NEWINGTON – Local Rotarians raised $225,000 over the last decade for families impacted by childhood cancer and plan to donate more money after their annual fundraiser coming up.
Newington Rotary Club’s 11th annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Golf Tournament is set to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington.
“It would be nice to hit $250,000 this year,” Club President and Tournament Chairman Mike Turgeon said.
Newington Rotary has continuously nurtured its partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which supports research and treatment for childhood cancer and provides assistance to families whose children are battling the disease.
The national non-profit was founded by the late Alexandra “Alex” Scott, originally from Manchester, before she passed away from neuroblastoma in 2004 at age eight. By that time she had raised over $1 million for the cause.
Newington Rotarians are grateful to carry on her legacy with their annual tournament.
“I’m super proud that a club of our size – with only 20 members – has put that together over the years and consistently made a big effort to partner with Alex’s Lemonade Stand,” Turgeon said. “They do a lot of good for a lot of people who really need it.”
This year’s event begins with registration at 10 a.m., before lunch at 11 and a noon shotgun start.
Foursomes will play 18 holes of golf in a scramble format, with competitions for hole in one, longest drive and closest to the pin. Prizes will be awarded to winners of these contests and to the lowest-grossing team.
Golf will be followed by a cocktail hour (open bar) at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
There will be raffles, giveaways, recognition of sponsors and updates from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. A representative from the Scott family typically attends each year.
Sponsorship registration closes Aug. 31 and golfer registration closes Sept. 14.
Visit birdease.com/18650 to register or find out more.
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