YORK (SNR/KVSS) - More than 120 priests and
seminarians from all three Nebraska dioceses gathered in York June 27 for the
"Priest Appreciation Golf Tournament," hosted by the Spirit Catholic Radio
Network, Ayars & Ayars, Inc., and Architecture + Etc. This is the fourth year
for the event held at the York Country Club.
"This is one of the only events where priests from the
Lincoln, Grand Island, and Omaha Dioceses have a chance to get together for fun
and fellowship," said Father Adam Sughroue, Associate Pastor at St. John the
Apostle Catholic Church in Lincoln. "We really have a great time."
Several priests, seminarians, and guests who chose not
to play golf were able to watch a movie at the local theater, go bowling, or
play games and spend time in conversation at the clubhouse. After a grilled
hamburger dinner, all enjoyed the many pin prizes and other give-aways. Spirit
Catholic Radio Network Executive Director Jim Carroll, and Lincoln/Grand Island
Station Director John Soukup provided updates on expansion efforts of the Spirit
91.5 FM signal in Central Nebraska, and the new Spirit 88.3 FM signal in
"We are so grateful for the prayers and support from
so many priests and religious," said Mr. Soukup. "This is a fun way to say
thanks and share the excitement of our growth. Plus, it’s an opportunity to let
priests know that our mission of bringing Christ to people and people to Christ
is having a positive impact on their parishes."
Kathi Woody of Ayars & Ayars and the event coordinator is also a member of
the Lincoln Advisory Committee for Spirit Catholic Radio, "I’m so blessed to be
able to work with priests both from the vantage point of the radio station and
our business."Ayars & Ayars provided all the golf, prizes, as well as food and
refreshments. The company has done work for a number of Catholic properties
throughout the state.