5TH ANNUAL EAST COAST CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
All funds raised in High Fives’ Charity Golf Tournaments go to the High Fives Foundation’s Empowerment Fund to be distributed amongst Athlete’s fitting the mission across North America. The $26,000 raised at this year’s tournament helped push the tournament total to over $100,000, which will be used to support September grant applicants. Learn about the 7th Annual West Coast Charity Golf Tournament & the 3rd Annual Colorado Golf Tournament!
Our community in VT continues to spread with the opportunity to have hosted the 5th Annual High Fives Golf Tournament in Killington this year. It was exciting to have this venue hosting this fundraiser, thank you Killington Mountain Resort for a great event!
Vermont native and High Fives Executive Director Roy Tuscany
On August 13th, the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Vermont Charity Golf Tournament. The event, sponsored by GoPro, Vermont North Ski Shop and Kingsbury Companies changed locations this year from Stowe Country Club to the beautiful Killington Golf Course in Central Vermont. Killington generously donated the course to the Foundation.
Following the 12:00pm registration, the day’s events kicked off with lunch provided by Boar’s Head meats from Davis Family Deli Provisions and a “Break the Glass” competition sponsored by Elevation Physical Therapy where golfers attempted to shatter a pane of glass from a challenging distance. At the end of the contest, there was one clear winner – Mad River Valley, VT native, Bud Murphy.
After 5 years of trying to break the glass, this year I did it. I was super surprised and really enjoy supporting High Fives Foundation and the athletes in need at this fun annual event.
Mad River Valley, VT native, Bud Murphy
At 2:00pm the 136 golfers loaded their carts, made their way to their assigned holes and awaited the shotgun start. There were 34 teams in total, and they were all gunning for prizing for the top three scores in the scramble-format tournament.
Along with best team prizes, throughout the day there are an array of on-course challenges like the Head Skis Men’s and Women’s Long Drive, the Smith Optics Baseball Bat Longest Drive, the CMH Men’s and Wpmen’s Closest to the Pin, and the Air Cannon sponsored by Zeal Optics. Everyone had a chance to win!
Following the round of golf, the following teams/individuals were awarded great prizing from locally and nationally recognized brands.
The night ended with awards at Killington’s Lookout Tavern and music from VT’s infamous DJ Professor.
First Place Team: Team Wilson – John Wilson, Tina Wilson, Toby Munsil, Matt Conroy
Second Place Team: Team Kohl – Jimmy Kohl, Matt Groom, Ian Groom, Buddy Ryan
Third Place Team: Team Smith – Chad Waters, Greg Hadley, Rob Pelletier, Jim Hogan
Last Place Team: Team Village Cannery – Chris Mounts, Andrew Bourgeois, Joe Shepard, Adam McVinegar
Head Skis Men’s Long Drive: Adam Palmiter
Head Skis Women’s Long Drive: Katie Babic
CMH Men’s Closest to the Pin: Justin Beckwith
Elevated PT Break the Glass Contest: Bud Murphy
CMH Women’s Closest to the Pin: Amy Brusa
Rome Snowboards Putting Contest: Jon Wilson
Zeal Optics Air Cannon: Jeff Alexander