After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 issues, Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s annual golf tournament will return on May 7, with a new look and name, but the same commitment to helping people. elderly in need.
The event is now called “Golfin’ for Good Sam”, a reference to the tournament’s continued support of PMMA’s Good Samaritan program, a program that provides financial support to seniors at the local Presbyterian mansion who have, through no fault of their hand, outlived their financial resources. .
In addition to the new name, this year’s tournament will also feature a new course courtesy of first-year host Winfield Country Club. Despite the new name and venue, tournament organizers see this year’s event as a continuation of a long community tradition.
“This tournament has such a rich history and tradition. We aim to continue this tradition for many years to come, knowing that the lives of so many residents are helped from one day on the course,” said Sarah Griggs, Executive Director.
One of the traditions that will continue as part of this year’s event will be the Karl Faidley Memorial Golf Ball Toss. It is not necessary to be a golfer to participate in this event. During the tournament, purchased opportunities will be removed from a bucket above in hopes that theirs lands closest to the hole to win a prize.
The fundraiser is named in memory of Karl Faidley, husband of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor resident Dorothy Faidley, and longtime volunteer and supporter of the golf tournament.
More information about the tournament and online registration will be announced shortly.