ICCAP to host miniature golf charity event


Beer, food and miniature golf in March.

That’s what the 13th annual St. Patrick’s Open is slated to offer Saturday in uptown Indiana. The Indiana County Community Action Program (ICCAP) will host the event for the second consecutive year.

“ICCAP has been running since the 1970s, and has done a fantastic job since,” said Linda Donnelly, ICCAP/St. Patty’s Open committee member. “They have helped create many great things, such as the Alice Paul House and the Chevy Chase Center. They are also the main distributer for the community food bank.”

Teams of four can compete in the tournament, but players must be 21 or older. Registration is $250.

The event, sponsored by McNaughton Brothers, Inc., starts and ends at The Coney.

Teams will gather from 5 to 6 p.m. at The Coney for bar food and a complimentary beer. At 6:15 p.m., the teams will be guided to their first holes near local venues such as Grubbs and H.B. Culpeppers.

Teams will play either the First Commonwealth Bank front nine or the S&T Bank back nine.

Following each hole, volunteers will text or email score updates back to The Coney, where there will be live scoring updates throughout the tournament.

At 10 p.m., the holes will close, and the winners of the front nine and back nine will face off in a one-hole playoff to decide the champion. The winners of the open will receive a complimentary round of golf at Chestnut Ridge Golf Club.

Other awards, such as best-dressed team and most unique putter, will also be awarded following the match.

“Overall, it’s just a really fun time for adults to get together, socialize and play some mini golf,” Donnelly said.

ICCAP is accepting teams until the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Golfball2016@gmail.com or call Donnelly at 724-388-3841.