May 27, 2024

The summer is about to get a lot warmer with two staple charity events coming up in August. Taste the Goodness, occurring on Aug. 5, benefits the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House (BDHH) endowment. The Bishop’s Cup, occurring Aug. 21, benefits the Broom Tree Retreat Center in Irene.

Taste the Goodness – Saturday, Aug. 5

There are a lot of things that can make any given Saturday night memorable. But there’s only one Saturday night where you can find them all in one spot. Held outdoors in downtown Sioux Falls at the Avera IT building, expect food, craft beer, fine wine, exceptional bourbon, games and much more.

What makes this night truly legendary is the fellowship shared by volunteers and attendees alike. Under the lights of downtown Sioux Falls with fantastic music drifting through the air, one can expect an atmosphere where new friendships are forged and old ones are rekindled.

In the midst of all this, attendees know they are supporting those in the community who are most in need.

“Taste the Goodness is a fantastic event, not only because it benefits the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, but because it brings our community together to serve a common purpose,” said Madeline Shields, BDHH executive director. “Funds raised through this event provide life-saving necessities to our most vulnerable citizens through shelter, food, showers, clothing and, equally as important, compassion, dignity and respect to all who seek shelter under our roof. This is a gathering of all people who want to make a difference; staff, guests, volunteers are working side by side to change lives for the better. We couldn’t be more grateful and blessed to be a part of this wonderful event.”

The entrance fee is $55, which includes unlimited food, beverages and games. Some games may require an additional fee. Advanced purchase tickets are $49. All attendees must be at least 21.

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The Bishop’s Cup – Monday, Aug. 21

Two popular formats return for golfers participating in the event:

The Bishop’s Scramble: This format is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two teams in each flight. A crystal-cup traveling trophy will be awarded to the team with the lowest net score.

The Bishop’s Challenge: In a four-person team, each golfer will play their own ball with the two best balls scored hole by hole.A crystal-cup traveling trophy will be awarded to the team with the lowest net score.