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Register foursome today to golf in Youth Services tourney at BCC on July 22

REGISTER A FOURSOME TODAY FOR THE TOURNEY JUNE 22

Youth Services invites area golfers to participate in its annual golf tournament at Brattleboro Country Club on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. This is the 35th year that Youth Services has organized this tournament to support the safety net for youth in our community, making it the longest-running charity tournament in the area.

Registration opens at 11 a.m. and there will be free gourmet bag lunches. The shotgun start for the Scrambles format tournament will take place at noon.  The tournament will follow CDC and State regulations for social distancing so may need to change to a tee-time format.  Following the tournament, players and teams will head their separate ways for dinner.

The tournament’s Hole-In-One Contest prizes are sponsored by Brattleboro Subaru and include: 2020 Subaru Impreza; a 60-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV; a $500 Visa Gift Card; and Callaway Irons. Prizes will also be awarded for low gross and low net game scores, as well as for the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin and Closest to the Line for both men and women.  Mulligans also will be on sale, and the traditional putting contest will take place during the tournament.

A hallmark of the tournament is a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop at the close of the tournament, in which the owner of the winning golf ball collects $3000 cash. This helicopter raffle is donated by Renaud Bros.  Individuals do not need to be part of the tournament to buy golf balls, priced at $100 each, nor be present at the drop to win the cash prize. Buckets of golf balls will be dropped from 20 feet on the fairway at the Brattleboro Country Club. A maximum of 100 balls, now available for purchase, will be sold, with the odds of winning are high.

Youth Services Corporate Sponsors include Pacesetters: Headwater Precision LLC, Brattleboro Subaru, The Richards Group, Presenter: Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors Sustainers: Brattleboro Savings & Loan, ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care, Edward Jones Investments, New Chapter, River Valley Credit Union, Silver Forest of Vermont, Vermont Country Deli. Patrons:, Brattleboro Retreat, C.E. Bradley Laboratories, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Chroma Technology, Crispe & Crispe, David Manning Inc., Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Phillips, Shriver, Dunn & Carroll PLLC, Trust Company of Vermont, Swiss Precision Turning. Associate Sponsors: Cota & Cota Oil Co., Price Chopper/Golub Foundation, Stevens & Associates, True North Granola, and W.W. Building Supply.

All proceeds from the tournament, which annually nets close to $15,000, will help support Youth Services’ programs.  Now celebrating its 46th year helping local families thrive, Youth Services promotes the healthy development of nearly 1,500 local youth and families each year.

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.  Registration encouraged on-line at www.youthservicesinc.org/golf. Tournament participants must provide their handicap or average game score. To buy a golf ball for the drop, visit www.youthservicesinc.org/ball-drop.

 

Youth Services’ Annual Golf Tournament received strong community, corporate support

A enthusiastic turn out by local golfers —78 in all — and strong corporate support, made Youth Services’ 34th Annual Golf Tournament a rousing success, generated nearly $15,000 to help underwrite the agency’s programs. The tournament was held at the Brattleboro Country Club on July 24, a breezy 80-degree day with sunny skies.

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The Elizabeth Walker team of Andrea Nelson, Eileen Ranslow, Terry Boyce and Elizabeth Walker won First Gross, with the Brattleboro Food Coop team of Bob Lyons, Sabine Rhyne, Jeff Houle and Tracy Sloan finishing First Net.

The Springfield Housing Authority team of Bill Morlock, Mike Augustauskas, David Nichols and Tracy Johnson took Second Gross with the Cersosimo Industries team of Michael Cersosimo, Brian Knowles, Bruce Davis and Wayne Wright taking Second Net.

Elizabeth Walker won the prize for the Women’s Longest Drive. Sabine Rhyne took Women’s Closest to the Line with Maggie Aldrich winning the prize for Women’s Closest to the Pin.

In the Men’s Division, Brian Knowles took the prize for Men’s Longest Drive. Dave Anderson took Men’s Closest to the Line with Paul Saccoccio winning Men’s Closest to Pin.

Youth Services’ Executive Director Russell Bradbury-Carlin, together with staff member Gail Bourque, ran a Putting Contest which raised close to $200 for the agency.  The winner of the Putting Contest was Bonnie McKellar.

For the sixth year in a row, there was a silent auction and over 50 items and services were raffled thanks to the generosity of local businesses who has supported the fundraiser with contributions in-kind.

Dave Manning helps helicopter pilot Michael Renaud with the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop raffle.

A special feature was the 7th year Helicopter Golf Ball Drop thanks to the Renaud Bros, Inc. helicopter, piloted by Mike Renaud and assisted by David Manning. 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 Melanie Boese of Brattleboro, VT with ball #46.

Because of struggles with substance abuse in her family, Boese pledges to donate her winnings to Youth Services new Substance Abuse treatment program.  Jeff Morse and Gene Wrinn had the next closest balls. Melanie Boese was also top bidder on the helicopter ride that evening.

Winner of the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop, Melanie Boese.

MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR (Golf Tournament)

G. S. Precision

PRESENTING SPONSOR (Gala)

Twombly Wealth Management

SUSTAINER SPONSORS

Brattleboro Savings & Loan

Chroma Technology

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care

Edward Jones Investments

New Chapter

River Valley Credit Union

Silver Forest of Vermont

Vermont Country Deli

 

PATRON SPONSORS

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

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS

Cota & Cota Oil Co.

Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation

Stevens & Associates, PC

True North Granola

WW Building Supply

MEDIA SPONSORS

Brattleboro Reformer

WTSA

 

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 www.youthservicesinc.org

 

Helicopter Golf ball Drop

Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Raffle

 WIN $3000!  Help Homeless youth!

Click Here to Buy A Golf Ball to Compete!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 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 Fairway.  The closest ball to the pin wins its owner a CASH PRIZE of $3000!

(WINNER NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN CASH)

(call 802-257-0361  to request specific ball)

DOWNLOAD SIGN UP & RULES SHEET

Sponsored by Renaud Bros., Inc.

SAVE THE DATE for 35th 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 www.catamounthm.com  Youth Services has posted additional photos on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/youthservicesinc?fref=ts

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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 www.catamounthm.com To volunteer, email info@youthservicesinc.org or call (802) 257-0361.