Participants in the Bishop Noll Institute Golf Invitational in July will enjoy a day playing a private course while helping student scholars who attend the Catholic college preparatory high school in Hammond.
The annual golf fundraiser will take place July 20 at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville and costs $200 per golfer and includes lunch, golf and cart, drinks on the course, dinners and prizes. A reduced fee of $100 is available for young alums, those who graduated from 2010-2020. Meals will be served following Indiana recommended guidelines.
“With the cancelation of other events this year due to the coronavirus, the golf outing is an especially important fundraiser for us,” said Juli Korem Sandoval, Bishop Noll Class of 1982 and a golf outing committee member. “We hope that many alumni and friends will join us for this beautiful day outdoors as we come together to continue to financially support Bishop Noll’s families when they need us most.”
Pete Doherty, Bishop Noll class of 1971 and a golf outing committee member, said the event started in the 1990s as a fundraiser to support scholarships.
“The whole event is first class,” he said. Alumni should gather old friends and make the event a mini reunion and even those without a foursome, should mark their calendars. The committee will put groups together.
“A lot of friendships have been started that way,” Doherty said. “The golf outing rallies a lot of support for the school going forward. The day includes school updates from a Noll administrator and school administration and staff members volunteer and participate.”
The venue is also a draw for golfers.
“It’s a private course so it’s a great opportunity to play a great course you can’t normally get on,” he said.
Fellow committee member David Padilla, Noll class of 1991, said he has participated the past for more than 12 years and it is always a great day, especially the reception before dinner.
“It gives you an opportunity to catch up with fellow alums and friends,” he said.
He encourages everyone to come out regardless of what level golfer he or she is.
“It’s a fun event and great opportunity to support Noll.”
Sponsorship opportunities are available: $100 to sponsor a young alum, $175 to be a hole sponsor, $500 to sponsor beverages on the course, $800 to sponsor lunch and $1,500 to sponsor dinner, cocktail hour or player gifts.
Prizes that can be used for “Your Choice” basket raffles are also much appreciated.