BRETTON WOODS, NH -- The Omni Mount Washington Resort and St. Johnsbury Academy have teamed up for the "Tee It Up For Ty" charity golf tournament that will take place at the resort on Saturday, May12. The fundraiser will benefit the young son of Melissa Jenkins, the St. Johnsbury Academy teacher who was recently lost to a brutal act of violence. Proceeds from the Tee It Up For Ty golf tournament, silent auction and barbecue will be added to the Melissa Jenkins Memorial Trust for young Ty, care of the Passumpsic Savings Bank.
The tournament will be an 18-hole, four-person scramble format, played on the Donald Ross-designed Mount Washington Course. Prizes will be awarded for the overall first place team, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin. Plus, one lucky golfer to make a hole in one on the Par 5, 167-yard fifth hole will win a brand new 2012 Volvo XC60, courtesy of VolvoCars of North America.
The afternoon will conclude with the barbecue, featuring entertainment by local favorites Los Huevos, a silent auction and the awards ceremony. Prizes and silent auction items to include Red Sox tickets, overnight stays, restaurant certificates, golf rounds, ski tickets and more.
The Tee It Up For Ty master of ceremonies is actor Luis Guzman, an actor who has appeared in numerous films and television productions since he began his professional acting career in the early 1980s on the TV show Miami Vice. He has since appeared in such films as Carlito's Way, with Al Pacino, the critically acclaimed Boogie Nights, with Mark Wahlberg, and the masterful crime epic Traffic, with Michael Douglas. Meanwhile, he had a regular role as Raoul "El Cid" Hernandez, the leader of the Latino prison gang, on the HBO series Oz, and is currently cast as Rene Calderon on HBO's comedy-drama series How to make it in America.
"My family and I have strong ties to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, and I am honored to be part of the Tee It Up For Ty fundraising event," says Guzman, a parent of Academy students.
To register for the golf tournament as a team or as an individual, please contact the Golf Clubhouse at 603-278-GOLF (4653) or firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our easy online registration form at brettonwoods.com/ty. Registration fees are $85 per person, and include greens fee, cart, barbecue, entertainment and prizes. Or for $25, guests are encouraged to attend the barbeque and afternoon festivities.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available starting at $300, and monetary donations and silent auction items are also being accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Melissa Jenkins Memorial Trust. Complete event details and online registration form available at brettonwoods.com/ty.