Six years ago a small group of people who golf at Okemo Valley Golf Course decided to hold a friendly golf tournament, the cost to be in the tournament was a bag full of food which would be give to Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow.
This year, on September 23, 16 friends met again to enjoy a day of golf followed by a pot luck dinner at one of the members homes. The cost of participating this year changed for a very good reason...the golfers found out that a $10 donation to BRGNS would become 30 pounds worth of food to feed their neighbors in need. A total of $325 was raised, which means 975 lbs of food will be purchased for the BRGNS Food Shelf.
Those who participated this year were Jim & Carol Mohan, Judy Snyder, Dave Moulton, Larry Plumb, Mary Lou Shaw, Peg Carridi, Martha Damone, Bob Smith, Marty Harrison, Pat and Dave Hasselman, Val and John MacNamara and Christine & Jim Fuller.
"The hope is to start expanding this Friends of BRGNS tournament in future years. The end results will mean more food for a cause that we feel very strongly about, after all BRGNS is a neighborhood resource that serves Cavendish, Proctorsville, Plymouth, Mt. Holly and Ludlow and we are pleased to help them." Said Jim Mohan who has organized the teams for the last 6 years. Jim also added "we want to thank OVGC for helping us organize out little group and for donating prizes".
Finishing in First Place was the team of John MacNamara, Christine Fuller, Martha Damone, and Pat Hasselman, for closest to the Pin, the men's winner was Jim Fuller and the ladies winner was Christine Fuller.