Third Annual Golf Classic to Benefit Aroostook ‘House of Comfort’
The AROOSTOOK ‘House of Comfort’ will host its 3rd Annual charity Golf Classic on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Presque Isle Country Club. Proceeds will go towards the construction of the only palliative and hospice care home north of Auburn.
The June 20 event is a four-person scramble and kicks off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration and check-in is 7:30 a.m. to 8:30. An awards and recognition ceremony will be held at the Club’s restaurant at the 19th hole immediately following the tournament. Formerly the Logan P. Graves Golf Tournament, this year’s Golf Classic challenge is partially underwritten by platinum sponsor, Whited-Peterbilt.
As we continue to build on this Father's Day weekend event, this years’ tournament will include a tournament raffle. There are several items donated of significant value, which will be raffled off
in the clubhouse after the tournament during the awards presentation. Visit the Aroostook House of Comfort website and friend the organization on Facebook to get weekly updates.
The four-person scramble costs $60 per person and includes light breakfast, coffee, soda, hotdogs on the course, refreshments after the round and a Titleist golf ball. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three Men’s teams for both gross and net scores. First place-$440; second place-$360; third place-$280. This year the tournament will also include a mixed team division for the first 12 mixed teams to enter. The mixed team will pay up to three prizes depending on the number of teams that enter. The payoffs for the mixed division(men & women) will be 1st and 2nd gross and 1st net with the amounts paid the same as the men’s division. Prizes will be awarded longest drive and closest to the pin for both men and women. A $10,000 prize, sponsored by North State Transportation, LLC, will be awarded for a Hole-in-One.
“This Golf Classic is a wonderful way to raise money for a great charity that will help build a six-bed, state-of-the-art facility for terminally ill patients in their time of need,” said Rick Duncan, Chairman and founder of Aroostook Hospice Foundation. The AROOSTOOK ‘House of Comfort’, will provide palliative and end-of-life care in a comfortable, homelike setting. Currently, residents of northern Maine are left to face life-limiting illnesses at home, in a nursing home or in a hospital.
There are only two hospice facilities in Maine—in Auburn and Scarborough—both hundreds of miles from the County. The Aroostook facility will offer those in the final stages of life emotional and spiritual support as well as pain control, enabling patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible surrounded by loved ones. It will also offer palliative care (active treatment as well as pain and symptom management) to those with chronic progressive illnesses with the focus shifting from cure to living with the disease.
For Golf Classic registration forms and/or pledge forms to support the AROOSTOOK ‘House of
Comfort’, please visit the website at www.aroostookhouseofcomfort.com or contact Rick Duncan at 207-768-0201.
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