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The 40th 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 of Northeast Kansas. Traditionally during the summer months, the number of individuals who use our food pantries increases by 27%. When you play in the Golf Classic, you are helping feed hungry families here in our community through our summer food initiatives!

Each hole on the course represents

5,000 meals

served this last year through our Catholic Charities Kids Summer Food Program.

Event Details

The 40th Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Golf Classic

May 10, 2021

Lake Quivira Country Club

Scheduled Tee-Time Format


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!

A Legacy of Love

Ben and Betty Zarda and Family

Dear friends,

Nearly 40 years ago, Ben Zarda teamed up with his brother, Tom, to host the first Golf Classic to benefit the work of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Since then, each May on the Monday after Mother’s Day, our family has hosted the Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic.

The mission behind the Golf Classic has always been to “raise funds
while having fun” as Ben would have said. This past year, we said
goodbye to both Ben and Betty. This event meant so much to them,
and we know they are smiling down on us on this very special
anniversary year.

As we prepare to celebrate this special milestone, our family would
like to invite you to join us in supporting this special day that means
so much to us – and to all of those served by Catholic Charities of
Northeast Kansas.

Thank you,
The Ben & Betty Zarda Family