RMHC-SLA plans 2020 Golf Classic for October 13


On October 13, supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of South Louisiana (RMHC-SLA) will tee up for the charity’s 2020 Golf Classic at Bayou Oaks South golf course, 1040 Filmore Avenue, in New Orleans City Park. All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House New Orleans, a home away from home for families of ill or injured children needing medical treatment at nearby hospitals. For the third year in a row, our presenting sponsor is Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

“It is fundraisers like our annual Golf Classic that allow us to provide programs that offer comfort, compassion, and care to hundreds of families and their children each year,” said Marianne Addy, executive director of RMHC-SLA. “We are 90 percent of the way to reaching our largest fundraising target yet, and we’d love to see our community come together to help get us over the finish line so we can deliver on our mission. Sponsorships are still available, and with so many fundraisers canceled this year due to the pandemic, they are more important now than ever.”

Activities for the Golf Classic include lunch catered by some of New Orleans’ outstanding food vendors, starting at 11:30 a.m., a putting contest, beer from Port Orleans Brewing Company on the course, and following the shotgun tournament, awards and dinner in a grab-and-go format conducive to social distancing.

Sponsorship packages range from $100 to $5,000 and depending on the level, include custom signage on the course, printed and online recognition, special gifts and prizes, and more.  Additional mulligans can be purchased for $20 each or two for $25. Golfers will have opportunities to win hole-in-one and other prizes, as well receive golf-related gear.

In addition to Children’s Hospital New Orleans, our sponsors include: Valluzzo Companies, Whitman Family Foundation, associate sponsors; Carrigee Moore Levy & Flynn LLP, Martin Brower, McDonald’s Dallas Field Office, TFG Companies, gold sponsors; MacLaff, Inc., Walker Acura/Walker Volkswagen, hole in one sponsors; Assurance Financial, ball sponsor; Bowling Law Firm, Coca Cola, Didriksen Saucier & Woods, Eagan Insurance, McDonalds of St. Bernard, RTI, Safelite, Southwest Airlines, Storyville Productions, True Title, team sponsors; Adams Consulting Engineers, Douglas Cook Enterprises, ECS Southeast LLP, Ray & Cheryl Egan, Fat Boy’s Pizza, Hancock Whitney, Southerns, dinner sponsors; Himmel’s Architectural Door & Hardware, silver sponsor; Keurig Dr. Pepper, Port Orleans, tee sponsors; Jill LeBlanc, Maestri-Murrell, Paul Tuennerman, cart sponsors.

Players and interested sponsors may register online at For more information or to register, please contact Bob Van Den Akker at 504-486-6668 or