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Second Chance Animal Services Counting on Golf Tournament to Help Pets in Need

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services announced plans to host its eighth annual golf tournament with a new venue and date to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. The tournament will now be held Saturday, July 25 at Heritage Country Club in Charlton, and golfers are currently limited to 76 carts in accordance with state guidance. People living in the same household will be able to ride together.

“With our major fundraiser postponed to the fall, Second Chance is counting on the annual golf tournament to provide much-needed funding for pets in need,” Development Director Lindsay Doray said. “We moved the fundraiser because Heritage Country Club offers more options to ensure we can safely host the event, including the ability to offer outdoor dining or takeaway meals for the traditional post-golf luncheon.” She and the venue are closely monitoring the evolving situation and have several contingency plans in place. 

Several foursomes have already signed up, but Second Chance recognizes some will not able to attend the fundraiser this year. The nonprofit is adding an online silent auction in which everyone can bid on items in advance, including a pair of Adirondack chairs handmade and donated by the Hampden County Sheriff’s Office. The online auction link will be available on the website in July.

Interested golfers can purchase tickets online at secondchanceanimals.org/events/golf. Single golfers and foursomes are welcome. Second Chance encourages golfers to purchase tickets early due to limited ticket availability. Mulligans are also available online or during check-in the morning of the tournament. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m., and the tournament will commence at 7:30 a.m.