Healthcare Golf Classic Nets Impressive Returns
July 26, 2007
Team Webber with (from left) Kelly Welch, Sean Keenan, Peter Webber, and Richard Marshall placed 1st gross. At center is special guest, former Red Sox great, Rico Petrocelli.
More than $35,000 was raised at the annual Healthcare Golf Classic held July 15 and 16 at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. This year’s festivities included a 2-day event with 36 holes of tournament play, a Sunday night reception with comedian Gary Crocker, a Monday luncheon and awards ceremony, a silent auction, and raffle.
The highlight of this year's tournament was the participation of former Red Sox great Rico Petrocelli, who played a hole with each of the teams. TD Banknorth was the Tournament sponsor and the host for Petrocelli.
Proceeds from the tournament, coordinated by Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN), benefit the Healthy Community Coalition and Franklin Memorial Hospital's Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center. Both provide health services to people in need throughout the Franklin Memorial Hospital service area.
2007 marked the 20th year of the Healthcare Golf Classic. Steve Pierce, tournament chair and member of the FCHN Foundation Advisory Board, attributed this year's success to the generous support of the major tournament sponsors and the many regional businesses and individuals who donated items for the silent auction and raffle.
"We are fortunate to have a large number of teams that we can count on to participate each year," said Pierce. "This year was a special milestone for us. It was the 20th annual tournament for the Healthcare Golf Classic and it will benefit the new Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, to be housed in the new medical office building currently being built on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus. It has generated a great deal of excitement in the community."
Forty-two teams from throughout New England took part in Monday's tournament, the larger of the two. All had a chance to meet and play with Rico Petrocelli and to win a new 2007 Mercury Milan automobile from Farmington Ford, as well as other prizes in the hole-in-one contest.
Besides TD Banknorth, other major sponsors included: Locbid; Androscoggin Bank; Central & Western Maine Regional PHO; Clem & Roland Begin; Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker; Constellation New Energy; Gepetto's; Harriman Associates; Farmington Ford; Jordan Lumber Company; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios; Ranor, Inc; Franklin Savings Bank; Franklin Jeep, Eagle Chrysler; Harvard Pilgrim; Acadia Benefits; and Strategic Marketing.
The winner of first place "gross" was Team Webber comprised of Peter Webber, Sr., Sean Keenan, Kelly Welch, and Richard Marshall. Bouffard’s Furniture made up of Jim Bouffard, Stew Durrell, Harry Clark, and Jack Lambert took second place. Third place went to Franklin Saving’s Bank Team of Peter Judkins, Scott Morton, Gary Downs, and Jamie Eastlack.
The first place "net" team was made-up of Tom Delois, John Petrocelli, and Dan and Karen Thompson representing PRM LLC. Second net went to the Ranor Team of Aaron St Pierre, Mark Belanger, Brian Demshar, and Ralph Palmer. PRM#2 took third comprised of Kevin Fletcher, Bernie Chasin, Steve LeBlanc, and Jason Agren.
"Closest to the Pin" contests, sponsored by Acadia Benefits, were won by Jamie Eastlack, Lynn Morse, and Barry Gill, (who won two).
The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center provides area women with timely access to state-of-the-art breast cancer screening, diagnostic, clinical, and care-support services. The Center memorializes a Carrabassett Valley resident who was a victim of breast cancer.
The Healthy Community Coalition and its mobile health unit promote health and well-being through disease prevention, health education, and community building. An affiliate of Franklin Community Health Network, the Coalition has received statewide and national recognition for its innovative programs.
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