Aroostook—The 13th annual TD Bank/NMCC Golf Tournament raised $18,500 for student scholarships, during this year’s tournament and auction. The potentially rainy day did not keep away the twenty-six teams of three who participated in the scramble at the Aroostook Valley Country Club in Fort Fairfield on Thursday, August 9th.
The sponsorships and donations from many local and statewide businesses amounted to approximately $12,000. The live and silent auction items raised nearly $6000—which featured tickets to a Boston Red Sox game, an autographed jersey from Boston Bruins player Brad Marchand and an autographed baseball from Boston Red Sox relief pitcher, Heath Hembree.
“TD Bank is very pleased with our collaboration with the Northern Maine Community College Foundation,” said Jeff Pangburn, Vice President, Relationship Manager in Commercial Services. “This tournament has provided a wonderful opportunity to get together with our clients and others in the community for a day of fun and support of NMCC students.”
“We are very grateful for the continuing support of TD Bank as the title sponsor of this tournament. All of our sponsors and players are generous in their support of the NMCC Foundation and ultimately to our students,” said Dr. Dottie Martin, Executive Director of the NMCC Foundation. “In its 13-year history, this tournament has raised over $230,000 for scholarships.”
The winning team at the tournament was Bobby Russell, Hiram Towle and Ralph Michaud. First net went to the team of Bill Egeler, Bill Casavant and Steve Clark. Second net went to Steve Ouellette, Justin Dubois and David Saucier; and the team of Jeff Pangburn, Joey Bard and Scott Kent took third net. Hiram Towle won the longest men’s drive, and Jennifer Flynn won the longest women’s drive. For the closest to the pin contest, Jason Woolard won the prize and the chipping contest (in the cup!) went to Ralph Michaud.
The key to the success of this fund raising tournament is always the support of the sponsors. In addition to the title sponsor, major sponsors of the event were ABM Mechanical, Louisiana Pacific Corporation, McCain Foods, and MMG Insurance. The lunch sponsors were Aramark, Dead River, Outdoor Sports Institute, P&E Distributors and Theriault Equipment.
Hole sponsors were: County Super Spuds/Penobscot McCrum; Daigle Oil Company; Emera Maine; Frank Martin Sons, Inc.; Gallagher Insurance; Huber Engineered Woods, LLC; Levesque Business Solutions; Maine Oxy/Lynox Cleaning Solutions; RM Davis; Seven Islands Land Company; The Aroostook Medical Center; and WBRC Architects and Engineers.
Half-hole sponsors were A & L Construction; Bradstreet Family Farm; Buck Construction; Richard Engels, Esq.; F.A. Peabody; Felch & Company; Husson University; NAPA Auto Parts; NMCC Bookstore/Follett; NMCC Student Senate; NMCC Phi Theta Kappa Chapter; NMCC Skills USA Organization; NMCC Student Nurses Association; Soderberg Construction; Sullivan Floor Covering; TEMPO Employment Services; United Insurance/Hayden Perry Agency; and WHOU-FM.