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Second Chance Charity Golf Tournament Slated for July 15

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services is preparing for its 12th annual golf tournament, happening in just two weeks. Registration is still open for this event, which will take place at Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown on Monday, July 15. This year, the tournament welcomes Tito’s Handmade Vodka as a new addition, offering tastings on the course.

Tournament proceeds directly support Second Chance’s community veterinary hospitals in Springfield, Worcester, Southbridge, and North Brookfield, which provide vital veterinary services to pets in underserved communities.

Lindsay Doray, chief Development officer at Second Chance, encourages golfers to register soon to secure their spot. “This is a fantastic day of golf for an even greater cause,” she said. “In today’s climate, offering accessible veterinary care is crucial in keeping beloved pets where they belong — with their families. Our community veterinary hospitals serve as a critical resource in furthering this mission, ensuring that pets receive the care they need while alleviating strain on shelters. We urge golfers to stand with us in this mission.”

Participants can look forward to a day filled with excitement, including a box lunch, banquet dinner, a bucket of range balls, and a commemorative gift. The tournament will feature various challenges, including prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the line, a yellow-ball contest, and more. Attendees will also have the chance to win $4,000 toward a pool or spa from Teddy Bear Pools in the hole-in-one contest. There will also be raffles and a silent auction that will launch online on July 5, adding to the festivities.

The 18-hole tournament will be in a scramble format with foursomes. Check-in will start at 9 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m.. Complete information, registration, and a link to the auction can be found at secondchanceanimals.org/events/golf.

Second Chance is still welcoming sponsors and accepting donations for the tournament’s silent auction and raffle. Information regarding sponsorships and item donations can be found at secondchanceanimals.org/events/golf.