Block Island Lions Club Golf Tournament

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 4:45pm
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On Monday, July 12, the Block Island Lions Club held its 35th annual golf tournament at the Richmond Country Club. Players from the island, as well as many mainland players, joined together for a great day of golf.
All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund. Each year the Club awards one or two Block Island School graduating seniors a scholarship and will continue for three additional years if the student is in good academic standing. The students who are currently receiving scholarships are: Andre Miller, Julia Butcher, Fiona Crawford, Moira O’Neill, Charlotte Hall and Stephanie Rich.
The winning team was led by Adam Sandel of Mechanical HVAC with a score of 10 under. Richmond Country Club donated a free round of golf for four. Team member Ray LaJoie had the men’s longest drive. Women’s longest drive was awarded to Tammy Tyler of Tyler Electrical. Andy Foehr won the 50/50 raffle. Other raffle winners were Pete Parlapiano, Mark Vaillancourt and Ray LaJoie.
The golf committee would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their support: Interstate Navigation provided complimentary round-trip boat tickets. Throughout the years, the Linda family has donated tickets for the July and September tournaments. Tee sponsors: In Memory of Block Island Plumbing and Heating, donated by long-time employee, Gary Delaney, Star Department Store, New England Airlines, Ballard Hall Sales Group, Sullivan Real Estate, Block Island Realty, Beach Real Estate, Phillips Real Estate, Block Island Reservations, Hotel Manisses, Mike Tripp, CPA, North Atlantic Builders, Stix-Man Construction, Jarrosak Woodwrights Ltd., Doug Michel Construction, VAL Construction, JEM Construction, Coventry Lumber, Mechanical HVAC, Riverhead Building Supply, Sarah Szabo of New York Life Insurance, Billeri & McGarry Insurance Company, Block Island Recycling Management, Block Island Sports Shop, BI Fishworks, Capt. Nick’s, Block Island Linen Rental and Rebecca’s Take-Out. Prizes were donated by: Ballard’s Resort, New England Airlines, Kimberly’s, Poor People’s Pub and Tigerfish. Andy Fletcher, former golf committee chairperson, donated a box of tees for all the players.

The support of all those involved is appreciated by the committee members: Rob Closter, Mary Lawless, Jon McCusker, Chelsea Redd and Michele
Phelan.