The 18th George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic at Western Hills Country Club was back in full swing again this year on May 22. Founded and hosted by Bill Hemmer, co-anchor of FOX News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Bayley’s largest annual fundraiser raised over $50,000 again this year.
Bayley is a non-profit retirement and wellness community in Delhi, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in 1990. This organization provides a full continuum of care for seniors in a beautiful, park-like setting.
Hemmer founded the event as a tribute to his late grandparents, Helen and George Knittle, who were residents of Bayley. In its 18 years, the event has brought in a gross of over $1.5 million. Hemmer is from Cincinnati’s westside, and he returns from his home in New York each year to host the outing.
This year’s outing featured some very special elements, including a visit from George Knittle. He is not definitely a relative of the Knittle/Hemmer family, but wanted to drive across the country for the second year from Kansas City to attend the event because of his coincidental namesake, as well as to support Bayley’s mission.
Over 120 golfers participated. The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation was this year’s Tournament Sponsor. Proceeds from the event assist Bayley residents and members of the Bayley Adult Day Program. No resident is asked to leave Bayley because of inability to pay. All faiths are welcome and embraced there.
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Photos, L to R:
SOC Team—Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati foursome, organized by Bayley Board Member, Sister Thelma Schlomer
Bill Adrienne—Bill Hemmer, Adrienne Walsh (Bayley President and CEO), and Doug Bennett (Bayley Board Chair).
Staff—Sue Carlton, Dawn Meister, Bev Manning, and Michelle Michels, Bayley Staff.