In May 27 Issue
The owners of The Links at Lily Creek inaugurated their Change a Life program with a $10,000 donation to the 2nd Chance Outreach Center.
“This will be a yearly event and a donation will be made to fill a need every year,” said Mike LaFrance.
He said the players in the scramble and all the corporate sponsors' donations were greatly appreciated.
LaFrance said the turnout for this first golf scramble to raise funds for the program was lighter than desired, but the owners of the course put up their own money for the charity.
Greg Trout, who heads up 2nd Chance Outreach, said the donation was the answer to an unspoken prayer.
“No one knew what our needs were,” Trout said. “I thought I was being punked when they called. I kept thinking I was on camera.”
The aim of the Links' program follows the name, “Change a Life,” and it is planned as an annual event.
“We really want to thank everyone who participated and supported this event and we are already looking forward to next year,” LaFrance said.
Trout said they have certainly changed things for his group.
“We were behind,” Trout said. “This money has allowed us to catch up on our payments, to do some roof repairs and to pay for a new water main.
“Now we can start next month even,” He added. “I've got to say thanks to the folks at The Links, and thanks to the community. This community has supported us more than any other and we are so thankful for that.”