THE 2022 BISHOP’S INVITATIONAL BROKE THE RECORD FOR HIGHEST FUNDS RAISED IN TOURNAMENT HISTORY!
Thank you to our chairs, Tom and Sue Merkel, all of the donors, sponsors, players, volunteers, and to Christus Health for making this possible!
Tom and Sue Merkel
Since the inaugural golf tournament in 2011, the Bishop’s Invitational has raised $6.4 million to provide need-based tuition assistance for K-8th grade students attending Catholic Schools in the Dallas area.
Join us at the Four Seasons on September 19, 2022, for a four-person scramble, competing to win the Bishop’s Cup. With a 1:00 PM tee-time and two courses, TPC and Cottonwood Valley, this year’s tournament is bound to be un-fore-gettable!
This most prestigious award will be presented to the team competing from one of the many parishes within the Diocese of Dallas.
The 2022 Bishop’s Cup 1st Place Winners: St. Jude Chapel
Patrick Reyes | Mark Burkett | Luis Pena | Juan Bedolla
A Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and Environmental Leader in Golf Award winner, our 18-hole, par-70 championship course offers every golfer the opportunity to have amazing encounters with nature and wildlife all while enjoying the game.
As the exclusive golf course for members of Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club, Cottonwood Valley features Bermuda grass fairways, bentgrass greens and tee boxes, and strategically placed bunkers.
We are honored and humbled to lead this year’s Bishop’s Invitational Golf Tournament. The mission is noble and the task is nothing short of colossal given that there are so many in our Diocese that desire a Catholic school education. We all know that family formation and education are the keys to solving just about all our of society’s ills. And we know there are countless families within our Diocese that just can’t afford the Catholic education part of the equation. We invite all of you, our friends and our fellow Catholics, to help bring the many benefits (both academic and non-academic) of a Catholic education to more families within our Diocese. Thank you in advance for all your consideration. The children’s gratitude will last a lifetime!
Headquartered here in Dallas, we are very much a part of this community and are honored to take part in the Halo Invitational as the Title Sponsor. Helping to provide children with a quality Catholic education is a noble cause, but more than that we are helping young people go on to become part of a prestigious group of alumni. One day these young people will likely go on to become leaders in business, government or maybe even health care.
We believe that Catholic schools really focus on the whole person. They teach a sense of values and morals in addition to academics, because students are learning the importance of God in our lives. Part of our Foundation’s mission is providing equal opportunities for all children and advancing youth through education. Arriving at the tournament and talking with Catholic school students from all over the Diocese is a reminder of how very important the funds raised are to so many children, their families, and our entire Catholic community.
When we see an empty chair, it reminds us that there are too many empty seats in our 36 Catholic schools. While golfers and non-golfers passionate about Catholic education are filling 350 seats per year, there are 500 more to fill each year. – Please join us in giving a gift of a lifetime.
It is such a fantastic cause to raise money for those in need of help for their Catholic education. Not only was it a fun day, it was a fun day with a great cause. I wanted to share these thoughts in case anyone needs a little push to sign up. I hope to be there again this year.
There is no more noble cause than to provide children the finest education possible, and we believe that the Catholic education provided by our Catholic schools here in the Dallas Metroplex is unquestionably the BEST. The proceeds from the tournament impact this greatly, and we believe the Invitational should be admired and embraced by all in the Catholic Community of Dallas. Whether or not you are a golfer.
At St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School in West Dallas, we strive each day to build the Kingdom of Heaven by forming saints and scholars. More than 78% of our students receive some form of tuition assistance and that’s why we are so grateful for your kindness in donating funds for scholarships through the Halo Invitational. Without the generosity of donors like you, St. Mary of Carmel would not be able to serve nearly the number of students that we do, putting them on the path to College and Heaven.