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

Date: August 24, 2020
11:00 am: Lunch and Registration
Noon: Shotgun Start

Join us for a celebration dinner immediately following play! (Sponsors, spouses, and guests invited)

*In light of COVID-19, the event has been rescheduled from the original May date. Contact with questions. Thank you!

The 39th Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

Benefiting Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

August 24, 2020

Lake Quivira Country Club

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.

In Loving Memory

A Lifelong Legacy

Betty Zarda

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 since its start in 1981. In August 2019, Betty passed away. Her giving and generous spirit lives on through her family and this event, which raises funds to help feed families in need.

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


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!

Thank you to our sponsors for last year’s 38th Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic:

Presenting Sponsor


Underwriting Sponsors

Ad Astra Information Systems

Excel Constructors

Loretto Foundation

McAnany Construction and Mel & Pat McAnany

Leo E. Rieke, Sr.

Sioux Chief Manufacturing

Benefactor Sponsors

 Board of Public Utilities of Kansas City, Kansas

Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas

Coldwell Banker Regan Realtors

Country Club Bank and Karen & Craig Gaffney

Delta Innovative Services, Inc.

Donohoe & Associates, Inc.

Fred Pflumm Plumbing Co., Inc.

Go Chicken Go, Inc.


McGilley Memorial Chapels

MHC Kenworth – Olathe

Pomp’s Tire Service

Prosser Wilbert Construction, Inc.

Straub Construction Company

Thomas McGee Group

Truss, LLC

Villa St. Francis

Heavenly Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew F. Banker

Carter Glass

Catholic Mutual Group

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Ciocca

Mr. & Mrs. Randy K. Huber

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph A. Lewis

McCownGordon Construction, LLC

Mitchell Capital Management Co.

Rieke Construction, Inc.
in memory of Vince & Eileen Rieke

Fund-a-Need Supporters

Abbey-Simons Co.

Bank of Labor

Broker Source

Mr. Warren D. Cawley

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Connealy

Constance M. Cooper Foundation

Creative Printing Co., Inc.

Jeanne and Charlie Haake

Hollis + Miller Architects

John J. Sullivan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Mr. & Mrs. Mel Lavery

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Link

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Merwald

Jack A. Newman, Jr.

Providence Medical Center

Mr. & Mrs. Greg P. Reintjes

Mr. & Mrs. Colby L. Rieke

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Roach

Dr. & Mrs. Randy Sheridan

Mr. & Mrs. Steven W. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Ken L. Williams

Ms. Leigh A. Zarda