It was another magnificent day for the Christ Our King and Savior (COKAS) Catholic Church 13th annual COKAS CUP Tournament on October 26th at Harbor Club. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the teams teed off for a 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. shot gun start. PJ’s Coffee provided complimentary coffee and beignets and Chick-fil-A provided the lunch.
Winners of the men’s team Silver Moon with Greg Hawkins, Joe Aiello and Chuck Little. The winning women’s team consisted of Dottie Farmer, Tami Stowe, Karla Valdez and Laurie Cecco.
Ladies Longest Drive went to Karla Valdez and the Men’s Longest Drive went to Rick Geison. Ladies Closest to the Pin was Helen Aiken and Men’s Closest to the Pin was Jack LaBelle. Winners of the COKAS cash raffle were: $1,000 to David Grippando, $500 to John Balestreire and $250 to Greta Farelli.
A special thanks to the Platinum Sponsors BankSouth, Silver Moon Restaurant, Glenview/Nabo Realty and Vitality Living – Madison. Gold Sponsor was Chick-fil-A of Lake Oconee and Silver Sponsors were Central Fabricators Inc., Bucky, Sara, Conor and Ryan Kahl and Ginny and Ralph Olson. Bronze sponsors included Barbara Callahan, Barbara and Mark Holihan, Crowe Marine, Publix, PJ’s Coffee, Amici Restaurant and Douglas W. Smith.
Finally, the Tournament committee would like to thank the entire COKAS parish for their support of the raffle again this year and all of the sponsors, golfers and volunteers for making this year’s tournament so successful. This year was especially challenging and we are thrilled that we were able raise funds will be distributed to the local community outreach programs in Greene, Putnam, and Hancock Counties. The charities include: Atlas Ministry Inc., Circle of Love Center, Pete Nance Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity of Greene and Putnam Counties, First Call Pregnancy Center, Ferst Readers for Greene, Putnam and Hancock Counties, Reynolds Veterans Association, Kingdom Kare, Project Linus and Purification Heritage Center. Over the last twelve years, this tournament has raised just over $355,500, all which has been given back to the local charities listed above and in our community.