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~ Annual Golf Tournament ~
The Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, Inc. (CSF of Wakefield) held their annual Golf Tournament at the Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham on Monday, September 16, 2013 with Mike Curley shooting a 78 and winning the CSF tournament again. He also won the tournament in 2006 and 2008. Finishing second with an 84 was Brian McGrail and third with an 85 was P.J. Nelson.
After a light rain in the morning, the sun broke through in the afternoon as 40 participants received their greetings and ground rules from Bear Hill pro Eric Stephenson and tournament co-chairmen Tom Merchant and Bob Curran in preparation of the 12:15 shotgun start.
Pro shop gift certificates and trophies were awarded to the low gross and low net winners. The top three low net winners, determined by the Callaway System, had Bob Owens first with a 72, second was Steve Coyne with 73 and third was Rob Curley with a 74.
Prizes were also awarded for the longest drive on twelve, closest to the line on ten and closest to the pin on the four par threes. The longest drive went to John Willis and closest to the line was Ellie DePasquale. The closest to the pin on the second hole was Gene Mooney with 12’9”, on the seventh hole it was Bob Owens at 11’2”, on the eleventh hole it was Mike Curley at 9’9” edging Bob Curran by 1” and on the sixteenth Chris DeFeo was at 8’1”.
CSF is most grateful to the sponsors of this tournament the: Wakefield Cooperative Bank, the Wakefield Daily Item, and Flo’s Auto Bath. Volunteer Roberta DiNitto checked the golfers in and supplied them with a sleeve of Titelist golf balls.
Following the golf, the Bear Hill staff served a delicious buffet dinner including: salad, rolls, baked beans, corn on the cob, chicken and steak tips. Carole Curran and Marge O’Leary sold tickets for a special fundraising raffle, which offered more than 60 prizes including many gift certificates and golf equipment.
The CSF of Wakefield appreciates the generosity of the following merchants who made donations to the special raffle: Restaurant Molise, The Farmland, My Brother’s Place, Meletharb’s Ice Cream, Wakefield Bowladrome, McDonough’s Liquors, Ninety-Nine Restaurant of Stoneham, Brother’s Deli & Restaurant, Wakefield House of Pizza, Kipo’s Roast Beef, Billy’s Roast Beef & Seafood, Greenwood Wine & Spirits, Pedicure & Spa, All City T-Stop, Dino’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Laurie’s 9:09 Raw Bar and Steakhouse, Greatest Breakfast and Lunch, Lisa’s Family Pizzeria, The Chuck Wagon Diner, Quick & Clean Car Wash, The Optical House, Bamboo House, Big Jon's Pizza, North Ave. Diner, Prince Pizzeria & Bar of Saugus, Morena’s Cucina Rustica, Café Italia, Harrington’s Food & Spirits, Liberty Bell Roast Beef of Melrose, MG Fitness, Greenwood House of Pizza, Honey Dew Donuts, Hart’s Hardware, Longhorn Steakhouse of Reading, Oye’s Restaurant of Reading, Chili’s of Reading, Sun’n Air Golf Center in Danvers, Melrose Wakefield Florist of Melrose, Tom Merchant, Jay Pinette, Jack O’Leary and Jim Scott.
CSF is most grateful for the support of the numerous individuals and businesses who sponsored a golf hole. They were: Brian McGrail, Attorney at Law; Charles F. Hartshorne & Son Insurance; Christopher J. Barrett Realtors; Committee to Elect Donald Wong; Committee to Elect Paul Brodeur; Eastern Bank; Flo's Auto Bath; Jasper J. Lawson, PHD & Assoc.; John Butler Interests; John F. Foley, Jr. Attorney at Law; John J. McCarthy, Jr. CPA & Attorney at Law; Joseph A. Curley Insurance Agency; McDonald Funeral Home; Mel & Sons Oil Sales, Inc.; Paul W. Taylor Moving & Storage; Plumb Rite; Simeola & Simeola, P.C.; Skulley & Snyder; The Savings Bank; Vito’s Tailor Shop; Wakefield Cooperative Bank; Wakefield Daily Item; Wakefield Insurance Agency; and Wakefield Investments, Inc.
~ Scholarship Applications ~
Scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 Academic year will be available
after January 1, 2013.
Click here to learn more and download the application forms.
Please note that applications received after the due date (March 31) will be held aside and considered in a first come/first served basis using any money left over once we consider applications received on time. Applications received after July 1 will not be considered.
~ Dollars for Scholars Phonathon ~
Thank you Wakefield…
On Saturday, March 23rd student volunteers from local high schools manned the telephones during the 33rd annual Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield Dollars for Scholars Phonathon. Wakefield residents replied in their usual generous way! Thank you to the kind people of Wakefield who pledged close to $20,000 to our Phonathon.
The annual Phonathon helps raise funds for scholarships awarded to Wakefield college students. Each donation, regardless of the dollar amount, goes a long way in making a difference in the life of at least one local student in need of scholarship assistance.
If you received a call and made a pledge, you will receive a confirmation by mail. Residents who were not at home when the calls were made can still donate. Mail your donation check made payable to CSF of Wakefield, PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880 or see our website to pay by credit card using PayPal. Donations can be applied to an existing permanent or accumulating scholarship fund, the CSF General Fund (money used for scholarships awarded in June) or the Greatest Needs Fund (CSF will use these funds to pay for either scholarships or administrative expenses). Ask your employer about matching gifts! All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity.