The 15th Annual Masonic Charities Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, was held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the North Bend Golf Course. The tournament hosted 112 golfers who attended to support the charities. The tournament raised $19,750 to be split among the three charities: The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children in Fremont and the Nebraska Masonic Foundation. Golfers also enjoyed the company of and golfing with Husker legends Jerry Murtaugh, John O’Leary, TJ O’Leary, Jake Wesch and others. A live auction featuring Husker memorabilia was very successful.
We would like to thank the golfers who participated, the numerous volunteers who helped with the tournament, including Brothers of North Bend, Fremont and other neighboring lodges, Steve Strauss and Kragh Johnson for a wonderful meal, the North Bend Golf Course and the Grand Lodge golf tournament committee. Don “Pete” Peterson, Co-Chairman, was instrumental in raising such a large sum for the charities this year.