Charity Challenge

Monsignor Reynolds Charity Challenge – May 10, 2021

The Men of Saint Brigid plans to host the 22nd annual Monsignor Reynolds Charity Challenge on Monday, May 10 at the Country Club of Roswell.  The Early Bird registration process for Golf and Tennis renewals begins on January 11.  Registrations for new golfers and tennis players will begin on Monday, February 8, subject to availability.

It Takes a Parish

We feel so blessed to be able to host this event in 2021.  The money raised will go to the ministries and charities we support.  Their work never takes a break and the funds raised are always put to great use by the loyal and caring volunteers.  Thank you for being part of the Saint Brigid Catholic Church community.  “IT TAKES A PARISH!”

All Day – Be Smart + Stay Apart

The 22nd Annual Monsignor Reynolds Charity Challenge (MRCC) is scheduled for Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Country Club of Roswell.  We made many adjustments to the event to create social distancing and provide a safe environment for you to enjoy the day.  Please be sure to read everything below.

All Day – Event Schedule

  • 9:00 am – Mass at Saint Brigid
  • 10:00 am – Golf Registration and Golf Range Open
  • 11:00 am – Marlow’s serves burgers and chicken sandwiches
  • 11:45 am – Opening Prayer by Father Neil Herlihy
  • 11:50 am – Carts roll to assigned golf holes
  • 12:00 noon – Golf Shotgun Start
  • 2:00 pm – Tennis Registration opens
  • 2:00 pm – Pickleball Clinic (beginners)
  • 3:00 pm – Tennis & Pickleball begin
  • 5:00 pm – Après Wine Tasting begins
  • 5:30 pm – Food Stations open (Dine-In or Take-Out)
  • 6:30 pm – Putting Playoff
  • 7:30 pm – Event concludes

Arrival – Temperature Scans

When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle and follow the directions of volunteers.  Our sponsor, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, will administer mandatory temperature scans.  If all passengers in your vehicle pass, then you simply advance to the Bag Drop area and then the parking lot.  If someone tests above normal, stay in your vehicle then MRCC volunteers will discuss refund options with you.

Arrival — Swag Bags by Lily’s Pharmacy

SWAG stands for “Stuff We All Get”. Thanks to Lily’s and several sponsors, all Golfers, Tennis Players, and Pickleball Players will receive a free swag bag. For Golfers, the bags will be placed on carts. For Tennis and Pickleball Players, the bags are at the courts.

Clubhouse – Locker Rooms Open

Men’s and Women’s locker facilities are available before and after athletic activities.

Clubhouse – Masks a Must Inside

While inside the clubhouse, we are asking everyone to keep social distance and to wear a mask.  Spend as much time outside as possible and save the hugs and handshakes for next year.

Clubhouse – Registration Options

Golfers are encouraged to pre-purchase “Mulligan” packages online.  Likewise, Tennis players are encouraged to pre-purchase “Add-In” packages ahead of time.  Pickleball players can buy a “Rally” package in advance.  Doing so will limit interaction at the Registration desk and expedite the process.

Evening – Dine-In or Take-Out

There will be multiple food stations throughout the clubhouse with “fork-friendly” options. You may Dine-in or Take-Out, boxes, and supplies will be available.

Evening – DJ & Video Boards

DJ Dan-o will update the crowd on Golf, Tennis, and Pickleball results, make announcements and crank tunes.  Video boards in the ballroom will scroll messages and display sponsor recognition.

Evening – Tickets for Food + Fun, etc.

A very limited supply of Evening tickets is available due to social distance guidelines.  Buyers may participate in the Wine Tasting, Food Stations, and Evening Activities beginning at 5 pm.

Evening – Putting Playoff – 6:30 pm

Get outside and enjoy evening activities.  The 6:30 pm start time is approximate based on the pace of play for 18-hole golf

  • The top 6 finishers in the Putting competition will have another chance to compete for a prize on the practice green.
  • All are welcome to “jeer” them on!

Evening – Social Distance Seating

For your safety, tables and seating will be available throughout the entire clubhouse, both indoors and outside.  The main bar will be located inside the ballroom.

Evening – Wine Tasting by Delicato Family Vineyards – 5 pm

The popular Après Wine Tasting will take place on the outdoor Azalea Deck beginning at 5 pm.  A variety of wine samples will be served.

Golf – 9-Hole Option at River Pines

Sign up for “Nine, Wine & Dine” to enjoy 9 holes of non-competitive Golf at River Pines.  Tee times begin at 2 pm.  When Golf is over, transition to CC Roswell to take part in the Wine Tasting & Dinner.  “Nine, Wine & Dine” is perfect for casual golfers and especially couples!

Golf – FAB Foursome

The new FAB Foursome is an all-inclusive golf package, offered at a discount during the Early Bird process.  The FAB Foursome package includes:

  • Golf Foursome Green Fees & Carts
  • Lunch, Wine Tasting & Dinner
  • Participation in the Putting Contest
  • 8 Mulligans (2 for each golfer)
  • 8 Drink Tickets (On-course or Clubhouse redemption)
  • 4 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Cards
  • 4 Raffle Chances (Restaurant Gift Cards are prizes)
  • 4 Thirty (30)-Minute Practice Sessions at the Superstore
  • 1 Personalized Hole Sign with FAB Photo (see below)
  • Retail Value = $1,210
  • FAB Foursome advance purchase price = $950

Golf – Personalized Hole Sign

If you buy a FAB Foursome, then your group will have a hole sign…designed by you…located near #18 tee.  The group will pose for a photo and take the hole sign home.  A unique souvenir and cool keepsake.  All FAB Foursome members will be emailed the photo with your personalized hole sign prominently displayed!

Golf – Hydration by the Coca-Cola Company & Jekyll Brewing

Before heading to play Golf, make sure your cart is stocked.  The ” Beverage Boys” are ready to help. They will stock and re-stock the two Hydration Station on the golf course. Be sure to stop by Jekyll Brewing on #14 for insights on craft beers. Tennis players will have a big cooler at the courts to keep everyone hydrated.

Golf – Lunch by Marlow’s

Marlow’s staff will grill burgers and chicken filets for all golfers.  Seating is outdoors.

Golf – Outing Format

This co-ed event is a Step-Aside Scramble with contests for Putting, Longest Drive (M&W), Closest-to-the-Pin, and Hole-in-One.  Prizes are awarded to teams in first-to-fourth place and Golf Genius tracks scoring in real-time.

Golf – Ride Share

Each golf cart will have a plastic divider to separate riders.  Please consider taking turns walking alongside the golf cart.  Both bags can stay on board, but ride-sharing will help create even more space.

Golf – Shotgun Start – 12 noon

The Shotgun start for Golf will take place at 12 noon.  That is an hour earlier than prior years and allows plenty of time to enjoy our evening activities before dark.  Sunset is 8:28 pm.

Pickleball – Clinic for Beginners – 2 pm

A new sports activity added to the MRCC is Pickleball.  Since we expect players of all abilities to participate, we encourage novice players to participate in a one-hour clinic to sharpen their skills and learn the scoring system.  A round-robin for all Pickleball players will follow beginning at 3 pm.  Pickleball capacity is limited to just 32 players this year.  Prizes are awarded to players based on levels of ability. Pickleball is on sale now.

Tennis – “Add-In” Package

The Tennis Add-In package has been a popular component of the tennis activity the last few years.  It is offered as part of the tennis renewal process now.  The Tennis Add-In package includes:

  • Tennis competition, contests, and drills
  • Wine Tasting & Dinner
  • 2 Raffle Chances
  • 1 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Card
  • Retail Value = $155
  • Add-In advance purchase price = $125

Tennis – Presented by T2 Tennis – 3 pm

Tennis capacity is limited to just 36 players this year.  The outing involves 2.5 hours of court time with professionals supervising drills, contests, and friendly competition.  Prizes are awarded to players in the A & B levels of ability.

Tennis – Renewals

For the first time, tennis players can pre-purchase an all-inclusive package at a discount and in one online transaction.

Support – Donations – The Matching Fund

Please go online to make a donation to the Saint Brigid Day School.  Accumulated donations up to $5,000 will be matched and double the funds raised.  The money will be used to provide scholarships to needy families, thus allowing their kids to begin their Catholic education due to the generosity of fellow parishioners.

Support – Silent Auction – Online Only

https://www.accelevents.com/e/MRCC2021

The silent auction will begin on April 26 and offered exclusively online this year.  The format is Buy-It-Now, so when your bid is accepted…you win.  Check here for more information as we get closer to April 26.

Support – Wine Tickets – Chance to Win

The popular Wine Ticket sale is also being moved online this year.  Buy some tickets and have a chance to win 40 bottles of wine exceeding $2,000 in value.  Check the Important Docs box at the top of this page to link and buy tickets.

Payments & Refunds

All Payments

All Payments for Golf, Tennis, Pickleball, Evening Activities, Wine Tickets and//or Make a Donation or Miscellaneous payment. All payments for Golf, Tennis, Pickleball, and Evening Tickets are refundable should you be unable to participate.  Please notify us quickly to allow substitution from our Waiting Lists.

To Register, click Golf, Tennis, or Pickleball

Weather – Lightning Alerts

The Country Club of Roswell uses the Thor Guard Lightning Detection system.  If the sirens go off, all golfers, tennis and pickleball players, sponsors, and volunteers must return to the clubhouse immediately.  The competition is suspended until further assessments can be made.

Weather – Postponements

Every effort will be made to complete all outdoor activities.  Should inclement weather cause a complete postponement of the Monsignor Reynolds Charity Challenge, then a RAIN DATE of Monday, May 17 has been confirmed.  Please look for email notices about the re-scheduled event.


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