Monday, September 12, 2011

Golf Tourney to benefit New Haven homeless shelter

The Orange Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is sponsoring its 15th Annual Paul Ode Memorial Golf Tournament on Oct. 3 at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, Orange.

The 18-hole event begin at 7:30 a.m. for registration and breakfast, organizers said.
The shotgun start begins at 8:30 a.m. and will feature a scramble format.
It will conclude with lunch and the distribution of raffle prizes.
A minimum of fifty percent of the funds raised will be given to support the work of Columbus House, a New Haven based charitable organization that has provided services for homeless adults throughout the region and beyond since 1981.
Columbus House programs include emergency shelters as well as transitional and permanent supportive housing combined with comprehensive case management services and street outreach, organizers said in a statement. To learn more about Columbus House, visit
The remainder of the money will be distributed to a variety of charities, organizers said.
Players will receive shirts, goody bags, prizes for various events like closest to the pin, longest drive, and a hole-in-one contest, breakfast, on-course refreshments, and lunch. Carts are included, as are team photos.

David Rubelmann is heading up the planning for the tournament. Cost will be $150 per golfer. There is a $50 discount for a student/parent golfing combo. Lunch is available to non-golfers for $25. A variety of sponsorships are available including Gold, Silver, Lunch, Breakfast and others. Tee sponsorships are only $100. All sponsorships are tax deductible.

Anyone interested in playing in the tournament, being a sponsor, or contributing prizes should call the church office at 203-795-9749.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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