It’s already time to prepare for the 16th annual Arni’s Charity Classic! This year we will be returning to beautiful Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana on Thursday, September 20, 2018. We anticipate another sold out event with about 150 community leaders joining us from all over the state and surrounding area to take part in this fun-filled day of giving back.

Arni Cohen, founder of Arni’s Restaurants and Indiana Restaurant Association Hall of Fame member, was well-known for his long history of community involvement and we are proud to continue honoring his legacy by hosting this event each year. Since 2003, the Arni’s Charity Classic has raised over $600,000 for Central Indiana charitable organizations. Last year’s event alone raised a record high $63,000!

Once again, our primary recipient will be the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. Their mission is to put smiles on the faces of Indiana children, who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, by making dreams come true. Too many children are fighting for their lives and going through miserable treatments that make them sick for days on end. By granting their wishes, we can build strength, give them something to look forward to, and offer hope for a better future. We will also continue to raise money for the Arnold I. Cohen Memorial Faculty Endowment Award, which was founded in Arni’s honor, to help advance the education of faculty members at Purdue University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management.

Some of the other local charities we are proud to support through this event include Damar, Tatum’s Bags of Fun, Purdue Athletes Life Success (PALS), Bauer Family Resource Center, and the West Lafayette Parks Foundation.

It is only with the support from other businesses and our partners in the community that our event continues to be the success it has been for the past 15 years. We appreciate all your support.

For more information, please contact Megan Frank at (317) 571-0077 or Sponsors and participants are also encouraged to visit to register.

Thanks again for your support!



16th Annual Arni’s Charity Classic

Thursday, September 20, 2018

    This annual event includes lunch from Arni’s, an 18-hole Florida scramble, beverages, gift bags, raffles and prizes along with a huge silent auction, dinner party and live music.


 Sponsors and participants can sign up online


Purgatory Golf Club
12160 E. 216th Street

 Noblesville, Indiana


 9:30am Registration/Driving Range Open
 10:30am Lunch by Arni’s
 11:00am Shotgun Start
 5:00pm  Dinner and Live Auction


 Silent Auction opens online Monday, September 17th.