Diocesan News

Bishop’s Golf Classic Redo Tees Off Today to Support Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School

MANHASSET, N.Y. — After taking a mulligan due to inclement weather last month, the much-anticipated 27th Bishop’s Golf Classic is set to take place Monday, August 22, and is sure to be a round to remember.

Last month’s outing was canceled halfway through the event after severe thunderstorms rolled through the area. Two trees were struck by lightning and burst into flames and the storm caused a power outage at the club, which also saw a small fire break out in the kitchen.

So today, friends and faithful are teeing it up again at North Hills Country Club for the annual golf classic to raise funds and awareness for charities that support the mission of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

This year’s beneficiary is Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, which partners with families to “educate deserving young people from underserved communities to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service.”

Over the past 26 years, the Bishop’s Golf Classic has raised more than $1.7 million.

Bishop Emeritus Nicholas DiMarzio is this year’s clerical honoree, and Robert B. Catell, the former chairman and chief executive officer of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, is the lay honoree.

Catell also serves as chairman of the board of Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School.

North Hills Country Club, located in Manhasset, New York, was designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1961. The day’s festivities include breakfast, a round of golf, and lunch, followed by a cocktail hour, dinner, and an awards presentation at the golf club. Currents News anchor Christine Persichette will host the event.