New Bern Golf Tournament Raises Thousands for People with Disabilities
Monarch held its Second Annual Dreams Take Flight Golf Tournament at the New Bern Golf & Country Club on Sept. 10. The event raised $24,000 and the funds will benefit the programs and services Monarch provides for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders.
Dozens of sponsors and 17 teams participated to make the tournament successful. Blake Martin, chief development officer at Monarch, said he is overwhelmed by the level of response and support the fundraiser generated.
“We are so grateful for the generosity shown during this event and the level of collaboration we received from local sponsors and players as well as those who traveled to join us,” Martin said. “We couldn’t be more thrilled about the partnerships for this tournament and are even more excited that proceeds raised will remain in the region to benefit the people we support.”
Monarch hosts two Dreams Take Flight Golf Tournament fundraisers annually. The second annual New Bern event and the eighth annual golf tournament at Tillery Tradition Golf Club in Mount Gilead, which is scheduled to be held April 29, 2016.