October 2, 2015
Here at the YMCA we celebrated the most successful golf tournament to date on Sept. 17, raising $30,565 for local children and families. The event, formally known as the YMCA-NAPA Charity Golf Tournament, is in its sixth year and took place at Martindale Country Club in Auburn.
Thirty teams and more than 50 sponsors from the local business community participated in this year’s effort. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA’s financial assistance program, which helps local children and families participate in enrichment programs at the Y, including summer camp, swim lessons, youth sports, and dance.
Among the tournament standouts were Team Downeast Financial Group and Team Staples, who took first gross and first net, respectively. Ethan Guerette of Auburn won longest drive for the men, while Maureen Heath of Poland won longest drive among the women.
James Whitmore, owner of five local NAPA stores, has been title sponsor since the tournament’s inception in 2010. A lifelong member of the Y and father of two, he says, “I know first-hand how instrumental the Y is in developing children into responsible adults.
“The money we raise allows us to give literally thousands of local children positive experiences to foster good character, build confidence, and create lasting memories -- regardless of their family’s financial situation.”
The tournament’s planning committee is already looking ahead to next year’s event, which will take place at Martindale in September 2016.
Members of the 2015 committee included Sharon Chapman (chair), James Whitmore, Greg Whitney, Fern Masse, Pennell Woodard, Beth Shea, Kim Slivinski, Chris Shea, Marcie Hird, Victoria Stanton and YMCA CEO Steve Wallace.
Special thanks to the sponsors:
NAPA (Title Sponsor), Mechanics Savings Bank (Awards Sponsor), Emerson Chevrolet (Putting Contest Sponsor), Cybex (Breakfast Sponsor), Androscoggin Bank (Lunch Sponsor), Skelton Taintor & Abbott (Cart Sponsor), Provider Power/Electricity Maine (Cart Sponsor), Kris-Way Truck Leasing, Hahnel Brothers Company, Auburn Savings Bank, BJ Investments, Woodard and Associates CPA, M & P Used Auto Parts, Cailler Painters, Roy I. Snow, Pat's Pizza of Auburn, The Sheridan Corporation, Sprinkler Systems Inc, Everett J. Prescott, Inc., Robustelli Soucy Hussey, PA, Brunswick Steel, Inc., Linnell Choate & Webber, LLP, Emerson Toyota, Norman Hanson & Detroy, Whited Truck Center, Davinci's Eatery, Spectrum Medical Group, Central Maine Orthopaedics, Southern Maine Auto Auction, Platz Associates, Hoop Camp, BGA Financial, Patrons - Oxford Insurance, Eastern Fire Protection, Electrical Systems of Maine, Bilodeau Insurance Agency, Twin City Financial Group, Mac's Grill, Dionne & Couturier, Gosselin & Dubord, PA, Pine Tree Waste Services, Lewiston Pawn Shop, Hammond Lumber Company, Rowe Auburn, Chapman Trucking, Roopers Beverages and Redemptions, Sun Journal, Berry Dunn, T & M Commercial Funding, Inc., Edward Little H.S. Grandstand Club, and Dunkin Donuts