By Joanna Puddister King
MADISON – With clear skies, twenty-three teams competed for the Catholic Foundation’s 40th annual Bishop’s Cup Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Lake Caroline.
The proceeds from this year’s tournament aided in raising funds for the Catholic Foundation Grant Trust. “This trust provides funding for grant projects throughout the diocese,” explained Catholic Foundation executive director, Rebecca Harris.
“Each year parishes, schools and other catholic ministries are invited to submit grant applications for projects that they help fund. The Catholic Foundation raises money throughout the year to help fund these grant projects.”
After a marvelous day of golf, teams gathered for an awards dinner and silent auction at the Mermaid Café. Awarded with the cherished Bishop’s Cup trophy this year were Chris Savell, Toliver McMullen, Ken Guthrie and Joseph Pressley, playing for the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle Jackson, and sponsored by Matthews, Cutrer and Lindsay, P.A. accounting firm based in Ridgeland. The second-place team was sponsored by WAPT and the third-place team was sponsored by BankFirst.
“The Bishop’s Cup committee began working on this tournament back in early July. They would like to thank all of the sponsors for helping to make the event such a success,” said Harris.
The 40th annual Bishop’s Cup was sponsored by: St. Dominic Health Services, Inc.; Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC; Citizens National Bank; Regions Bank; Rusty and Yvonne Haydel; BankFirst; BankPlus; Campus Dining; Capital Glass; Ken and Maetta Lefoldt; Matthews, Cutrer and Lindsay, P.A.; Mike and Diane Pumphrey; Old River Companies, Inc.; Raymond James; Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Canton; Allen and Maureen Scott; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Gluckstadt; Tico’s Steak House; Trustmark Bank; and WAPT. Special thanks to all of the hole sponsors, as well.