Overview of this season’s charity outings
“Golf isn’t about scoring. It’s about who you play with.
Megan Sarkis and her family use this quote every year to promote the Jim Sarkis Memorial Golf Classic, a fundraiser for Door CANcer and other local charities.
But this slogan is relevant to many golfers at this time of year, as they gather their weekend foursomes, prepare for league games on the home course or make appointments to participate in fundraisers. funds for good causes.
A year ago, golf outings were barely reappearing in the county after a year-long hiatus for pandemic protocols. Charity outings are back in force this year, however.
Here are a few we’ve found so far:
Sunday May 22 — Gibraltar Booster Club/Ephraim Men’s Club 9-Hole Golf Scramble, 11 a.m. tee time, Peninsula State Park Golf Course. The donation is $80 per player ($70 for Peninsula members, $60 for Gibraltar students). It’s for teams of four players, with pricing for men’s, women’s, mixed teams, and more. Forms and information available at the Peninsula Clubhouse.
tuesday june 14 — 13and Boys and Girls Club of Door County Celebrity Golf Outing Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. In addition to community members, former Green Bay Packers flock to this outing. The fundraiser and this cause are attracting overwhelming support from businesses in northeast Wisconsin, ranging from Jim Olson Motors to Portside Builders, including Portside retiree Fran Shefchik.
Celebrities entered include Jerry Kramer, Mark Tauscher, Paul Coffman, Harry Sydney III, Dave Robinson, Bart Starr Jr., Chris Jacke and Don Warren.
“It’s a big event. It’s our main fundraiser,” Shefchik said. “It really helps us provide the services we provide for children here in Door County.”
These programs include an on-site and Crossroads summer camp and after-school programs, helping boys and girls with homework, socializing, and playing sports and games in the gymnasium and indoor grass recreation room synthetic. The club also offers dinners three or four nights a week and sends backpacks with food home with children in need. The club also has counselors with a background in psychology to watch for warning signs and problems. Shefchik said the counselors do a great job of noticing issues, problems, or struggles kids have, and they do a great job of making those “kids feel good about themselves.”
Shefchik said there was only room for two more foursomes as of May 12, but many $75 dinner tickets remained available. To register, call the Boys and Girls Club at (920) 818-1046.
Monday, June 20 – Door County Charities Annual Jim Sarkis Memorial Golf Classic at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. Proceeds benefit Door CANcer and other local charities. For more information, call (920) 493-87778 or (920) 888-0779. Registration at 9 a.m.
Monday, June 20 — Tavern League outing, $250 per team, registration at 10 a.m. Forms available at Idlewild.
Saturday July 9 — Aloha Scramble, 8 a.m. Inquire at Idlewild.
Monday July 25 — 20and annual Golf by the Bay fundraiser for Door Y County, which offers programs in Door and Kewaunee counties. The one-day YMCA event is a 36-hole course for four to eight golfers per team, with tee times available in the morning or afternoon. Call 920.743.4949 to participate, sponsor or volunteer. Some quartets play all 36, some only play in the morning, and others bring in replacements. The Y didn’t start promoting this year’s event until mid-May, but the ability to play all day at the exclusive club usually translates to a full field by late June. The price, at $1,000 per team for the full day and $600 for half, might seem high. However, tee times at world-class courses often cost $160 or more, and that fee doesn’t come with food, prizes, or a chance to play for a cause. The giveaway also covers all matches on the course (such as mulligans closest to the pin and benchmark mulligans).
To register, call Megan Schneider at the Fish Creek Y location, (920) 868-3660.
The Y event raises approximately $40,000 annually and helps subsidize memberships and access to YMCA programs that many families and youth could not otherwise afford. Only a few of the Y’s contributions to the community include summer day programs and serving 105,000 meals for children and seniors in 2021, about 180 a day during the school year and about 600 a day. in the summer, said fundraising director Alyssa Dantoin.
Saturday July 30 – Released from Door County Community Child Development Center, Idlewild. Forms available at Idlewild. Watch for details on the local daycare’s Facebook page or call (920) 818-0877.
Sunday October 2 – Eighth Annual Little Eddie Big Cup, Peninsula State Park. Started by late golf buddies Ed Strege, Ivan Bridenhagen and James Larsen, it’s always the Sunday before Columbus Day weekend. The tournament benefits the Mental Health Awareness Fund, a component of the Door County Community Foundation, which promotes mental health awareness, education and provides mental health care. Also, people can donate to the Ed Strege Memorial Fund. Learn more about [email protected] or the peninsula.
Looking to play the Nor-Dor league?
Many leagues have already started the season and had spots filled even before some courses opened.
However, the popular Nor-Dor Men’s Golf League welcomes newcomers and all returning players to the weekly nine-hole match play event at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course. League play begins May 25. It’s a tee shot every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Alternates can sign up to substitute, league operator Mike Novotny said at 920.421.2929 or [email protected] The fee for the full year is $45.