Bristol Rotary Club raises over $6K at first ever mini golf fundraiser

Published on Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:19
Written by Catherine Shen


BRISTOL - The Bristol Rotary Club held its first mini golf fundraiser on Sunday, starting a new tradition to raise funds to support local youth programs.

Held at Hidden Valley Miniature Golf, it was the very first mini golf tournament the club held after over 30 years of traditional golf tournaments. Hidden Valley served as a presenting sponsor. Over 50 people participated in the tournament and according to event organizers, the young players thought it was hard but fun, and the adults had a good time too.

The club, founded in 1927, supports a wide range of programs, including local health care facilities to early education initiatives, from museums to historical entities to environmental and scientific programs. Their focus is largely directed toward causes which address the needs of the young people of the community, according to the club.

“Our rotary club raises money for scholarships for Bristol Central High School InterAct students and Bristol-based youth programs,” said Mary Etter, club president.

The inaugural tournament has raised over $6,000 and donations are still coming in.

“We’re so excited at the response of the community for this new event. Families are helping our club raise funds to help the local nonprofits run their awesome programs - it’s a great fit!” she said.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:19. Updated: Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:22.