Sunday, July 19, 2015

RSU14 athletic golf tournament annual event for a good cause - By Stephanie Coffin

It was a beautiful day last Saturday to be on the greens at Point Sebago in Casco, where 25 teams of both men and women played a game of golf and enjoyed a barbeque while soaking in the sun, all to support a local fundraiser. This is the fourth year in row that Windham athletic director Rich Drummond has put together this tournament for the district. The tournament celebrates the athletic department in RSU14. 

Drummond wanted to start the tournament as a culminating event after a school year. It's also a nice community event that has received great feedback. Financially, it has helped provide extra items needed for the athletic department. The profits that are raised are to help support the athletic department anywhere it is needed. This year’s proceeds will fund a junior varsity golf coach and a first team field hockey coach.

In years past as many as 32 teams have participated (36 teams is considered a full field), it has always had a great turn out. Local people and businesses have helped to sponsor the tournament in many ways. Some businesses donate monies towards the event while others help with prize donations that are then raffled off. These prizes range from apparel with Windham Eagle embroidered on them, Nike apparel, framed sports photography, sporting event tickets, and trophies to take home. Teams that come back year after year and new participants in this event, all look forward to a day of golf, sharing some laughs, enjoying bantering conversation with other teams, and making new acquaintances. This year’s events brought about a team that included Boston Celtic legend Dave Cowen who has retired to our local area. Everyone including Cowen is just out to enjoy the day, enjoy the great game of golf all for a good cause.

The tournament has proven to be a great community event and a nice way to kick off the summer after a long school year. Drummond would like to express how pleased he is that the community embraced this event and continues to support it year to year. If you would like more information in regards to donating towards this great event and/or would like to put a team together for next year please contact Rich Drummond at

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