By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer
Southborough – Local golfers are preparing to hit the green Monday, Sept. 16 for the 22nd annual Falconi Family Memorial Golf Tournament and awards banquet. The tournament, which will take place at Juniper Hill Riverside Golf Course (on the Lakeside Course) in Northborough, is the Southborough Senior Center's largest fundraiser of the year.
The tournament will be a Florida-style scramble with golfers participating in a variety of games including longest-drive and closest to the pin competitions. Additionally, there will be hole-in-one prizes. A banquet with raffles and a silent auction will follow. Registration is $125 per golfer.
Southborough business owner Jimmy Falconi, of Falconi Brothers Oil Co., created the tournament in 1991 in memory of his brother, John, and his parents, John and Nancy. Falconi will emcee the event with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Southborough Senior Center.
“Among other things, money raised through the tournament is used to buy meals for caregivers, to subsidize a relief fund to be available to seniors during a crisis and to purchase gift cards for drug stores and supermarkets,” said Brian Donovan, chair of the Southborough Friends of the Council on Aging. “In addition,” he said, “the money helps to fund barbecues, events and supplies for the Senior Center.”
Donovan has helped organize the fundraiser for the past six years, and also credits Joan Guerrant, a Senior Center volunteer and co-chair of the golf committee, for her continued support throughout the years. Donavan said his goal this year is to register 100 golfers and to raise $12,500. The committee is still seeking hole sponsorships, raffle prizes and cash donations.
To sponsor financially, send a check payable to Friends of Southborough Council on Aging at: ?Friends of Southborough COA, 9 Cordaville Rd., Southborough, MA, 01772. Donations are tax-deductible as the Friends of the Southborough Council on Aging is a 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information or to register contact the Senior Center at (508) 229-4453 or Falconi Brothers Heating and Oil at (508) 485-0377 or visit www.southboroughseniors.com for online forms.