Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity volunteers Roger Downs, Gus Johnson and Ken Vandeberg work on the Calmar Area Food Pantry. (submitted photo)
Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity volunteers Roger Downs, Gus Johnson and Ken Vandeberg work on the Calmar Area Food Pantry. (submitted photo)

Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) will sponsor the Sixth Annual Don Kemp Memorial Golf Tournament Thursday, Aug. 1, at Oneota Golf and Country Club in Decorah. 

The 18-hole event will raise funds to build the organization’s next home, located in Calmar.

“The tournament has been a big success since it began, and we hope to build on that success again this year,” said Ken VandeBerg, tournament chair. “It gives community members the chance to enjoy an afternoon of golf on one of Northeast Iowa’s most scenic courses, all while helping WCHFH provide affordable housing to low-income families throughout Winneshiek County.”

The tournament—one of the organization’s primary fund raisers—is named for the late Don Kemp, longtime WCHFH volunteer executive director. 

Interested persons can sign up for the event—slated for shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.—as an individual for $70 or recruit a four-person team for $280. The tournament entry fee includes green fees, cart and meal. Those unable to golf Thursday, Aug. 1, but interested in supporting this cause can sponsor a hole for $125 or make a donation directly to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity

For a printable registration form, visit winneshiekhabitat.org. Interested individuals also can call Gus Johnson, WCHFH executive director, at 382-1802 or 380-6023 or send registration information to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity, Box 457, Decorah, Iowa. Checks should be made payable to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity. 

Since its 1992 founding, WCHFH has built 31 homes for low-income families in Burr Oak, Calmar, Castalia, Decorah, Freeport, Hesper, Ossian, Ridgeway and Spillville. WCHFH is one of 1,500 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States and the only one in Northeast Iowa. WCHFH serves low-income families who have sufficient income to pay a 25-year, interest-free mortgage and give 150 hours of “sweat-equity” labor per adult family member to the project.