Steptoe "Classic" Golf Tournament

Written by Teresa Dennard.

To be held April 23

Easter weekend is a time for families & friends to get together and enjoy each other's company. The Keith Steptoe "Classic" Golf Tournament is held Easter weekend because of that very reason. On Saturday, April 23, golfers of all ages will gather for the 18th year to hone their skills and to see who will come away with the top prize.

The Steptoe Tournament began in 1994 in an effort to make something positive out of a very negative situation. Keith Steptoe, son of Bill and Wynell Steptoe, acquired leukemia in 1992 at the age of 27 and passed away shortly after. The tournament is a benefit intended to provide a way for those who want to be involved, not only to have a good time, but to be a part of something very positive! Since its inception, over $200,000 has been raised for scholarships,  leukemia research, and the Carthage Education Foundation.

Other fundraisers for the day include ticket sales for a chance to win a large, flat-screen TV or a full one-year membership to the new Carthage Country Club. Mark Roberson, tournament director and cousin of Steptoe says, "Our tournament has grown larger every year. Last year we had over 140 golfers, with double that number of people who participated in the various activities. It's a day to support a great cause, plus visit with friends and family." For information about participating in the tournament, or sponsoring an event, contact Mark Roberson at 903.692.3000.