Help Drive Out Hunger in Our Community

In the last several years, the Golf Classic’s Fund-A-Need has successfully supported Catholic Charities’ summer food initiatives. Typically, donations are down nearly 50% during those months, yet the need increases by 27% as kids are home for break.

This year the circumstances are different, and the need for food is even greater.

Due to COVID-19, many businesses have closed their doors, and many jobs have been lost. As more and more families are facing financial hardships, they are turning to Catholic Charities for help. Your support of the Golf Classic will help the agency continue to serve families in need.

Join us in overcoming this Summer Food Drought, while enjoying a great game of golf, a raffle, lunch, and more! 

Event Details

The 39th Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Golf Classic took place on August 24, 2020. Thank you for your support in making this event a success!

The 39th Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

Benefiting Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

August 24, 2020

Lake Quivira Country Club

In Loving Memory

A Lifelong Legacy

Ben and Betty Zarda

Catholic Charities is grateful for the tireless support from the founding sponsors of the Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic. The event has raised more than $3 million for Catholic Charities since its start in 1981.

In the last year, we said goodbye to both Ben and Betty. Their generous and giving spirit, however, lives on through the Golf Classic as their family continues their legacy of raising funds to feed families in need.

Cover Image - Food Assistance Video
Kids Summer Food Program - tile image

Fund-A-Need

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!

Presenting Sponsor

Loretto Foundation, LLC

Underwriting Sponsors

Delta Innovative Services, Inc.

Excel Constructors, Inc.

McAnany Construction
and Mel and Pat McAnany

Leo and Helen Rieke

Sioux Chief Manufacturing

Benefactor Sponsors

Ad Astra Information Systems

Bank of Labor

Board of Public Utilities of Kansas City, Kansas

Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas

Coldwell Banker Regan Realtors

Country Club Bank

Donohoe & Associates, Inc.

Go Chicken Go

INTRUST Bank

Kaw Roofing & Sheet Metal

Northwestern Mutual Financial

Network MMC Corp

Straub Construction Co., Inc.

The Robert E. Miller Group

Thomas McGee, L.C. Truss, LLC

Villa St. Francis

Heavenly Sponsors

Kristin and Andy Banker

Bickimer Homes

Bob Carter

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas G. Ciocca

McCownGordon Construction, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Newell

Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Smith

Fund-a-Need Supporters

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Link

Constance M. Cooper Foundation

John J. Sullivan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Ben and Betty Zarda Family

Kissick Construction Co., Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Lewis

Dr. and Mrs. Randy Sheridan

Mr. and Mrs. Ken L. Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Merwald

Abbey-Simons Co.

The Hollis + Miller Architects

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lavery

Mr. L. Spencer Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Colby L. Rieke

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Trum

Sponsorship Levels

All players, regardless of sponsorship level, receive lunch, gifts, golf, and an invitation to dinner for themselves and guests.

Accordion Content
  • Golf event for 8 players
  • Recognition on all event signage, program, and at selected tees
  • Exclusive recognition in our May eNewsletter 
  • Recognition on social media with an audience of over 165,000
  • On-air mention during live 810 AM broadcast during tournament
  • Opportunity to add branded item to player swag bag
  • Golf event for 4 players
  • Recognition on all event signage, program, and at selected tees
  • Prominent recognition on golf carts
  • Recognition on all social media channels reaching an audience of over 165,000
  • On-air mention during live 810 AM broadcast at least once
  • Opportunity to add branded item to player swag bag
  • Golf event for 4 players
  • Recognition on event signage and event program
  • Prominent recognition at lunch

Sponsor 1 clergy member or religious brother or sister to golf. We’ll even feed them lunch and dinner! Recognition for you or your company in the event program.
Note: There is no requirement to provide a player name for the Heavenly Sponsor category. 

Individual, 1 registrant allowed, price $500

*Please note that Donor Advised Funds cannot be accepted to purchase sponsorships or tickets that include goods or services.