our church’s community outreach with a special focus on our future – kids.”
Attracting an impressive 104 golfers and with the backing of many generous sponsors, this year’s event raised in excess of $10,000, all of which will support nearly a dozen children’s charities within Carroll County. The Wakefield Food Pantry, Children of Incarcerated Parents (ChiPs), Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County, Secret Santa, End 68 Hours of Hunger, Salvation Army Kid’s Club, School’s Out Program, and Families in Transition were among the grateful local beneficiaries of the 2017 EpiscoGolf tournament. Grant applications for 2018 children’s charities are due by October 31; e-mail the Campbells at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The outreach mission of EpiscoGolf, sponsored by the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, is to better the quality of life for underprivileged children by providing grants to children’s organization and charities,” detailed Loretta Campbell, “It is a non-denominational community outreach program providing grants regardless of religion, race or gender.”
“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 – who keep coming back year after year,” humbly stated Jimbo.
Loretta revealed and thanked Eastern Propane, Green Mountain Furniture, Poor People’s Pub, StJB Women’s Guild, and Edward Jones Financial for being the largest of this year’s twenty-two sponsors. Ann and Bob Grande and Becky Keating are among EpiscoGolf’s indispensible long-term volunteers.
Avid Sanbornville golfer, Jerry Janelle, has played in more than 20 EpiscoGolf tournaments as “one of the sinners” (Jimbo’s recruits) and especially likes the putting competition. “It’s always a very fun, well organized tournament which supports lots of great causes to help kids,” shared Jerry with a smile.
Practice up for next year’s EpiscoGolf event, tentatively slated for August 21, 2019, to help many local children in need and enjoy some fun golf, hopefully once again in the sun.
Episcogolf Grant Applications
The 2018 grant application is available through the link below. The deadline is October 30, 2018.
Contact Peter or Loretta at email@example.com for any questions/concerns.
August 15, 2018
Province Lake Golf Course
EpiscoGolf is an annual golf tournament raising money for area children. Teams of golfers sign up to play golf, enjoy each other's company and have a festive meal.
2018 Schedule: Wednesday, August 15
Registration 8:30 - 9:30
Celebratory Meal: 4:00
Sponsorship opportunities are also available! Support area children by sponsoring a hole, a competition event or hospitality. Contact Peter Campbell (603) 335-6328 or (603) 522-3106.