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Golf Challenge trumps previous year

By Staff | Feb 8, 2013

The 11th annual Community Golf Challenge on Jan. 26 at The Sanctuary Golf Club added another $110,000 to the coffers of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands.

This event has now grossed more than $800,000 since its inception.

“We are humbled and very happy to be the honorary chairs of the Community Challenge,” said Chuck Ketteman. “As one of the original organizers, it is especially gratifying to see how the community has embraced this event, and the level of funding the event provides to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. The Foundation helps so many people in need, and the Community Challenge is a key source of its funds. We are also so proud of our fellow members of The Sanctuary Golf Club, who strongly support this event and so many other activities on the islands.”

The event included a brunch, a beautiful afternoon of golf and concluded with the popular helicopter ball drop, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an awards ceremony on the patio. Committee members included Mike Valiquette, chair, co-chair Chip Roach, Al Hanser, Ralph Clark, Gordon Coons, Terry Igo, Ken Kouril, Drew Donnelly, and honorary chairs, Chuck and Helen Ketteman.

“This event originally was started by The Sanctuary Golf Club with the membership donating the club for the day in support of our island community,” said club general manager Ken Kouril. “We truly appreciate our partnership with the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and all of the many generous participants and sponsors.”