Aroostook County – Northern Maine Community College students will be the beneficiaries of more than $18,500 in scholarships funds raised through the TD Bank Golf Tournament to benefit the NMCC Foundation, held recently at the Aroostook Valley Country Club in Fort Fairfield.
Even though the weather was drizzling and windy, sixty-five golfers teed off for the annual scramble. Supporters and guests joined the golfers for a dinner and auctions that followed play at AVCC.
“TD Bank is extremely pleased with our continuing partnership with the NMCC Foundation by again hosting this annual golf tournament to support the scholarship program. It is a wonderful opportunity to join together for a day of fun with our customers, employees, NMCC staff, sponsors and NMCC Foundation donors to raise financial support for students who are continuing their education,” stated Jeff Pangburn, TD Bank Vice President, Senior Commercial Relationship Manager.
This marks the fourteenth year TD Bank has partnered with the NMCC Foundation to host a golf tournament. To date the tournaments have raised almost $273,000 for scholarship funds.
“We are most grateful to TD Bank employees Jeff Pangburn and Debbie Johnston who worked closely with staff from NMCC to make this annual event a success. We also appreciate the continuing support of TD Bank Management members Larry Wold, Marketing President-Commercial and Jason A. House, Regional Vice President. The funds raised will assist students who are looking to complete their education as they prepare to join the workforce in Aroostook County,” said NMCC President Timothy Crowley.
The winning team at the tournament was Paul Towle, Dan Ayoob, and Tom Towle with a score of 58. First net went to the team of Bill Egeler, Steve Clark and Bill Casavant with a score of 53.3. Second net went to Larry Shaw, Larry Wold and Jeff Plourde with a score of 54.9. The team of Pat Ward, Chad Cyr and Kevin Tuttle took third net with a tie breaker score of 59.1.
Other awards were presented to golfers for their individual achievements during the day. Closest to the pin prizes went to Melissa Thompson and Scott Violette. Jennifer Flynn won the longest women’s drive and Tom Towle won the men’s longest drive. Winner of the chipping contest was Erik Anderson whose ball landed only 10 ½ inches from the hole.
The honors were announced at the dinner following the tournament. Aside from presenting awards to the top golfers, the event featured a silent auction and a live auction. Travis Hussey of Aroostook Auction Board served as auctioneer.
A major key to the success of the fund-raising tournament was the support of the sponsors. In addition to the title sponsor, major sponsors for the event were ABM Mechanical, Emera Maine, Frank Martin Sons, Inc., Louisiana Pacific, MMG Insurance, and RM Davis. Aramark, Dead River, and Northern Maine Media-WHOU were lunch sponsors.
Dream Vacations was the sponsor for the Hole-In-One Contest. Other hole sponsors were Cary Medical Center, Columbia Forest Products, County Federal Credit Union, Daigle & Houghton, Daigle Oil Company, Gallagher Insurance, Huber Engineered Woods, LLC., Levesque Business Solutions, Machias Savings Bank, McCrum Family Holdings, LLC., Northern Light AR Gould, P&E Distributors, Seven Islands Land Co., and WBRC Architects-Engineers.
Half-hole sponsors were A&L Construction, Inc., Bradstreet Family Farm, LLC., Buck Construction, Inc., Richard Engels, F.A. Peabody, Felch & Company, LLC., NMCC Bookstore-Follett, Soderberg Co., Sullivan’s Floor Covering, Thompson & Hamel, LLC, and United Insurance. Also, four NMCC student organizations were sponsors: NMCC Student Senate, NMCC Student Nurses Association, NMCC Skills USA and Phi Theta Kappa.