All Charity Classic Golf Tournament
2018 All Charity Classic Golf Tournament
The Vermont Agency Foundation™ recently hosted its 7th annual All Charity Golf Classic at Burlington Country Club. This year’s tournament had the largest turn-out to date with 27 teams that participated, each playing on behalf of the charity of their choice. Cash prizes totaling over $60,000 were awarded to the represented charities.
Randy Raner, President of the Vermont Agency Foundation said in his opening speech at the tournament, “... my ‘why’ and the ‘why’ of The Vermont Agency is to dramatically impact the lives of children. Today, we have the opportunity to impact 24 charities, the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunshine, and the opportunity to give back.”
The top three finishing teams were:
Since 2005, The Vermont Agency Foundation™ has been committed to working with the community in support of their mission, “To Dramatically Impact the Lives of Children.” Since its inception, with the help of countless volunteers and generous donors, more than $600,000 has been donated to local charities by the foundation. We give gracious thanks to our sponsors who support us in our mission.
We invite all to save the date for our 2019 tournament, which will be taking place at Burlington Country Club on August 19th. For information on upcoming events, please contact Kami Cunningham at (802) 861-8188 or Cunningham_Kami@nlgroupmail.com.
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Gilligan Kids “Adventures in Savings” Fund
Last year’s All Charity Classic, held August 21, 2017 raised more than 50,000 to Dramatically impact the lives of others. Twenty-five teams played on behalf of 19 charitable organizations.
On a Monday afternoon, under the influence of the solar eclipse, 10 qualifiers competed in a closest to the pin playoff to WIN BIG for their charities. Qualifying teams included National Life, Schill Insurance Group and Opportunities Credit Union – who shot the lowest tournament score of 59, qualifying all 4 team members to participate in the shootout. Landing two drives closest to the hole, ultimately Opportunities Credit Union was the tournament’s big winner – awarded $24,000 to benefit their cause, Gilligan Kids “Adventures in Savings” Fund.
The Vermont Agency Foundation presented checks at the awards dinner to the top three teams’ charities. Awards included:
1) Opportunities, Inc, $24, 000
2) Fight Like Frank, $10,000
3) Vermont Children’s Trust, $6,000
The Foundation would like to give a huge shout out to all those that supported The 6th annual All Charity Classic. This event is only possible because of the generosity and efforts of our sponsors, players and volunteers. Thank you for helping to make this tournament a BIG success year after year!
5th Annual All Charity Golf Classic
Donates $49,500 to Vermont Charities!
The Foundation's 5th Annual All Charity Classic was hosted at the Burlington Country Club on August 22, 2016. Twenty-four teams participated, each playing on behalf of the charity of their choice. Cash prizes totaling $49,500 were awarded to the represented charities.
The Foundation's mission is to Dramatically Impact the Lives of Children, and this event is one way in which we do that. It was an amazing day that reinforced the giving spirit Vermonters are known for.
For the second year, we included a Non-Profit Village for the represented charities. This provided them with the opportunity to share their message and earn additional cash prizes based on the creativity of their display.
“This tournament would not be possible without the support and generosity of our sponsors, golfers and volunteers. Thank you for your contributions and for making this fundraising event such a huge success," said Stacey Bevins, Foundation Director.
The largest donations were made to the following charities based on team and individual results:
- Fight Like Frank, $24,500
- Sara Holbrook Community Center, $11,00
- The Lake Champlain Land Trust, $6,000
Since 2005, The Vermont Agency FoundationTM has been committed to conducting activities that engage the community and support their mission: “To Dramatically Impact the Lives of Children.” Since inception, with the help of countless volunteers and generous donors, more than $500,000 has been donated to local charities.