Winter Golf Challenge to benefit Orleans County Citizen Advocacy
OrleansCounty Citizen Advocacy (OCCA) invites any and all golfers & spectators to join us on Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 AM for an afternoon of fun at Prouty Beach off Veterans Ave Newport, VT as we hold our 2nd Annual Winter Golf Challenge.
The golf event is a fund-raiser for OCCA, a non-profit organization that facilitates community connection, friendship, support and advocacy between those with developmental disabilities who may be isolated from the greater community, and unpaid community members.
This will be a 27 par golf course: 9 holes all par 3, or go around twice for a 18 hole experience. It will be a four person format; 1 club per person, no handicap. Each person will receive 1 free ball; additional balls will be sold for $5 each. The cost is $25 per person or $35 pp if doing 18 holes. For $125 a business or person can sponsor a hole. The sponsor fee covers a team of four people and advertises the name on the scorecard as well as a sign at one of the holes. Local green fee prizes will be awarded to the top 4 teams. Hot dogs, chips & coffee will be provided free of charge.
Register by contacting Program Director, Ellen Bowen, by phone at 873-3285 or e-mail: ellen.bowen@orleanscountycitizenadvocacy. org, or just show up at Prouty Beach that morning by 10:30 AM. If you have any questions about the event, are interested in volunteering, or would like to learn more about Citizen Advocacy please call Ellen Bowen. Visit us at www.orleanscountycitizenadvocacy.org
Come and enjoy a great day of golf and fun while supporting a local nonprofit organization!
Abalancedattack led the Mcgill Martlets to a come-from-behind victory, 65-61, over the Bishop’s Gaiters in Quebec university women’s basketball league play tonight at the Love Competition Hall in Montreal. Mcgill had four players in double figures as they rebounded from a 31-23 halftime deficit.
The Gaiters led by as many as ten points late in the second quarter, but Mcgill pulled back to tie the game at 32-32 early in the third. Mcgill led 44-42 after 30 minutes, but went on an 11-1 run early in the fourth to pull away, after Jessy Roy, the Gaiters’ fifth-year point guard, left the game with a lowerbody injury. She returned three minutes later, and the Gaiters responded with an 8-0 run to cut the gap to 57-53 with 3:45 left. However, that was as close as Bishop’s got, as Mcgill made seven free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
“We worked hard for 40 minutes,” said Gaiters’ Head Coach Alex Perno, “but unfortunately at crunch time we paid the price for not getting a couple of key rebounds. In the next ten games, we want to focus on being clutch.”
The Gaiters (7-12, 7-11 CIS, 2-4 Quebec) were led by Gabrielle Chamberland (Sherbrooke, Que.), who scored 16 points, while Roy scored 13 and added a game-high four assists. Catherine Bélanger-pâquet (Quebec City, Que.) led the Gaiters on the boards with eight, as the Gaiters outrebounded Mcgill 32-30.
Mcgill (8-10, 8-9 CIS, 4-3 Quebec) was led by Françoise Charest’s 18 points, while Natalie Larocque added 15, with Dianna Ros chipping in 13 and Marie-ève Martin scoring 11, including a pair of fourth-quarter three-pointers.
The Gaiters shot 35% from the field, but struggled from long range, as they went 4-for-24 (17%) on three-point shots. Mcgill hit 43% of their shots overall, including going 7-for-18 (39%) on three-pointers.
The Gaiters return to action on Friday, January 20, as they visit the UQAM Citadins in Montreal. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. The Gaiters return home on Saturday, January 21 as they host Laval.