The 28th Annual Anna Jaques Hospital “Fore Your Health” Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill. Chaired by former Mayor Byron Matthews since its inception, the tournament has raised over $2 million to benefit various programs and services at Anna Jaques, such as the Anna Jaques Cancer Center affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Birth Center patient room renovation, and most recently, MAKO robotic arm surgical service. Matthews and the AJH Golf Committee continue to make this signature event for Anna Jaques a huge success.
Individuals and foursomes are invited to play in the morning flight with tee-off at 7:30 a.m. The $175/player (or $700/foursome) fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart service on the Brian Silva Signature design golf course, a continental breakfast and a post-round luncheon. As part of the morning round of golf, area high schools are invited to participate in the “Byron Bowl” challenge. Sponsored by SPS New England, two students from each participating school are selected to compete for the coveted “Byron Bowl” as well as $500 for their athletic department.
Businesses and organizations are welcome to participate and sponsor the tournament. Gold ($5,000), Silver ($2,500), and Bronze ($1,500) sponsorships are still available and include golfers, recognition, and signage. The afternoon flight (1:30 p.m. shotgun start) is reserved for sponsors and includes a BBQ lunch and dinner program. Sponsorships are also available that do not include golfers and range from $250 for a Hole Sponsorship to $1,000 for a Putting Green Sponsorship.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top men’s, women’s, and co-ed teams of each flight. Participants will also enjoy various competitions, including hole-in-one, longest drive, and closest to the pin contests. In addition, a silent auction will be held.
“Over the years, the funds raised through this tournament have allowed Anna Jaques Hospital to invest in various programs and services to support our community,” says Byron Matthews, Fore Your Health chair. “It wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our golf committee [Steve DeGuglielmo, Rich Doolan, Luis Fernandez, Dr. Kevin Gasiorowski, Tom Howard, Rob Kotarba, John Matthews, Mac McKay, and Donna Twombly], sponsors, golfers, volunteers and community members. Thank you to all!”
For more information about the tournament, please visit ajh.org/golf or contact Amanda Ross in the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation at 978-463-1176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.