The 2015 Bishop’s Cup Cathedral Classic golf tournament will hit the Links at Erie Village in East Syracuse July 13, aiming again to raise funds to support maintenance and renovation efforts at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse.


   Cathedral staff last year estimated that the church, with its cornerstone as St. Mary’s Church laid in 1874, needs more than $2 million in repairs. Necessary renovations include a new roof and work on the heating and plumbing systems, the pews and kneelers, and the decorative masonry.

   The first tournament last year saw 40 golfers from 11 parishes in the diocese’s Western Region participate. The title cup was shared between two winners: Dan Didio of St. Mary’s of the Lake and Steve Breen, event co-founder and parishioner of the Cathedral. The event grossed upwards of $50,000.

   This year’s tournament will see the following exciting additions:
   • Golfers from the entire diocese are invited to participate. Visit to register.
   • Gerry McNamara and Mike Hopkins of Syracuse University basketball fame will be Celebrity Golfers.
   • The prize for a hole-in-one is a Harley Davidson motorcycle!
   Visit to register and for more information. 

Bishop’s Cup Cathedral Classic golf tournament
Date: Monday, July 13
Time: 11 a.m. shotgun start
Location: The Links at Erie Village
5904 North Burdick Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Cost: $250 per golfer; includes banquet ticket
Details: Two person best ball. Callaway Scoring System will be used to determine the winners.

Banquet and award ceremony
Date: Friday, July 17
Time: 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner
Location: Traditions at the Links at Erie Village
Details: Cocktails with passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres, followed by sit-down dinner. Silent auction.

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