Roman Open

49th Annual Golf Tournament

May 6th, 2024

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On behalf of the Roman Open:

Thank You for Making the Roman Open 2024 a Resounding Success!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the incredible golfers, dedicated volunteers, and generous sponsors who made the Roman Open 2024 Charity Golf Tournament an extraordinary event. Your unwavering support and commitment have helped us raise significant funds for local charities, making a profound difference in our community.

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About Us

The Roman Open Golf Tournament was founded in 1975 by a group of gentlemen from the local Catholic & Episcopal churches and the Jewish synagogue with the intent to raise money to put a new roof on the Catholic Church. Due to its success in the first year, the tournament became an annual event. By 1984, the tournament had grown to a point that part of the annual proceeds was donated to the Friendship House (a daycare center and preschool for underprivileged children), to help offset their costs. In 1990, the Board of Directors, which by this time was mostly non-Catholic, incorporated to become the Roman Open Charities, Inc. At this junction, the decision was made to move away from any direct religious affiliation and become a charitable association donating all proceeds to non-profit organizations operating in Whitfield and Murray counties.

Today a thirty-member Board of Directors governs the Roman Open Charities, Inc. All monies from the tournament are distributed to local charities that have petitioned for a grant. An internal committee of the Board of Directors determines petitioners’ qualifications and amounts of the grants to be awarded. Total grants for 2023 were $96,250, distributed to forty-three local charities.