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The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America held its 28th Annual Moby Dick Scouting Golf Classic on July 15 at Montaup Country Club in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Over 116 golfers participated, and over $49,000 was raised for local Scout programs.
For over two decades, the tournament has successfully raised over $600,000, which goes directly to Scouting programs in Southeastern New England, developing leadership and life skills, encouraging and promoting independence, and creating lifelong memories and friendships for youth.
St. Anne’s Credit Union continued its longtime support of Scouting as the tournament’s lead sponsor Additional sponsors included the Cintas, Bryant Bulldogs, Hector Gauthier, Navigant Credit Union, Wainwright Investment Counsel, Wolf & Company, Empire Hyundai, Mechanics Cooperative Bank, Cuna Mutual Group, Pare Corporation, L. Knife & Son, Carl’s Collision Center, Gold Medal Bakery, Shaw’s Grocery Stores and Ahead LLC.
The winning foursome consisted of Michael Dicarlo, Paul Fredette, Bernie Picinisco and Johan Van Biljon, Sr. from Ameriprise. Participants all had a chance to win prizes at numerous friendly competitions including long-drive, closest to the pin, and straightest drive among others.
Jack Ledwidge, Vice Chairman and former President and CEO of St. Anne’s Credit Union is the tournament’s Founder and Chairman. “The Narragansett Council provides quality programs to youth in every one of our communities. There’s been a strong Scouting presence on the South Coast for over a century, and it has helped build up our kids into leaders and better people” said Ledwidge in a press release. “These programs provide Scouts with the skills needed to excel in school, relationships and life. St. Anne’s is extremely proud to have partnered with the Narragansett Council as the title sponsor for many years and that through this tournament we can help Scouting thrive.”
“Leadership, community, and strong ethics are what Scouting prides itself on,” said Tim McCandless, Scout Executive of the Narragansett Council. “The support from our sponsors and participants this year gives us the resources we need to further invest in our programs and our Scouts.”
“Thank you to all who participated, to the committee who organized the tournament, and a special congratulations to the winning foursome,” said Ledwidge.