Golfing for the homeless - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Entertainment

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Golfing for the homeless

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 12:00 am

Ahwatukee Foothills sports bar A-Town Tavern and Eatery is hosting a charity golf tournament this Sunday to benefit St. Vincent de Paul society in Phoenix.

The four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 at Club West Golf Course in Ahwatukee Foothills.

Tavern employees have a history of volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul, an international nonprofit that aids the homeless and working poor, and were looking for another way to benefit the organization.

As a restaurant, A-Town partnered with other local eateries in December 2008 to benefit the “Adopt a Family” through St. Vincent de Paul. The group raised money, donated food and presents, and delivered the items for the holiday season.

“I like that a majority of the money goes to the people in need,” said A-Town co-owner Jamie Bethune. “They don’t spend a lot on advertising and overhead. You know the money that’s given to them is going to help people.”

Bethune and co-owner Alan Orton have been planning the tournament for about three months, and all proceeds will benefit St. Vincent de Paul programs, which provide medical and dental aid, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a housing shelter and other assistance for those in need.

Entry fees are $100 per person, and include range balls, two drink tickets, a buffet at A-Town following the tournament, and prizes for several contests, including highest score and ugliest golf apparel.

Mulligans can be purchased for $5 or five canned goods.

Hole sponsoring is available for $75.

A-Town plans to make the tournament an annual event, but because it’s in its first year, they did not set a fundraising goal.

“We’re just trying to get the word out, and raise as much as possible,” Bethune said.

In addition to monetary donations, A-Town is also accepting donations of blankets, toys and books for St. Vincent de Paul’s dining room.

The charity’s goal is that every child who visits is able to leave with a new book or gift. Participants can bring donations to the tournament or to A-Town Tavern and Eatery, located at 3820 E. Ray Road.

There was no deadline for registration, but about half of the 144 spots available were filled as of mid-week.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to call A-Town at (480) 706-1518, or visit the tavern’s Web site, www.atowntavernandeatery.com.

 

Kathleen Gormley is interning this semester for the Ahwatukee Foothills News. She is a sophomore at Arizona State University.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Odysea in the Desert: Behind-the-scenes tour of Odysea Aquarium, 10 things not to miss

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - For the last several months, construction crews have been building what appears to be an amusement park of sorts, off the Loo…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 12:51 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/entertainment/events/odysea-i…

Trump's campaign CEO once ran a climate change research center. Really.

Long before Stephen Bannon was CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, he held a much different job—as the acting director of Biosphere 2…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 12:20 pm @ http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/stephe…

Trump’s Campaign Chief Was Once Hired to Manage a Bio-Dome. It Went Worse Than the Movie Bio-Dome.

Steve Bannon does not, at this point, seem to have been a good hire for Donald Trump's campaign. It has emerged that he was charged with domes…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 12:18 pm @ http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/08/26/…

Dog-Friendly Places in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Dine with your dog on the patio at any of O.H.S.O.'s three Valley locations. (Courtesy O.H.S.O. Brewery) If you've traveled to town with your …

Published: August 26, 2016 - 12:21 pm @ http://www.wheretraveler.com/phoenix-scottsdale/do…

Before Breitbart, before Trump, Bannon bullied people in Biosphere 2

The Breitbart chief and Trump campaign CEO's sexist bullying was evident in the early days of Biosphere 2 in Arizona, then a quasi “space colo…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 12:17 pm @ http://boingboing.net/2016/08/26/before-breitbart-…

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 26, 2016)

Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise) open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 12:01 pm @ http://www.indiewire.com/2016/08/movies-opening-au…

17 Best U.S. Cities for Dogs

May is National Pet Month so for all the urban dog people out there in search of a home, we’ve compiled this list of the best cities in Americ…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 11:50 am @ http://blog.estately.com/2013/05/17-best-u-s-citie…

850 Illegal Aliens Who Died Crossing Border Lie Unidentified In Tucson Morgue

0 Comments Infidel Ali They’re dying because we have no wall and don’t enforce our immigration laws, and you’re paying for all this. Excerpted…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 11:50 am @ http://www.patdollard.com/850-illegal-aliens-who-d…

FBI: 'Goldeneye bandit' robs two Valley banks

PHOENIX - The FBI is looking for the public's help in identifying a bank robber who targeted two Valley banks in the last week. The "Goldeneye…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 10:49 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/nor…

FLASHBACK: Arizona Rattlers beat Kurt Warner, Iowa Barnstormers in 1997 ArenaBowl

The Arizona Rattlers will look for their sixth ArenaBowl championship Friday night when they host the Philadelphia Soul at Gila River Arena in…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 10:19 am @ http://www.abc15.com/sports/sports-blogs-local/fla…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…