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 2, 2015, at The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base.
In 1985, the first Carmody Open was held to benefit fatherless boys at Gonzaga. 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 30 years they have supported this effort to help more than 70 fatherless 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 Gonzaga Alumni Association that, this tournament will continue to be a Gonzaga event like the annual Alumni Smoker, 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 30 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 Byron T. Harper '84 at 202-336-7187.