|GREATER SPRINGFIELD The 32nd annual Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament/Jeffrey Vinick Memor-ial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 13 at Crestview Country Club in Agawam, The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Ellington Ridge Country Club in Connecticut and Springfield Country Club in West Springfield. |
Organized by the Jimmy Fund Council of Western Massachusetts, this year's goal is to match and exceed last year's total of $476,000 for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The tournament reached a lifetime fund-raising goal in 2009 of more than $8 million. A catered lunch is served on each course and the day's festivities are capped off with a celebratory dinner and silent auction at Chez Josef in Agawam.
The tournament takes place each year in memory of Jeffery Vinick, an 18-year-old, three-sport varsity athlete who, 28 years ago, lost his life to cancer.
Vinick lived in Longmeadow and excelled at soccer, basketball and baseball. He graduated from Longmeadow High School in 1981 and attended Springfield College for a few months before he passed away in March of 1982. A year later, the Western Massachusetts event was named in Vinick's honor.
Interested golfers may contact the Jimmy Fund Golf Program at (866) 521-4653 or visit www.jfvinickgolf.org for more information on joining a team.