AGAWAM — Over 250 golfers are expected to participate in the 29th annual Brightside Golf Classic on Monday, July 20 at Crestview Country Club in Agawam and Springfield Country Club in West Springfield. This event typically raises approximately $150,000 to support the programs and services at Brightside for Families and Children in West Springfield.
Co-chairs of the Classic are Glenn S. Welch, executive vice president of Hampden Savings Bank, and Paul Accorsi, senior vice president and regional director of NewAlliance Bank.
The schedule for the day includes registration and lunch at 11 a.m., a ‘shotgun start’ at noon, and a post-golf players’ reception at Crestview Country Club at 5:30 p.m. The player’s reception will feature a more casual menu this year with hors d’oeuvres and contemporary food stations.
All fees include greens fees, lunch at the course, a player gift from Brightside, and an invitation to the post-golf reception. Golfers will be eligible for a chance to win many prizes, including $5,000 in cash and a golf package from Fran Johnson’s. Call Deidre Treanor at (413) 748-9997 for information on player registration.
A member of the Sisters of Providence Health System, Brightside for Families and Children is a specialized child-welfare, mental-health, education, and family-support organization that offers services for children, adolescents, and their families. Funds raised through the Brightside Golf Classic support services such as residential treatment and special education for children and adolescents, counseling, support services, and family-support programs.