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37th annual Cary Classic Benefit Golf Tournament set for July 10

CARIBOU, Maine — Katahdin Trust Company will once again be the major sponsor for the 37th annual Jefferson Cary Foundation, Cary Classic Benefit Golf Tournament at the Caribou Country Club.

For the second time in tournament history golfers will have the chance at two Hole-In-One Par 3 Prizes; a 2021 GMC Canyon sponsored by Gagnon’s Auto & RV Sales in Caribou and a new 2020 Honda Civic sponsored by Griffeth Ford Lincoln and S.W. Collins Co.

The one-day tournament, featuring four men’s and two ladies divisions, will be held on Saturday, July 10. Rain date is Sunday, July 11.

In addition to the two hole-in-one prizes, the tournament also features $6,000 in prizes for division winners and other prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. 

“We are pleased to once again be the major sponsor for the Cary Classic Benefit Golf Tournament,” shared Craig Staples, Katahdin Trust vice president, commercial services officer. “It is an honor to support organizations like the Jefferson Cary Foundation that work hard to ensure the residents of Aroostook County have access to the latest advances in healthcare. We appreciate all that they do.”

“Thanks to the continued support from our Major Sponsor, Katahdin Trust, and all of our generous corporate, hole and prizes sponsors, the Cary Classic continues to be one of the premiere golf tournaments in Maine,” said Tamra Kilcollins, executive director of the Jefferson Cary Foundation.  “We are so grateful to Katahdin Trust and all of our sponsors for enabling the Foundation to continue with this great golf event this year. After cancelling last year’s event due to the pandemic, we’re so excited and ready to host the tournament bringing back past tournament golfers and welcoming new golfers anxious to get back on the course.”

About 100 golfers played in 2019 and we’re hoping to have over 100 golfers enjoying tournament day again this year,” Kilcollins added. 

JCF President Pam Scheppele said that the tournament offers golfers a great value beyond the chance to win prizes.  “For their registration fee the golfer gets a free practice round on Friday, 18 holes of golf on Saturday, a beautiful golf shirt, post play reception and a chance to play on one of the County’s pristine 9-hole golf courses. This is a very special tournament that has built a tradition over more than three decades.”

“In addition to Katahdin Trust as the major sponsor, the event also features corporate and hole sponsors, and a number of prize or cash sponsors. Our many sponsors make the tournament a success; we have sponsors that have been with us for more than 30 years,” Scheppele added.

Golfers interested in playing in the tournament should register by Thursday, July 8 and are asked to mail their entry fee and handicap to the Caribou Country Club, PO Box 633, Caribou, ME 04736, or call the club at 207-493-3933.  Tee-off times are 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Golfers can visit www.carymedicalcenter.org or www.caribougolf.com for more information, or contact the Jefferson Cary Foundation office at 207-493-4849.

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