Bene­dic­tine golf tour­na­ment raises over $31K

The Star Democrat - - LOCAL -

EAS­TON — The Bene­dic­tine Foun­da­tion hosted its an­nual Char­ity Golf Clas­sic at Hog Neck Golf Course, draw­ing nearly 80 golfers and rais­ing $31,675 on Fri­day, Oct. 19.

Funds raised di­rectly sup­port Bene­dic­tine’s mis­sion to help chil­dren and adults with de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties achieve their great­est po­ten­tial.

Dur­ing the past 30 years, the tour­na­ment has raised close to $1 mil­lion for in­no­va­tive, com­pre­hen­sive spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren and adults with de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties and autism.

“The suc­cess of this event is all thanks to the gen­er­ous sup­port of our spon­sors and play­ers,” said Bene­dic­tine Foun­da­tion Di­rec­tor Barry Smale. “Spe­cial events like this help fund the pur­chase of adap­tive school tech­nolo­gies and ini­tia­tives as part of our adult ser­vices com­mu­nity in­clu­sion pro­grams which, in­clude vo­ca­tional train­ing and em­ploy­ment ser­vices.”

The day on the greens in­cluded golf, and at the end of tour­na­ment play, par­tic­i­pants en­joyed a raw bar, drinks and din­ner be­fore vy­ing for auc­tion items. One lucky player took home a do­nated cooler filled with a va­ri­ety of bar items as part of the chest-of-cheer raf­fle, the event’s sig­na­ture raf­fle draw­ing.

Bene­dic­tine’s Mo­bile Car Wash was on site to pro­vide hand-washed car clean­ing while golfers hit the greens. The mo­bile car wash is a part of Bene­dic­tine’s on cam­pus car­wash busi­ness that em­ploys and trains adults with dis­abil­i­ties. The pro­gram was launched in part through the sup­port of the Kerr Fund.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

Golfers par­tic­i­pate in Bene­dic­tine’s an­nual Char­ity Golf Clas­sic at Hog Neck Golf Course, Oct. 19, at Hog Neck Golf Course in Eas­ton.

Bene­dic­tine Foun­da­tion Di­rec­tor Barry Smale, cen­ter, poses with the tour­na­ment’s win­ning four­some, from left, Ty Krouse, John Kilchen­stein, Eric Stoltz­fus Steve Guar­aldo, and the de­but of the event cham­pi­onship cup.

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