NOTE: This originally was posted on July 20, but since we’re getting close to the event we’re repeating it for the benefit of all who might like to participate.
Save the date: The annual Gift of Life Golf & Bocce Tournament has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 21. And, this year it’s closer to Southern Rensselaer County than ever.
The venue for the 17th annual fundraiser is the Mohawk River Country Club in Halfmoon, Saratoga County, as opposed to its usual venue in Montgomery County.
Our club always has a foursome in the event — and two years ago won top honors — but with the increased size of our membership perhaps we’ll be able to add a golfing foursome as well as a bocce entry.
Not sure how to play bocce? Click here for a perfect “how-to” presentation.
The tournament is the year’s top fundraiser to help District 7190 Gift of Life in its ongoing efforts to provide lifesaving cardiac surgery for children from countries where such help is not available. So far, GOL has saved 200 such lives.
Jennifer Degenhart, tournament chairperson, has several suggestions on how to help the effort even if you’re not golfing or playing bocce. Among them:
• Acting as our host club or dinner sponsor (an awards dinner follows the events)
• Providing raffle items, gift certificates, items for our goody bags (Have any wine or liquor you’re not planning to consume, golf balls/tees/accessories you’ll never use? Pass it on and we can use it in a gift basket.)
• We’ve found that many places you frequent will provide gift certificates to charity organizations if you just ask.
Here are all the details. You can print out the entry form for your convenience of registering.