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 we received for this tournament and are even more excited that proceeds raised will remain in the region to benefit the people we support.”
Tournament winners included:
Travis Moser and his team won the first flight; and Putting Pirates won first place in the second flight. Both teams are from Craven County.
The Base2NC team, of New Bern, won second place in the second flight – and the team from Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, based in Tukwila, WA., won second place of flight one.
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.
Established in 1958, Monarch is a not-for-profit organization that provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and certified by The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA). Monarch operates The Arc of Stanly County, which is a chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch provides support, please call (866) 272-7826 or visit www.MonarchNC.org.