The Kendallville Open is more than just the premier amateur tournament in Northeast Indiana for Hyper Elite ™ golfers, where players seek to raise the RDGC Cup over their heads or slip the Bixler Blazer in front of their adoring fans. As our field grows as does our ability to make a positive impact on the community that has been such a gracious host to us. Realizing this, we have begun to identify causes that align with our mission to be recipients of a gracious donation at tournaments end.
In 2016, thanks to the generous contributions of our participants, we were able to make sizable donation to the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, whose goal is to create a voice for the youth of Noble County and involve the youth in the community to better their leadership skills. Through the support of the mayor and our community, the MYAC has the opportunity to raise money for projects that connect all and help make the community a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. We were presented with a proclamation from Mayor Handshoe and the City of Kendallville for efforts in the community.
Seeing firsthand how we can make a difference, this year we have identified the East Noble High School Boys Golf Team as our sole benefactor and hope to make a donation that will provide equipment and or apparel. Knowing firsthand the impact youth golf programs can have on fostering and cultivating Hyper-Elite™ golfers to the semi-pro and professional ranks (see our field) we hope to give them all of the tools so that one day perhaps they could join us as we battle the treacherous 14th at Cobblestone or dare to flirt with an approach on the 6th at Noble Hawk.
The Kendallville Open is built on a foundation of strong partnerships with internationally-recognized community organizations, which continue to positively impact lives around the world. Business partners have joined The Kendallville Open in a joint effort to support projects and activities that enhance the world we live in. These strategically aligned partnerships provide the Kendallville Open and its players with ample opportunity to address a variety of social issues. Learn more about our community partners and how you can get involved with their efforts today!