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Whip City Animal Sanctuary to Host Golf Tournament to Benefit Surrendered Farm Animals

WESTFIELD — The Whip City Animal Sanctuary will be hosting its inaugural golf tournament on Saturday, July 17 at East Mountain Country Club in Westfield.

Whip City Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a stable, forever home for rescued and surrendered farm animals, many of whom have been neglected or abused.

“We are excited to have our first golf tournament to help grow the sanctuary and continue to provide forever homes for unwanted and neglected animals,” said Kerry Plourde, co-founder of the sanctuary. “These unwanted animals, many with special needs, require enormous care, and that takes a significant amount of fundraising. We think this golf tournament will be a fun way for the community to get involved to help sustain our efforts to provide better lives for the animals we serve.”

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Play is a four-person, best-ball scramble. The entry fee is $100 per person and includes cart, green fees, and dinner following the tournament at 5:30 p.m. There will be prizes for closest to the hole and closest to the line, along with a raffle.

Various levels of corporate sponsorship are still available for those who would like to contribute. For more information about player registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sonia Henderson at (413) 627-6192 or whttygre65@yahoo.com.