The 2nd Annual Megan’s House Golf Tournament raised big money for the residential treatment home, while also raising the spirits of all who participated.
Nearly 150-golfers filled Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut on a gorgeous Monday morning, June 20th for a great day of golf, food and fun. Proceeds are still pouring in and being tallied up, but early estimates have the event raising over $30,000 for the Megan House Foundation.
The golf portion of the day was won by the group of Tommy Erickson, Brian Woods, Joe Grenham and Jeff Thomas, who carded an impressive 17-under par 53 to top the large field of golfers.
Members of that union have volunteered countless hours constructing Megan’s House and the adjacent homes which will be sold and auctioned off to help raise more money for the Foundation. Their impressive winning score proves they are as skilled with a set of golf clubs as they are with a set of tools.
In keeping with the fun-filled spirit of the day, an award was handed out to the last place finishers; a free round of mini golf for each team member. The tournament also featured a hole in one by 17-year old Cam Martin on the Par-3 12th hole. Unfortunately for Martin, the 12th wasn’t the Hole in One contest, which would have earned him a 2-year lease on a brand new automobile from the Gervais Group of Auto Dealers. His magical shot did win him an iPad Mini, however.
When the golfing ended the luncheon portion of the day took center stage with State Representative Tom Golden serving as Honorary Chair of the tournament. The longtime member of Lowell’s House delegation has been at the forefront of the opioid issue, calling attention to the crisis as far back as 2007 when very few people were aware of what was happening.
Golden’s presence as Honoray Chair, coupled with the great cause, brought out the rest of Lowell’s House delegation of Representatives Dave Nangle and Rady Mom. Lowell City Manager Kevin Murphy was also on hand, along with a number of current and former City Councilors.
Representative Golden’s wide network of friends and admirers was also vital to the success of the golf tournament, as folks contributed in a number of ways besides participating in the golf tournament or the luncheon immediately following. Many donated raffle and auction items. Others joined an effort to honor Golden by making matching $500 contributions on 980 WCAP-AM or dropping money off at the radio station in his name.
As if that wasn’t enough, the popular State Rep served as auctioneer at the end of the day, sometimes cajoling, other times needling attendees into large bids on a wide variety of items that had been donated.
The Megan House Foundation would like to thank all who contributed to the success of this event, including our many sponsors, golfers and volunteers. Their generosity will go a long way toward ensuring the residents of Megan’s House continue to receive the treatment and services necessary to help them overcome addiction and grow to lead independent lives.