The Vermont Agency FoundationTM recently hosted its 1st annual All Charity Golf Classic at the Country Club of Vermont in Waterbury. The event format was a four person scramble with all prize money going to the charities represented by participating teams. In all, 23 teams competed on behalf of 21 Vermont Charities with $31,000 being donated during a great day of golf.
‘August 1 was a day of giving in Vermont,’shared Randy Raner, President and CEO of the Vermont Agency Foundation. ‘This event allowed teams to compete for a charity of their choice. It was an amazing day that reinforced the giving spirit Vermonters are known for. We can’t thank enough the volunteers, golfers, and our valued sponsors who continue to support our mission and make these events a success.’
Dave Stetson, CFO at Dealer.com said ‘Thanks for putting on one of the most memorable charity golf events I have ever played. From start to finish, the format, the venue, the weather, the charities, and the competition - it was just awesome. You have set the standard by which every single charity golf event will be judged going forward. Our team cannot wait to play again next year!’
‘Cash donations were made to every charity that was represented so everybody was a winner, said Pam Lambert, Foundation Director.’The largest donations were made to the following charities:
$11,500 Make-A-Wish Foundation (1st Place represented by Bond Auto)
$6,000 Camp-ta-Kum-ta ($3000) (2nd place represented by Schill Insurance Group) Fight Like Frank ($3000)
$3,000 Challenger Learning CTR of VT (3rd Place represented by A.M. Peisch)
The event also boasted a $1,000,000 Hole in One shot opportunity for one lucky player who came within 4 feet of the big money!
Since 2005, The Vermont Agency Foundation has been committed to conducting activities that engage our community in support of its mission: ‘To Dramatically Impact the Lives of Children’. Over these years, the help of countless volunteers and generous donors has allowed us to contribute over $300,000 in support of local charities whose focus is on helping children.
Source: The Vermont Agency Foundation 8.16.2012