Bruins’ Goaltender Tuukka Rask to Host Event Going Forward
Contact: Damon DeVito - (434) 817-4570 or [email protected]
MIDDLETON, MA – September 7, 2012 – The sixth annual Ferncroft Junior Golf Classic raised thousands of dollars for disadvantaged youth yesterday and celebrated the growth of the FCC Junior Scholarship Program. 100% of net proceeds from the Classic were donated to the Program, which has doubled the number of scholarships given to underprivileged children within the past two years, providing them with access, instruction and equipment to introduce them to the game of golf, and in turn, the values the game promotes: honesty, discipline, self-control and respect.
Tuukka Rask, the Bruins’ goaltender, has agreed to be the host of the FCC Junior Golf Classic going forward. He has participated in the Classic for the past two years and feels strongly about supporting the FCC Junior Scholarship Program because of the positive impact it has on the participants.
Boston Bruins past and present played in the tournament to show their support for the Program, which included Rask, Ray and Chris Bourque, Don Delnegro, Doug Houda, Mark Mawers, Daniel Paille, Bob Sweeney, Shawn Thorton and Jeff Ward. Former Ferncroft long drive champion and Red Sox legend Jim Rice also took part.
Ryan Bourque, from the New York Rangers affiliate Connecticut Whale and son of Bruins legend Ray Bourque, won the Celebrity Long Drive with a prize of an Annual Membership at Ferncroft CC.
The Ferncroft CC Junior Golf Scholarship Program seeks to nurture disadvantaged young people ages 8-16 with an interest in golf by providing access, instruction, and equipment to introduce them to golf and develop their games. Ferncroft CC works with area non-profits and social workers to identify candidates who complete an application and essay. The Program guides scholarship recipients into the game of golf by teaching them on the Ferncroft CC par 3 course, practice range, and short game area.
Known for its Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed championship golf course that hosted the LPGA Boston Five Classic from 1980-90, Ferncroft Country Club is a full-service club with outstanding food, many social and children’s activities, tennis courts, swimming pool, and fitness center. It is the first zero food waste country club in the United States. Set on 287 acres, Ferncroft CC is nineteen minutes north of downtown Boston where Route 1 meets I-95 on the North Shore. For more information about Ferncroft Country Club, visit www.ferncroftcc.com or call (978) 739-4040.