Oct 102013

DAVENPORT – This year’s Father Ken Martin Golf Outing and Dinner raised more than $14,000 for the Assumption Foundation for K-12 Catholic Schools. More than 100 people played in the golf event Aug. 28 at Emeis Golf Course, and they joined supporters at a dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
This event began in 1988 after the death of Father Kenneth Martin, a priest of the Diocese of Davenport, an avid golfer and a supporter of Catholic schools.  He left a bequest of $1,000 in his will for his “golfing buddies,” who created the fundraiser in his memory. To date, nearly $300,000 has been raised.  Currently the special fund provides emergency partial tuition grants to families with children attending any one of the five Catholic schools in Scott County.
Parents facing crises that may result in them withdrawing children from Catholic schools can apply for the grants through their pastor or school principal.
The 2014 Fr. Ken Martin Golf Outing & Dinner will be Aug. 27. For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, call Jim or Diane Tiedje at (563) 391-2820.

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