The Annual Episcogolf FUNDRAISER
Hold the Date:
24th Annual Epicogolf Fundraiser, August 21, 2019!!
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.
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 email@example.com.
“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 2019 grant applications will be available Summer 2019. The (now closed) 2018 application is available for reference, below.
Contact Peter or Loretta at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions/concerns.