Golfers Support Homeless and Others in Need

Golfers are "chipping in" to support homeless men and others in need at the 31st Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas.

On Monday, May 14, 2012, more than 150 golfers will enjoy a lunch, golf tournament, dinner reception and awards ceremony at Lake Quivira Country Club in Lake Quivira, Kans. Proceeds from this tournament will support Catholic Charities' programs and services that benefit more than 85,000 people of all faiths in need annually.

Golfers will also raise funds to support renovations at Shalom House, Catholic Charities' homeless men's shelter in Wyandotte County, which welcomes 25 men daily. Register or learn how to support the tournament at

One individual entry fee could provide a year's worth of over-the-counter medication and first-aid supplies to the approximately 200 men who stay at Shalom House annually. One Supporter Sponsorship could help provide a year's worth of bathroom and kitchen cleaning supplies to support a safe, dignified environment for Shalom House's guests.

About Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Founded in 1956, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is a nonprofit health and human services agency that assists annually more than 85,000 people of all faiths. Catholic Charities serves 21 counties in northeast Kansas with service site locations in Emporia, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe and Topeka. The goal is to offer help and hope and to move the families from a situation of poverty and anxiety to one of self-sufficiency and stability. Catholic Charities provides a wide range of programs including: Family Stabilization, Family Strengthening and Healthcare. Catholic Charities is a United Way Member Agency.