Despite the windy weather, city officials raised over $60,000 this year with the Mayor’s Cup Charity Golf Tournament, with more than 144 golfers participating in Monday's event.
Although money was raised from a variety of sources - $5,000 each from State Street Corp., Eastern Bank, IBEW Local 103, Wessling Architects, Woodard & Curran, and Tishman Construction; and $2,500 each from Capitol Waste Services, National Grid, South Cove Community Health Center, South Cove Manor at Quincy Point, H.V. Collins Company, Fallon Ambulance, and Boston Scientific – the biggest donor was Quincy Medical Center.
Recognized as the official tournament sponsor, the Medical Center donated $10,000 to the campaign, which gives money directly to local charities.
‘The $10,000 donation by Quincy Medical Center demonstrates a profound commitment to our City,” said Mayor Thomas Koch in a release. ‘They do wonderful work day in and day out, they are developing the hospital into one of the finest in the region, and they understand what it means to be a true corporate citizen.”
The event typically raises about $60,000 per year, and provides an important source of funding for local organizations, the mayor said.
“This tournament is a wonderful way of helping those great agencies that enhance quality of life for so many residents here in Quincy,” Koch said. “We are fortunate to have such a vibrant business community ranging from global corporations to local businesses to tradesmen.”
This year, money raised went to veterans groups, the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, the Quincy Choral Society, DOVE, the Quincy Animal Shelter, fuel assistance, Interfaith Social Services, the Quincy Education Fund, the Germantown Neighborhood Center and others.
As for the golf, the Fallon Ambulance team walked away with the win this year, battling through 25-mph gusts and posting a 12-under-par 60 at the Granite Links Golf Club.
Teams from State Street and National Grid tied for second place at eight under.