HCRS 12th annual Golf Tournament raises over $22,000

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First place team Elden Dube, Gary Neil, Jay Zanleoni, and Cliff Harper. Photo provided

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Health Care and Rehabilitation Services hosted its 12th annual Golf Tournament fundraiser at the beautiful Woodstock Country Club June 14. The event raised more than $22,000 for the nonprofit agency’s alternative school for boys in Newfane – the Kindle Farm School.

A field of 88 players competed for numerous prizes. The first place team award went to Elden Dube, Gary Neil, Jay Zanleoni, and Cliff Harper. Second place went to Robert Kischko, Joe Coutermarsh, Nick Sceggell, and Mark Wheeler. Hal Moore, Dan Sherburne, Jim Lynch, and Bill Kuhnert won third place. The low score all-women’s team award went to Suzy Coutermarsh, Lynda Jo Gregory, Sandy Thomas, and Sherry Richardson. Winners of the longest drive award were Courtney Veuthey and Nick Sceggell; Laurel Denny and Nick Sceggell won the closest to the hole awards.

HCRS would like to thank the numerous individuals, businesses, and organizations who generously supported this event. Without their contributions, this successful fundraiser would not have been possible.

Sponsors included: The Richards Group, tournament sponsor; Pareto Captive Services, lunch sponsor; Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Kittell, Branagan, & Sargent, Credible, Crown Point Cabinetry, MVP Health Care, Claremont Savings Bank, and SymQuest, gold sponsors; The Common Man, silver sponsors; People’s United Bank and Principal Financial Group, bronze sponsors; Red House Press, golf ball sponsor; Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, Springfield Rotary Club, Cota & Cota Oil, River Valley Credit Union, Brattleboro Retreat, ServPro, and Northeast Delta Dental, Counseling Services of Addison County, ARC Mechanical Contractors, UNUM, and JB Auto, Inc., hole sponsors.

All funds raised will support programming at Kindle Farm School. Kindle works with students in grades 2-12 who are unable to remain in a traditional classroom setting. By the time they arrive at Kindle Farm, these students are disillusioned with the educational process, which has been unable to meet their unique needs. Kindle Farm works with each student, tailoring their education based on their individual challenges, developing strong relationships, and building upon small successes. Oftentimes, after gaining new skills at Kindle Farm, these students are able to transition back into their sending school. However, many students will remain at Kindle Farm, graduating with a solid education and a variety of vocational skills.

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