Nonprofit news and notes: Disc Golf tourney set for Oct. 16


BRATTLEBORO >> The First Annual Brattleboro Rotary Disc Golf Tournament at Living Memorial Park is set for Oct. 16. Dust off those rusty college frisbee skills for this tournament. A $25 per person registration ensures you a place in the tournament, a disc, and lunch.

Experienced player competition includes two rounds of 13 holes played from the A tees. Recreational player competition includes one round played from the B tees. Foursome or partner requests will be honored when possible. A trophy prize will be awarded to the player with the best score from each competition.

The Rotary is currently seeking out sponsors for the tournament.

At the $1,000 level, you get your name or logo on the tournament disc, and on tee sign for entire 2016-17 season and top billing on the tournament poster, program and Facebook. The sponsorship includes eight registrations.

The $500 hole sponsor gets your name and logo on a tee sign for entire 2016-17 season, as well as on the program, poster and Facebook. This level includes four registrations.

The $250 hole sponsor gets your name and logo on a tee sign for the day of the tournament and on the program, poster and Facebook. This level includes two registrations

The $100 Friends of Disc Golf sponsorship gets one entry to the tournament and your name on the program and poster.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

For more information, email or visit

Make a wish hosts fundraiser at country club

BRATTLEBORO >> Each year Make-A-Wish Vermont grants approximately 37 wishes for Vermont kids with life threatening conditions. In Brattleboro every year an event is held to raise funds for and awareness of Make-A-Wish. All funds raised in Vermont are used to grant the wishes of Vermont kids and several wishes are granted every year in this area.

This year, raffle tickets for a chance to win one of eight items, each valued at a minimum of $500, are on sale and the drawing will takes place Sept. 30 at the Brattleboro Country Club at An Evening of Wishes. A Wish family will be there to describe their wish trip and what Make-A-Wish has meant to them.

To purchase tickets, visit Tickets are $50 each and include the celebration on the Sept. 30. Prizes include four tickets to a Celtics game in a corporate box, a two-night stay in a Back Bay Boston brownstone, $500 of DMI plowing or paving services, $500 from Lawton Floor Design, a Mexican dinner with all the fixings prepared and served for six people, a two-night stay at The Roger Smith Hotel in New York City, a Raleigh hybrid bicycle and a package of at least 10 $50 gift certificates to local restaurants. Sponsors include The Richards Group, Brattleboro Subaru Brattleboro Ford, River Valley Credit Union, C&S Wholesale Grocers, People's United Bank, DMI, Lawton Floor Design, Burrows Specialized Sports and others.

For more information, call Barb Harris at 802-257-7803.

Artists host fundraiser for Jim Giddings

BRATTLEBORO >> Friends of local artist and gallery owner Jim Giddings are planning a Sept. 29 benefit to help him rebuild after a recent fire destroyed his studio and four decades of paintings.

The fundraiser, planned for 5:30 to 9 p.m. at 118 Elliot St. in Brattleboro, will begin with refreshments and a silent auction of art donated by local artists and collectors, followed by a live auction of more work at 7 p.m. Proceeds will support Giddings' effort to rebuild his Brattleboro studio.

Artists interested in donating work for the auction should email Monetary contributions payable to the Jim Giddings Fire Fund can be made at the Sept. 29 event or mailed to the Jim Giddings Fire Fund in care of Brattleboro Savings & Loan, 221 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt., 05301.


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