📷 Photo Courtesy Sturbridge Rotary Club
On Monday, August 20, the Cohasse Country Club in Southbridge will again host the Rotary Club of Sturbridge for its ninth Charity Golf Classic. Chair of the event, Dave Zonia, reports that the field of 64 golfers is filling up quickly so it’s best to make your reservations now to be included. The day begins with a tee time at 10:30 AM, a BBQ luncheon on the course and a full prime rib dinner prepared by the club’s Executive Chef. We’ll have auctions and the awarding of prizes following dinner. Cost for this prestigious event is $600 for a foursome and $150 for an individual signup, upon which you will be assigned to a group.
Special events include a Hole-in-One contest on a par 3 with success providing a $10,000 award. As in previous years there will be contests for closest to the pin, longest drive and closest to the line with those prizes awarded in the evening. Also available for purchase are “play improvement” strings.
This year Rotary welcomes Henke-Sasse Wolf as a new major sponsor to the Golf Classic, who joins with continuing major sponsors Cornerstone Bank, P. J. Keating Construction, National Guard Association, Southbridge Credit Union and Safety Source – Northeast. Hometown Bank will sponsor the on-course lunch. Many contributions will also be recognized for tee and green signs as well as many gifts donated for golfers and for the auctions.
All proceeds from this golfing event will be used to fund Sturbridge Rotary’s charitable activities to empower youth, improve health, provide scholarships and whenever possible, answer needs in the local communities. Just this past June the Rotary Club awarded another $6,000 in scholarships to Tantasqua Regional students bringing the total of scholarships awarded in the last 45 years to over $200,000.
Besides providing scholarships each year, another focus we have is to help eliminate hunger in our local communities. In addition to our regular contributions to the St. John Paul II Food Pantry each year, we have joined with our friends in the Southbridge Rotary Club and other concerned business, professional and retired members of the community to create the Community Food Collaborative. The CFC is a volunteer-based local community garden growing organic produce, all of which is donated to the Food Pantry.
Rotary Club membership provides an opportunity to join other community leaders to take action on important issues affecting our communities, the nation and the world. Members build lasting friendships, have fun socializing and working together on service projects. To learn more about Sturbridge Rotary, visit www.sturbridgerotary.org.
To participate in the Golf Classic or to attend the social event following the golf, contact any Sturbridge Rotary Club member or contact the Golf Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 508-335-4550