Christ the King Seminary will host the tenth annual Rev. Merrick Bednar Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, May 31, at The Links at Ivy Ridge in Akron. On course contests during the tournament include a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the pin. A silent auction will also be held.
Father Bednar was a diocesan priest who passed away in 1997. Prior to his death, it was believed that he was the first heart transplant recipient to ever undergo bone marrow transplantation. His brother, Martial, wrote, “Father Merrick Bednar was an outstanding, inspiring, dedicated and beloved priest, and a great source of pride for his entire family. He made a difference in the countless number of lives he touched and became an inspiration to all who knew him. With his zest for life, a wonderful sense of humor, a true concern for others, and an unshakable faith, he seized each day and lived it to the fullest.”
All proceeds from the tournament benefit the education of future priests, deacons, and lay ministers at Christ the King Seminary.
To learn about sponsoring the tournament, to register for the event or for more information, contact Susan Burns at 847-8373.