A rainy day in June washed out the annual Chamber/Rotary golf tournament but the rescheduled July event had beautiful summer weather and a full course of golfers. Over 120 golfers took to the Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course on Friday, July 19th to play in the annual tournament in support of Brookline-based non-profit, Kids Clothes Club.
“We were thrilled to be the beneficiary again of this year’s golf tournament”, said Faith Michaels, co-Founder of the Kids Clothes Club. Proceeds were raised from a number of generous sponsors including top sponsors, Kaplansky Insurance and Liss Law, as well as: foursome registrations, various raffle items from local businesses, a silent auction of sports memorabilia and from the sale of mulligans.
Golfers enjoyed a delicious barbeque lunch from the VineRipe Grill as awards were given out for: the best overall score (Brookline Firefighters), closest to the line (John Terrasi) and best “bad” pants award – won by Nick Gallante, who was unaware of the contest – no comment. Sadly, there was no “hole-in-one” winner so Chamber/Rotary member Elias Audy took the donated Mercedes SLK320 back to his lot.
“The partnership with Rotary has really helped to make this a community event with a broad reach. Between our three organizations, the Chamber, Rotary and Kids Clothes Club, we are creating a lot of awareness for some fantastic groups that are working to make a difference in Brookline”, said Chamber Executive Director Harry Robinson.Next year’s golf tournament is slated for July 18th. To find out more about any of these organizations or their events, please visit any of their websites or Facebook pages.