LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Block Island Lions Club Golf Tournament results
To the Editor,
On Monday, July 11, the Block Island Lions Club held its 36th annual golf tournament at the Richmond Country Club. Players from the island, as well as many mainland golfers, joined together for a perfect day of golf.
All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund or educational enrichment programs for Block Island School students. Each year the Club awards one or two graduating seniors a scholarship and will continue for three additional years if the student is in good academic standing. The students who are currenting receiving scholarships are: Julia Butcher, Fiona Crawford, Moira O’Neill, Charlotte Hall, Stephanie Rich, Rory Crawford and Amira Veldman-Wilson.
The winning team with a score of 8-under consisted of: Scott Heinz, Chris Phelan, Rich Martin and Austin Martin. Richmond Country Club donated a free round of golf for four and they each received a $25 gift certificate to the Red Bird. Tammy Tyler of Tyler Electrical, the sole woman golfer in this tournament, won prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. Mark Gentile won the men’s closest to the pin and Dave Casperson won the longest drive. Chris Robb won the 50/50 raffle. Other raffle winners were: Mike Anderson, Jon Bates, Mark Emmanuelle, Dave Joyner, Chris Robb, and Dave Foley.
The golf committee would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their support: Interstate Navigation provided complimentary round-trip boat tickets. For many years the Linda family has donated tickets for the July and September tournaments. New England Airlines has been long-time supporters donating flights for two from Westerly to Block Island as well as tee sponsorship. Thank you to our tee sponsors and prize donors, many who have been generous throughout the years. Captain Nick’s, B.I. Fishworks, Sarah Szabo/N.Y. Life, Rebecca’s, North Atlantic Builders, Beach Real Estate, Stixman Construction, Billeri & McGarry Insurance Co., Phillips Real Estate, Doug
Michel Construction, B.I. Linen Rental, Cory Bates of Coventry Lumber, Mechanical HVAC, B.I. Reservations, McPick, Sullivan Real Estate, Dionne & Son’s Piping, Omni Wealth Management, Star Department Store, Mike Tripp, CPA, Red Bird Liquor Store, Gencarelli Landscaping of Westerly donated by Gary Delaney, The Beachead, Atlantic Inn and Eli’s, The National Hotel, VAL Construction, B.I. Sport Shop, The Oar and the Ice Cream Place.
The support of all those involved is appreciated by the committee members:
Rob Closter, Mary Lawless,
Jon McCusker, Chelsea Redd,
and Michele Phelan.