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Tee off at first annual Paulist Open Golf Weekend

August 03, 2009 - 3:03 PDT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AUGUST 3, 2009) - Shelton Thibodeaux and James G. Rowe III, owners of RE/MAX Horseshoe Bay Resort Sales, are proud to sponsor the first annual Paulist Open Golf Weekend. The event will be held Nov. 6-7, 2009, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. The golf event will be held at Ram Rock Golf Course, which is one of the most challenging courses in Texas.

"This golf tournament is a good stop," said Father Robert Scott, C.S.P., who recently retired as pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Chapel in Horseshoe Bay. Father Ruben Patińo, C.S.P., has taken over as shepherd of the parish.

"We are excited to be a Paulist foundation hosting a national effort," said Father Patińo. It is an opportunity for us as a community to venture in to other areas and make new friends, to have people get to know the Paulists."

The festive weekend will begin on Friday, Nov. 6 with a barbecue and cocktail party in the evening. Participants arriving earlier may test out the driving range, putting green, miniature golf or other activities available throughout the evening. On-site registration is available this evening only.

Saturday, November 7 begins a full day of golf. starting with a putting contest in the early morning. The scramble-style golf event officially gets under way with a 10 a.m. shotgun start after shuttle service from the hotel to Ram Rock Golf Course. Ram Rock is a par 71 course rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest and named one of the best courses in Texas by GolfWeek. Participants can form their own teams of four upon registration or be placed with a team. Box lunches and a mercy cart with food and drinks will be delivered to players on the course. Prizes and awards will be given, and there will be a hole-in-one competition.

Non-golfers may enjoy the many amenities of the Marriott Horseshoe Bay Resort, including tennis, full-service spa and fitness facilities, pools, nine restaurants, water sports on beautiful Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, and nearby shopping.

The event will conclude with a banquet and awards dinner at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club. Participants may check out of the Marriott at Horseshoe Bay Resort on Sunday, November 8.

"We hope to establish a fun, annual fundraiser that increases awareness of how the Paulists have affected the lives of so many, not only in Texas, but around the world" said Adam Dawkins, executive director of financial development for the Paulist Fathers. "We hope people from across the country will join us in beautiful Horseshoe Bay for a wonderful weekend of golf and fellowship, all to benefit the Paulists' mission of evangelization, reconciliation, ecumenism, and inter-religious dialogue."

The Paulist Fathers founded St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Horseshoe Bay more than 30 years ago, and continue to serve the community today. Participants are invited to Mass at St. Paul's in Horseshoe Bay on Sunday following the tournament. To register, log on to www.paulist.org/golf.

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Paulist Fathers
http://www.paulist.org/golf
DC, 20017 US
Stefani Manowski - media director, 410 375-2005

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