In picture-perfect weather, golfers hit the links at Atkinson Resort & Country Club on Monday, June 11 for the 18th Annual Merrimack Valley Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s golf outing raised more than $20,000 for Merrimack Valley Charities, the charitable fundraising arm of Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU).
The field of golfers took to the links with a 1:30 pm shot gun start. They played through the course, stopping to participate in contests including On The Green, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Hole In One.
The players returned to dinner, where 92.5 The River host Crozby led the festivities. Golfers were addressed by Peter Matthews, president and CEO of MVCU, and they viewed a video highlighting just a sample of the nonprofit organizations that MV Charities supports.
Golfers had numerous opportunities to raise additional funds for the benefiting organizations throughout the Merrimack Valley. Many participated in the raffle, where they could win prizes such as The Phantom Gourmet gift cards, Visa and American Express gift cards, and numerous other items, all of which were donated. The silent auction featured some popular items, including a pair of tickets to see the Eagles at the TD Garden, Red Sox tickets, and a David Ortiz autographed bottle of Arias wine.
The money raised will be distributed to nonprofit organizations throughout the Merrimack Valley. MVCU and MV Charities contributes to more than 60 community-based organizations annually, including those dedicated to ending homelessness, feeding the hungry, curing childhood diseases, supporting local veterans, and providing scholarships.
The event was sponsored by more than 40 organizations, including: Tournament Sponsor Synergent; Platinum Sponsor Fred C. Church; Gold Sponsors ABCorp-CCS, Cooperative Credit Union Association, Cummins Allison Corp, Delano Financial Management, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, and the Law Office of Arthur J Broadhurst; and Silver Sponsors Co-Op Financial Services, CU Auto Advisors, EasCorp, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, State National Companies, Tomlinson & Hatch, LLC, Vertifi, and Meridian Link/Lending QB.
Photo: 1st place team at the MVCU 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Atkinson Resort & Country Club. The foursome of Leo Romano, Geno Gelinas, Red Clarke, and Chad Alibozek accepted their prize of a $100 gift card each to Atkinson Resort & Country Club.