Sport meets charity at Beaton Golf Classic
By K.B. Sherman, Community Reporter
Shrewsbury – State Rep. Matthew Beaton, R-Shrewsbury, recently announced the first annual Beaton Charity Classic Golf Tournament.
According to Beaton, “Helping others in need was a core tenet of my upbringing and one of the reasons I ran for state representative. Following in the tradition of my predecessor, Karyn Polito, I am very pleased to announce the first Beaton Charity Classic Golf Tournament, which will raise funds to support three hard-working human service organizations in our community.”
The Polito charity has raised $200,00 over a nine-year period to help the needy.
Melanie Petrucci, a member of the Classic Planning Committee, noted that the three targeted charities are St. Anne’s Human Services, which assists the poor and needy in the local community by providing food and clothing; Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, a private, nonprofit community counseling and social services agency; and the Westborough Food Pantry, which serves families in need with an array of food products to supplement their own resources.
The Beaton Charity Classic takes place Monday, Aug. 20, at Mount Pleasant Country Club, a private, 18-hole championship golf course located in Boylston. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast during registration, a barbecue luncheon served on the golf course and a 19th Hole Reception. The 19th Hole Reception is open to individuals who are unable to participate in the golfing, but wish to support the event. It begins at 3:30 p.m., and will feature silent and live auctions as well as a variety of food, plus a cash bar.
Campaign Chair Hannah Kane noted that, “The club has been fabulous in helping organize and plan for this event.”
She continued to explain that when Beaton succeeded Polito in this district’s legislative seat, he wanted to continue the tradition of giving by adding a third charity, St. Anne’s. In meeting with Brian Lynch, general manager of the Mount Pleasant Country Club and Golf Course, the decision was made that Mount Pleasant would be the best venue for the event.
The goal is to raise $7,500 to $10,000 for each of the three charities. Approximately $30,000 has already been raised, and there is plenty of time to add additional sponsors, noted Kane.
In preparation, over 1,000 mailings were sent to area golfers and supporters of the club. Aside from the golfing event and 19th Hole Reception, there will be a silent auction. The course can handle 144 golfers per day and is expected to be very busy during the “classic.”
Event Host Committee members are Jim Buonomo, Bruce Card, Scott Casavant, Gene DeFeudis, Tim Dodd, Denny Drewry, Tom Gorsuch, Lisa Greene, Michael Gregory, Michael Hale, John Heald, Robert Jacques, Jim and Hannah Kane, Elaine Leblanc, David L¹Ecuyer, Mindy McKenzie-Hebert, Chris Mehne, Wendy Mickel, Moira Miller, Jason Palitsch, Nancy Quimby, Richard Ricker and June Tomaiolo.
The presenting sponsor is the Gene J. DeFeudis Family Foundation. Other sponsors include Hair-Lines for Paul Mitchell Systems, Wheelabrator of Shrewsbury, Beaton Kane Construction, Central One Federal Credit Union, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Brendon Homes, Fletcher Tilton PC, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank, and Beals and Thomas.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available at all levels, from presenting sponsor for $5,000, to tee sponsor, at $150. Six other registration options range from the double eagle at $4,000, to the par sponsor at $500. Charitable donations are also welcome. Single Golfer Registration is $175 or, 19th Hole Reception Only. All sponsorships from double eagle to par sponsorship include recognition in all media, on the sponsorship board, and at the podium.
Charitable donations are also welcome. Single Golfer Registration (18 holes plus the reception following) is $175, as is attendance at the 19th Hole Reception only. All sponsorships from double eagle to par sponsorship include recognition in all media, on the sponsorship board, and at the podium.
For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, or for golfer registration, contact Matt Beaton or Hannah Kane at 508-925-4880.
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