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Golf Tournament and KofC Ultrasound Initiative Combine to Purchase Two New Ultrasound Machines for White Rose Center in Dallas

By Tim Lyons St. Paul the Apostle Council 12021

Vol. 4, 2016-2017


Past Grand Knight Mark Goedecke (left) and Grand Knight Tony Casmus are shown with Mary Beth Felty, executive director of the White Rose Women’s Center, and one of two new ultrasound machines purchased with the help of the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative.

RICHARDSON — St. Paul the Apostle Council 12021 in Richardson and the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative helped the White Rose Women’s Center in Dallas continue its mission to protect the unborn.

Council 12021 is a co-sponsor of the White Rose Classic golf tournament that annually raises funds for the center. This year, after combining tournament proceeds with a generous matching contribution from the Ultrasound Initiative, the tournament directors recently delivered a total of $75,000 to cover the cost of two new machines featuring the latest technology in 2D, 3D and 4D imaging and picture quality.

The White Rose Classic was founded in 2001 by the St. Paul Men's Club, and the tournament team has expanded to include Council 12021 and other organizations at St. Paul’s. Over the past years the event has raised nearly $300,000 to benefit the pro-life mission of the White Rose Women’s Center, operated by the non-profit St. Joseph’s Helpers.

The White Rose offers confidential and free counseling about pregnancy, adoption and abortion at three locations in Dallas.

“The pictures we can see today of babies’ bodies moving at barely 8 weeks are a tremendous advancement from our previous ultrasound pictures,” said Mary Beth Felty, executive director at the White Rose. “We are extremely grateful to the St. Paul Men’s Club, the White Rose Golf Classic and the Knights of Columbus for raising the funds needed for two new, Samsung H60 sonogram machines, which provide the technological linchpin that assists us in demonstrating the undeniable humanity of the unborn baby.”

Tournament Chairman Rudy Perez said: "We are grateful for the generous sponsors, golfers, volunteers and all those who helped to make this year's White Rose Classic a huge success. Everyone involved in this event is inspired by the work of the White Rose clinics, and we are pleased that the funds raised this year will allow them to continue providing vital ultrasound services to protect the lives and health of unborn children.”

More than 100 golfers and more than 60 sponsors participated in the mixed four-person scramble tournament last fall at Firewheel Golf Course in Garland. This year’s fund-raising total far exceeded the previous record of $32,000 set in 2016.

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