Kevin Carmody Open Golf Tournament to Benefit Fatherless Boys at Gonzaga

This year the Gonzaga Alumni Association’s Kevin Carmody Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament to benefit fatherless boys (Carmody Open) will be held on Friday October 3, 2014, at The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base. A few of the tournament registration details have been improved and enhanced.

In 1985, the first Carmody Open was held to benefit fatherless boys at Gonzaga. Over the years, more than 60 fatherless boys have benefitted from the scholarship fund. The need for assistance has not dwindled; rather, it has grown not only in terms of the number of boys that need your help, but also in the amount of funds required.

Carmody Open organizers, volunteers, golfers, and sponsors embody the Jesuit tradition of “Men for Others.” For more than 25 years they have supported this effort to help boys at Gonzaga receive a values-oriented, college preparatory education. As a result of their efforts, the scholarship fund principal has grown each year for the past quarter-century.

It is the intention of the Alumni Association that, like the annual Alumni Smoker, this tournament will continue to be a Gonzaga event that people mark annually on their calendars.

Over the years, the Gonzaga Alumni Association had expanded the reach of the tournament. Kevin Carmody ’62 will always be honored and remembered each year, but in the recent past, other graduates of Gonzaga who died too young have also been recognized. The scholarships in the names of Jim Ronan ’83, Keith-Sean Lindsay ’84, Patrick McCarthy ’94, and Christian Myler ’95 have received funding through the Carmody Open.

   Please make your plans today – call your buddies and get a foursome together. We also encourage you to take advantage of the program advertising and event sponsorship opportunities.

    After 28 years, the mission of the Carmody Open remains unchanged – an affordable day of golf with good fun, food, and fellowship among friends (old and new) to benefit fatherless boys at Gonzaga. If you have any questions, please call Connor McCarthy '02 at 202-336-7179.



          Photography courtesy of Pat Flaherty

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