This weekend is the Southborough Golf Club’s 3rd annual fundraiser for ALS ONE. I’m reminding readers to book their tee times.
The fundraiser will take place from Saturday, October 9 through Monday, October 11. Organizers encourage booking in advance:
The popularity of the course is at an all time high, so booking tee times in advance is highly recommended. We thank those that have participated in the past to make this a great tradition, and we look forward to a fun holiday weekend in support of a great cause.
As I previously posted, donations for the fundraiser will be handled differently this year. Players will pay the usual greens fees and the club will donate $10 per player (about half the fee) to ALS One.* (Players will also be given an option to add their own contributions.)
The fundraiser is again sponsored by club management and the Board of Selectmen. Former Selectman Brian Shea coordinated with with Bill Harrison (GC Management Company) and Jen DiMartino (ALS ONE) on behalf of the Board. He shared the news with a reminder as to why supporting ALS research and patient care** is personal to Southborough officials:
Our Town lost our friends Brian Shifrin and John Wilson too soon to this disease, and both John and Brian played prominent roles in making sure that the course continued following construction of the public safety complex. We are thrilled to continue this tradition in their memory.
You can read more about Wilson’s and Shifrin’s roles in relation to the golf course in my 2019 post.
*Greens fees vary from $18-22 depending on age of player and time of day. (For those golfers with season passes, their normal greens fee of $5 per round will be fully donated to ALS One.)
**The non-profit ALS ONE describes itself as:
an unprecedented partnership of world leaders in ALS research and care who have joined forces to help cut bureaucratic red tape to combat the disease more efficiently and effectively for all.