Croquet Classic is ready to roll
Annual tournament set for April 30 at LSUS, with luncheon
and silent auction at East Ridge Country Club
For release: April 20, 2011
Community Renewal International Croquet Classic
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Where: LSUS, with lunch and silent auction at East Ridge Country Club
What: Croquet tournament, luncheon, silent auction
How much: $22 for luncheon
Community Renewal expects to have 32 teams playing this Saturday at its annual Croquet Classic fundraiser.
The Croquet Classic, one of CRI’s primary fundraising events of the year, takes place on the lawns of the LSUS campus in Southeast Shreveport. Play begins at 9 a.m. The noon lunch and silent auction will be indoors at East Ridge Country Club, which is also the site of the championship round of the croquet tournament.
“The money raised through this tournament, luncheon and silent auction has a profound impact right here in our local community,” said Karen Baker, chairman of the 2011 Croquet Classic.
“It is through support like this that Community Renewal is able to successfully implement programs targeted toward rebuilding hope and restoring caring communities.”
“I grew up playing croquet and I think there is no better cause to support than Community Renewal and nothing more fun than croquet,” said Bonnie Dubin, president of the Women of Community Renewal.
The silent auction will feature many exciting items, including golf packages, gift certificates at some of Shreveport’s favorite restaurants, tennis lessons, season tickets to the Shreveport Opera, Independence Bowl tickets, autographed Brooks & Dunn merchandise, original oil paintings and much more.
There is also a raffle for a beautiful set of Judith Ripka sterling silver and 18kt yellow gold heart clip-on with pink crystals and brilliant-cut diamonds donated by Sid Potts. Raffle tickets are $5 each and may be purchased now at the Community Renewal office. Call 318-425-3222 for more information.
A fun event for all skill levels, the Croquet Classic offers many avenues for support. Registration to play is $250 for a two-person team, including the gourmet meal. Players are asked to come dressed in white, a croquet tradition. Spectators are welcome to watch, free of charge.
Admission for the luncheon at East Ridge Country Club is $22, which includes the meal and the chance to place bids at the silent auction.
Honorary co-chairs for this year’s Croquet Classic are father-and-son Tom and Anthony Carmody.
For more information, call Community Renewal at (318) 425-3222.
Community Renewal International is a nonprofit effort to restore safe and healthy communities through caring relationships. Founded in 1994, Community Renewal reaches at-risk youth through Friendship Houses built in impoverished neighborhoods, strengthens education through the Adult Renewal Academy, partners with The Fuller Center for Housing and connects caring partners who turn their neighborhoods into safe havens of friendship and support.
Contact: David Westerfield, director of communications