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Registration open for Youth Services’ Annual Golf Tournament

Youth Services invites area golfers to participate in its annual golf tournament at Brattleboro Country Club on Wednesday, July 24. This is the 34th year that Youth Services has organized this tournament to support the safety net for youth.

Registration opens at 11 and the shotgun start for the Scrambles format tournament will take place at 12:00 p.m. sharp.  Free bag lunch is provided. Following the tournament there will be a banquet, sponsored by G.S. Precision.

The all-inclusive registration fee for the tournament is $130 per individual or $520 per foursome. The fee covers greens fees and cart, a bag lunch, and dinner following the tournament at the country club’s new Italian restaurant, Bella Notte.  Dinner-only tickets may also be purchased for $35 each.  Early registration encouraged on-line at or call (802) 257-0361. To buy a golf ball for the helicopter drop, visit



Twombly Wealth Management


Brattleboro Savings & Loan

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care

Edward Jones Investments

New Chapter

River Valley Credit Union

Silver Forest of Vermont

Vermont Country Deli



Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors

Brattleboro Retreat

C.E Bradley Laboratories

Chroma Technology

C & S Wholesale Grocers

Crispe & Crispe

David Manning Inc.

Downs Rachlin & Martin PLLC

Green Mountain Tents

Phillips, Shriver, Dunn & Carroll, PC

Rolls Royce Nuclear

Trust Company of Vermont


Cota & Cota Oil Co.

Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation

Stevens & Associates, PC

True North Granola

WW Building Supply


Brattleboro Reformer



Spring Gala & Dance Show at SIT features local “celebrity” dancers

Our gala is your chance to witness local “celebrities” showcasing their dance skills while supporting a great cause!

If you like Dancing With the Stars-you didn’t want to miss this show!

On Saturday evening, April 27, Youth Services will hold its 2nd Annual Gala & Silent Auction at SIT’s International Center from 5 to 10 pm. The much anticipated event is a twist on television’s hit reality show, Dancing with the Stars. Billed as Can Windham County Dance? tickets are $90 per person ($55 of which is tax deductible).



MUSIC SPONSOR:                        MEDIA PRESENTING SPONSOR:The festive evening of food and drink sponsored by Twombly Wealth Management starts with a silent auction and cash bar from 5-6 p.m.  Click here to see highlights of auction items last year. Beginning at 6 p.m. wait staff will serve A Vermont Table buffet with entrees of Grilled Skirt Steak with Preserve Lemon & Parsley,  Oven Roasted Salmon with Creamed Spinach or Stuffed Delicata Squash (gluten free/vegetarian option). The side dishes are Broccoli with Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Flakes, Green Beans with Toasted Almond Butter, Maple Whipped Butternut Squash, and Fingerling Potatoes with Tarragon & Chive followed by Gourmet Ice Cream and Homemade Cookies

Stay tuned for more information on our local “celebrity” dancers who will be announced shortly. Top prize will be awarded to the dancer who raised the most donations to support Youth Services critical safety net for area young people.

Following the performances, DJ music from BE HEARD  Sound will showcase numerous eras to  liven the dance floor for all attendees.

We are grateful to Twombly Wealth Management as the gala’s Presenting Corporate Sponsor.  Youth Services Pacesetter Sponsors are The Richards Group, G.S. Precision and Brattleboro Subaru. Many thanks to all who attend and those who sponsor individual celebrity dancers!

Annual golf torney had strongest turnout in decade this year

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A very strong turn out by local golfers —116 in all — and strong corporate support, made Youth Services’ 31st Annual Golf Tournament a rousing success, generated over $20,000 to help underwrite the agency’s programs. The tournament was held at the Brattleboro Country Club on July 27, a warm 90 degree clear day. This was one of the highest turnouts since 2003, according to Russell Bradbury-Carlin, Youth Services executive director.

The team of Paul LaCoste, Mike Pacheco, Spencer Clason and Todd Waterman from H&R Block/Targett Ledgers won First Gross, with the Savings Bank of Walpole team of Steve Bianco, Gregg Tewksbury, Rick Wisell and Jason Kelley finishing First Net.

The Brattleboro Subaru Ford team of John Mundorf, Kevin Curtis, Ed Winseck and Manny Metaxes took Second Gross with the Brattleboro Savings & Loan team of Hugh Barber, Bill Crowley, George Roberge and Tammy Bischoff taking Second Net.

Allison Barber won the prize for the Women’s Longest Drive. Tracy Sloan took Women’s Closest to the Line with Kate McGinn winning the prize for Women’s Closest to the Pin.

In the Men’s Division, John Mundorf took the prize for Men’s Longest Drive. Dave Anderson took Men’s Closest to the Line with Jason Canaday winning Men’s Closest to Pin.

Youth Services’ Board member Rick Hashagen together with his grandson, Joshua Nordheim, ran a Putting Contest which raised $275 for the agency.  The winner of the Putting Contest was Guy Lindholm.

For the third year in a row, there was a silent auction and over 40 items and services were raffled thanks to the generosity of local businesses who has supported the fundraiser with gifts in kind.

A special feature was the 4th year Helicopter Golf Ball Drop thanks to the Renaud Bros, Inc. helicopter, piloted by Mike Renaud and assisted by his wife, Shirley. Individuals did not need to be part of the tournament to buy golf balls, priced at $100 each, nor be present at the drop to win. Buckets of golf balls were dropped from 20 feet on the fairway at the Brattleboro Country Club, with the winner of the $3000 cash prize being Lynn Herzog of Brattleboro, VT.  Bob Lyons of Newfane, VT, whose ball landed furthest from the pin won the 10-minute helicopter ride.

Pacesetters Sponsors are G.S. Precision; Brattleboro Ford Subaru; The Richards Group and TransCanada. Presenter Sponsors are People’s United Bank. Sustaining Sponsors are Brattleboro Savings & Loan; Chroma Technology; Edward Jones Investments; H & R Block; River Valley Credit Union; Swiss Precision Turning; Twombly Wealth Management; and Vermont Country Deli. Patron Sponsors are BAST Co; Brattleboro Retreat; C.E. Bradley Laboratories; David Manning Inc.; Trust Company of Vermont; Rolls Royce Nuclear; Savings Bank of Walpole; and VSECU. Associate Sponsors are Cota & Cota Oil Co. Parks Place Financial Advisors; and W.W. Building Supply.

All proceeds from the tournament helps support Youth Services’ programs.  Now celebrating its 44th year helping local families thrive, Youth Services transforms lives and inspires futures of more than 1500 local young people and families each year.

For more information or to get involved in Youth Services, call (802) 257-0361 or visit


Helicopter Golf ball Drop

Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Raffle

 WIN $3000!

Click Here to Buy A Golf Ball to Compete!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Brattleboro Country Club during Youth Services’ Annual Golf Tourney

One golf ball for $100, maximum sold will be 100.

It’s as simple as that!

Buckets of numbered golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter hovering over the 9th Fariway.  The closest ball to the pin wins its owner a CASH PRIZE of $3000!


A 10-minute Helicopter ride on the spot (weather permitting) will be auctioned  to the highest bidder during the banquet.


Sponsored by Renaud Bros., Inc.

SIGN UP NOW for 34th Annual Golf Tournament!

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BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE on April 1 benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program

Families, friends and teams from work are encouraged to save the date of Saturday, April 1 to celebrate the 36th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake to benefit  Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring program affiliated with Youth Services. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with teams signing up now for a one-hour time slot at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is the signature event of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs across the country and is the primary fundraiser for BBBS of Windham County. The success of this event ensures that we are able to continue providing a high quality mentoring program to the wonderful children and youth right here in Windham County!

FIRST, register your team fundraising page by clicking on “set up your fundraiser” then click on “start your own fundraiser” think of a really cool name and set up your page.  Determine your team’s fundraising goal (we require a minimum goal of $50 per person).

NEXT, Register your team for a bowling time by clicking HERE

THEN, start asking friends, family, neighbors, employers, and coworkers to lend a hand by making a donation of their choice.

And Finally…. join us at Brattleboro Bowl on Saturday, April 1 for a fun-filled event with free food, a raffle, giveaways and prizes for individuals and teams that raise the most pledges!

**If you don’t want to start your own team, join someone else’s or donate to the team of your choice!

Learn more about BFKS 2017 here

If you prefer to raise money off-line or in addition to on-line, download:

Team Roster

Bowler Pledge Sheet

Team Captain Packet

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Tammy Richards wins Catamount Half Marathon

The Catamount Half Marathon & 5K Race was held on a beautiful fall day, Sunday, October 4 in Brattleboro, VT. The race benefiting Youth Services of Windham County. Tammy Richards, 41 of Williamsville, VT was the overall winner with a time of 1:22. In second place was David Foster, 45 of Manchester, NH with a time of 1:26. Third was Mike Adrian, 47 of Newfane, VT with a time of 1:30.  Dana McClelland, 33 of Vernon, VT was fourth at 1:31 with Tom Frost, 50 of Rindge, NH coming in fifth. The race started at the Brattleboro Retreat grounds on Route 30, crossing both the Dummerston Covered Bridge and the historic Rice Farm Road Bridge as well as following Route 30’s scenic West River corridor. Youth Services  recruited several dozen water station volunteers.

Youth Services’ Pacesetter Sponsors are Brattleboro Subaru, GS Precision and TransCanada. Lead race sponsors were Marlboro College & Graduate Center, and Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters. To see other race times, visit  Youth Services has posted additional photos on their Facebook page at




Runners and Volunteers Sought for Catamount Half Marathon and 5K Races on


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Brattleboro, VT—The Catamount Half Marathon, presented by 3 C Race Productions on Sunday, Oct. 4 is being held for the second time in Brattleboro, VT and benefits Youth Services of Windham County.

According to its organizers, the race will start again this year at the Brattleboro Retreat grounds on Route 30. It will run a very scenic course through rural Vermont crossing both the Dummerston Covered Bridge and the historic Rice Farm Road Bridge in Brattleboro, VT as well as along Route 30’s scenic West River corridor. The accompanying 5 K race will give family and friends of the half marathoners their chance to compete as well.

In addition to runners, Youth Services is recruiting 20-30 volunteers to staff each of the six water stations and help direct racers on the race course from 8 a.m. to noon the day of the event. As a result of manning water stops and handling course marshal duties, twenty percent of all entry fees will go directly to support Youth Services programs which provides transformative prevention, intervention and development programs for young people and families in Windham County, VT communities.

3 Race Productions is the same team behind the New England Half Marathon Tour featuring the Wolf Hollow Half Marathon (NH); the Killington Half Marathon (VT); The Freeport Half Marathon (ME); the Fall River Half Marathon (MA); the Colt State Park Half Marathon (RI) and many more.

According to organizers, all runners will be treated to a first class experience featuring ChronoTrack B-Tag Chip Timing by Yankee Timing; technical shirts for all half marathoners; t-shirts for all 5 K runners; finisher medals for half marathoners; pint glasses to overall and age group winners; 6 water stops; port-a-potties on the race course; post-race refreshments including fresh fruit and pastries; a top notch make-your-own goodie bag; and more.

The Half Marathon/5K entry fees are $60/$30 before Sept. 27; $70/$35 up until Oct. 3; and $80/$40 on Race Day. Lead race sponsors are Marlboro College and Graduate Center and Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters. To register, visit To volunteer, email or call (802) 257-0361.