Memorable moments from Latham’s 2018 Golf Classic

November 7, 2018

The essence of last month’s Latham Centers Charity Golf Classic — friendship, family, and community – was captured in the photo video below. The photo and video selections highlight a special day in which our growing Latham community came together at the 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic to support our programs serving children and adults who call Latham Centers home. Despite afternoon showers on the day of the tournament, as you’ll see in this 2-minute video, golfers enjoyed the day despite getting a little wet:

  • Anne McManus and Heather Kelsey greeted golfers at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, and the rain held off as enthusiastic golfers moved out for the shotgun start. Latham’s Business Office team members Arlene Harrington and Meredith Morgan helped with registration in the Linx Pavilion.

  • Playing in the sold-out tournament were a team of young men from our Adult Services program who look forward to this event every year, not only to play golf but also to spend time with their families, friends, and Latham staff. Also playing was a foursome of Latham staff members who were the lucky winners of an all-staff lottery to play in the Charity Golf Classic, generously donated by Lee Chamberlain, our VP of Operations.

  • Nearly every foursome tried the golf air cannon, a contest sponsored by Tournament Chair Jeff Fox of USI Insurance. Players made a donation for a chance to launch a golf ball through the air cannon (and a chance to reach the green in a shot). It was a popular, fun, and successful addition to our annual fundraiser.

  • At the evening reception, Amanda Bebrin shared the impact Latham Centers has had on the Bebrin family, our golf tournament honorees. (You’ll also see sister Megan and mom Jeri enjoying the air cannon!) Also pictured are Latham Board of Directors members Jack Kelly and Chris Gillstrom, and many more Latham friends, families, and tournament sponsors.

  • During the banquet, golfer prizes, raffles, and a silent and live auction generated excitement, laughter, and impressive fundraising totals*. We close the video with a photo of Anne McManus with Joe Deedon, owner of Tac One, who had an uproarious bidding war for the artwork created by Warren, an adult resident at Latham. Although Joe “won,” he donated the painting to Anne! The painting now graces the lobby of our Orleans administrative offices.

*Stay tuned for next week’s blog featuring our tournament sponsors and total funds raised at the Golf Classic.