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Golf Tournament on Aug. 5 to Benefit Children’s Study Home and Mill Pond School

SPRINGFIELD — Registration is still open for the 34th annual golf tournament to benefit the Children’s Study Home on Friday, Aug. 5 at the Country Club of Wilbraham. Registration and breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The day will conclude with a cocktail hour, dinner, speaker, awards, and raffles.

In supporting this year’s tournament, sponsors and participants will provide the opportunity for the Children’s Study Home to make much-needed improvements to the Mill Pond School.

The Mill Pond School is dedicated to helping students who experience social-emotional and/or behavioral issues as well as learning difficulties. The staff develop comprehensive, individualized education plans for each student. Students receive academic, therapeutic, and extracurricular services that help them achieve their identified goals and eventually gradate or move on to a new school placement better prepared to cope with and conquer the challenges they face.

“Through the 34th annual golf tournament, we are hoping to raise the $47,000 needed to modernize and improve the Mill Pond Springfield athletic spaces,” said Dr. William Davila, executive director and CEO of the Children’s Study Home. “This includes a new gym floor, scoreboard, bleachers, weight-room equipment, and overall remodel and modernization of the spaces.”

This year’s event will also include guest speaker Kellie Letendre, a former client of the Children’s Study Home, who will be receiving special acknowledgement along with her foster mom, Ms. Ann.

Top sponsors of this year’s tournament include Health New England, Bertera Subaru of West Springfield, Gyre9, and Excel Dryer. To register, attend, or donate to the cause, visit studyhome.org or contact Yamilca Nogue at (413) 739-5626 or communityrelations@studyhome.org.