Close to a half-million dollars has been raised by the Highland Classic Charity Golf Tournament that's celebrating its 19th anniversary on Friday.
AMHERST – The Highland Classic Charity Golf Tournament has come a long way since the first ball was struck at the Amherst Golf Club 19 years ago.
The tournament, that raises money for the Cumberland Health Care Foundation, is set for Friday at the golf club and is nearing the half-million-dollar mark in money raised since the first event in 1996.
“The money raised from the tournament goes to support the board of directors in its efforts to direct funds where needed most such as in new equipment and in programs,” foundation managing director Gwen Kerr said. “Money raised is unrestricted in nature and enables us to more fully meet the needs of the hospital.”
The tournament generally raises about $30,000 each year.
As in other years, there are four major hole-in-one prizes.
Scotia Hyundai is providing a car as a the hole-in-one prize for Number 4, Archway Insurance is offering a cash prize for Number 9, Fort Equipment is providing a Kubota B3550 cab and loader tractor for acing Hole 13 and Amherst Chrysler is providing a car for acing Hole 15.
Kerr said there are 30 teams registered for the 18-hold event with some of the holes including food stations, where golfers can take a break and enjoy some refreshments.