Golfers have been asking, “When is the Bishops’ Cup returning?” After five years, it’s back and coming May 10 to Turf Valley Resort.
Much of the tournament is coming back in its original form, but our returning golfers will notice a few changes.
The Bishops’ Cup is still played for a designated beneficiary, and for bragging rights. This year all proceeds will be used to fund Hurricane Maria Rebuilding in our companion Diocese of Puerto Rico. Funds raised through the tournament will help purchase building supplies, help fund mission trips, and go to support our brothers and sisters who survived the devastating storm that made landfall on Sept. 20, 2017.
Rebuilding the island and the lives of those who survived will take millions of dollars and years of work. Our diocese is committed to helping rebuild Puerto Rico, working hand-in-hand with our companion diocese. The proceeds from this year’s Bishops’ Cup will be part of our contribution.
New this year is the tournament’s location and style. Thursday, May 10, is the day before the opening of Diocesan Convention at Turf Valley Resort on the Hialeah golf course. Holding the Bishops’ Cup Open there seems natural.
Golfers will have a choice of tee times from 1:04 – 2:16 PM. Play will still be Captain’s Choice and the top three winning foursomes will be awarded prizes. The winning team will also have the honor of displaying the Bishops’ Cup trophy for the next year.
Cost to play:
$125 per single golfer
$475 per foursome
Bishop’s Cup sponsorship opportunities for dinner, beverage carts and holes are available. Contact Sharon Tillman, Bishops’ Cup coordinator, 410-554-6383, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t want to golf, but still want to help? Donate to Rebuild Puerto Rico here.
Competition Fuels Fundraising
As with many golf tournaments, competition and bragging rights bring out the best in the golfers, but it is the ministries they are playing for that fuel the fundraising. Each year the winner of the tournament is presented with the Bishops’ Cup – a silver loving cup trophy to display for that year at their church or office. The winning foursome brings the cup back to compete for another year with it or to relinquish it to another group. A plaque with the winners’ names hangs in the bishops’ office at the Diocesan Center.
No matter who wins the trophy, the ministries are the true winners. All proceeds from the tournament are presented to the beneficiary for that year – a gift from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
- 2013 Camp Amazing Grace and Rainbow Camp
- 2012 Baltimore International Seafarer’s Center
- 2011 Harford Family House
- 2010 The Bishops’ Annual Appeal for Ministry
- 2009 Dr. Bob’s Place