Sponsors sought for golf benefit


The 2010 Father Ken Martin Golf Outing & Dinner will be held Sept. 1. Golfers will tee-up at Emeis Golf Course in Davenport. The dinner, available to golfers and non-golfers, will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Davenport.

This marks the 22nd anniversary of events that raise funds for tuition assistance for families facing crisis/emergency situations that could affect their ability to send their children to any of the Catholic schools in Scott County. 

Fr. “Kenny” Martin served as a priest in the Diocese of Davenport until his passing in 1986.  He left a $1,000 bequest for his buddies to have a golf outing. That group created the fundraising event the following year in his memory and to date more than $225,000 has been raised to benefit Catholic schools. 

Registration leaflets for this year’s outing will be provided as inserts in one of the July bulletins at parishes in Davenport and Bettendorf. Various sponsorships are being solicited at this time. Anyone interested should contact Jim Tiedje at (309) 743-7746 (work) or (563) 391-2820 (home).


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