The 41st Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

Since 1981, The Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic has truly been a labor of love, raising more than $3 million for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. Each year, the Fund-A-Need helps provide food assistance for families during the summer months, when donations are often low. Families who rely on free or reduced-cost lunches throughout the school year to help feed their children turn to Catholic Charities’ food pantries and monthly mass food distributions. 

When you play in the Golf Classic, you are helping feed hungry families here in our community!

The Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Golf Classic benefits our food assistance initiatives, including the Kids Summer Food Program which distributed

84,111 meals

during the summer of 2021.

Event Details

The 41st Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Golf Classic

May 9, 2022

Lake Quivira Country Club

Scheduled Tee-Time Format

Fund-A-Need: Playing with Purpose

Summer Food Drought

At a time when families need us most, our pantry shelves are growing empty, your donation can help Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas feed families in need this summer!

Stay and Sip

Join us on the patio after play for Happy Hour!

Enjoy snacks and drinks, time with friends, and beautiful views over the lake. Happy Hour begins at 1 pm on the patio behind the clubhouse. 

A Legacy of Love

Ben and Betty Zarda and Family

Last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic. This incredible milestone was made possible by the hundreds of Golf Classic sponsors over the past four decades. The best part is our golf tournament’s impact on the community. Funds raised have helped provide food assistance to thousands of families served by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. 

The mission behind this event continues to be to “raise funds while having fun,” as Ben would have said. His and Betty’s legacies live firmly through this event and through our family, who is committed to continuing this annual tradition. 

We invite you to join us as we kick off the next 40 years of the Golf Classic at the beautiful Lake Quivira Country Club on Monday, May 9, 2022. Your generous support provides not only help, but hope to those in need.