2014-07-10 / Letters

Scramble helps children in need

To the editor:

The Robbie Foundation wants to thank numerous members of the community that helped make the fourth annual Robbie Foundation Golf Scramble a huge success.

The scramble was held at Dunegrass Golf Club in Old Orchard Beach on June 23. Thanks to the hard work and generosity from numerous businesses in the Greater Portland area, the scramble raised $19,600 for children and youth with developmental disabilities in Maine.

During the past four years, the Robbie Foundation has raised more than $100,000 for this special population. The money has paid for adaptive equipment, therapy treatments and other services that are not covered by insurance.The scramble had 29 teams participate and involved nearly 100 golfers. The Robbie Foundation wants to thank the scramble’s gold sponsors: Varney Insurance Agency, Classic Eyewear in Scarborough and its owner, Paulette Thibodeau and Scott Kent of United Insurance. Huge thanks to Walgreens for the company’s continued support; Walgreens had two teams participate from Maine and New Hampshire.The foundation also wants to thank the hole-in-one sponsor, Rowe Ford of Westbrook and other donors and friends that made the scramble a big success: Poland Springs, Coca-Cola, Michaud Distributors, Golf & Ski, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Whole Foods, Delta Dental and Shipyard Brewing Company. A big thanks to David Goyet of Saco & Biddeford Savings and his wife, Chrissy Goyet with Maine Real Estate in Saco, they were responsible for donating high quality golf balls. Another big thanks to Niel Nielson of Maine Veterinary Referral Center of Scarborough, who donated golf towels for the scramble.

Also, thanks to photographer Bill Lee who captured all the action and special moments from this fun day and to all of the volunteers who help make the scramble possible.

Lynn Gierie, founder Robbie Foundation

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