Thirty-six years after the “Chick Miller Memorial Tournament” was first introduced in 1983, the MAH Golf Classic once again brought together over 80 friends and staff of Mt. Ascutney Hospital (MAHHC) and Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC) to support quality health care for those in the Windsor-Woodstock region. The September 16 event was held under blue skies at the Woodstock Country Club.
“The MAH Classic brings people together for a great cause and a good time,” said Charles Clement, Director of Development at the Hospital. “Golfers enjoy playing at one of New England’s premier golf resorts while raising funds to support quality health care in our communities.”
Dr. Joseph Perras, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MAHHC noted that, “Over the years donations generated by the tournament have helped those served by MAHHC and OHC with facility upgrades and new services. Proceeds from this year’s Classic will support our behavioral health services at MAHHC, including Emergency Room renovations and Telepsychiatry resources for patients in crisis.
The day’s event included a luncheon at the country club and a raffle, plus a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, gift cards, and a variety of merchandise and services from local and regional businesses.
An awards presentation followed the tournament, with top honors going to Communicators Group – Jeff Whitcomb, Bill Beauregard, Nate Faulkner and Peter Johnson, who were low gross winners. The event’s low net winning team from Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital consisted of Todd Roberts, Kristen Kneisel Leaning, Chris Fallon, and Sue Mooney. Individual prizes were awarded to Dan McGee of Team Red River and Kristen Kneisel Leaning of Team Alice Peck Day for Longest Drive. Closest to the Pin honors went to Leesa Taft of Team Taft and Tim Reynolds of Team Marasa’s Masters. Jeff Whitcomb of Communicators Group won a set of tires by hitting his drive on the first hole “Closest to the Tire.”
The 2019 MAH Classic was sponsored in part by Great Eastern Radio, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, The Richards Group, Mr. Edward “Bud” Kissel, Dr. Rick Marasa, Mascoma Savings Bank, and R.C. Brayshaw. Other sponsorship support was provided by Red River, Tire Warehouse, Communicators Group, Northeast Delta Dental, Principal, Raintech Sound and Communications, Commonwealth Financial Network, White Mountains Insurance Group, Crown Point Cabinetry, Carroll Concrete, Mr. Orson St. John, Blood’s Catering & Party Rentals, and New England Air Systems.
Many thanks go to all of the players and sponsors who return year after year to support those who benefit from the services and programs provided by the Hospital and the Ottauquechee Health Center.