Second Chance to Host Golf Tournament on July 24 to Benefit Animal-care Programs

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services’ 11th annual charity golf tournament will be held at Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown on Monday, July 24. The event will benefit programs assisting the underserved at Second Chance community veterinary hospitals in Springfield, Worcester, Southbridge, and North Brookfield.

Second Chance Chief Development Officer Lindsay Doray is encouraging golfers to sign up early. “It’s going to be a great day of golf to help pets,” she said. “Offering affordable veterinary care to help keep pets in their homes is more important than ever. Our community veterinary hospitals provide a lifeline for pets in our community. By offering subsidized rates to qualified pet owners, we are helping keep pets out of shelters and with the people they love. The need is great, and we’re counting on golfers to come out and lend their support.”

Golfers will be treated to a box lunch and banquet dinner, a bucket of balls for the range, and a commemorative gift. Course and team challenges will include prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the line, a yellow ball contest, and more. The hole-in-one contest offers a chance to win a spa from Teddy Bear Pools. There will also be raffles and a small silent auction, which will begin online a week before the tournament.

Second Chance is inviting local businesses to partner with it in the fight to end pet homelessness through access to veterinary care. The nonprofit is welcoming sponsors for the golf tournament and is accepting donations for the tournament’s silent auction and raffle. Information on sponsorships and item donations can be found at

Individuals and foursomes are welcome. Second Chance encourages golfers to purchase tickets early at Check-in will be at 9 a.m., and the tournament will commence with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.