full roster, no sponsors this year

Belfast Rotary golf tournament tees off June 5

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 1:00pm

NORTHPORT — The Belfast Rotary Club charitable fundraiser and golf tournament tees off at the Northport Golf Club on Saturday, June 5.

“We had to cancel this popular event last year but I guess people are anxious to play golf this spring,” said event chairperson Paul Doody, of Camden National Bank, in a news release. “We’re full up with eighteen four-person teams signed up to challenge the 2019 winning team from Penobscot McCrum Foods in Belfast.”

Despite the golf tournament’s title, the Rotary Club is not raising funds through sponsorships this year.

“We realize it has been a difficult time for many businesses and organizations,” Doody said. “So we have sent our previous sponsors a letter thanking them for their past support, but are not asking for a sponsorship donation in 2021. In fact, we want to say thank you by printing an event newspaper insert with all of their names to recognize how much they have meant to us. The insert is also a good way to let people know just how much Belfast Rotary Club does for the community.”

Belfast Rotary Club, founded in 1925 and approaching its centennial celebration, has nearly 70 members who meet in person or by Zoom each Wednesday at noon and is one of the largest and most active Rotary clubs in Maine. The Club raises funds year-round through activities such as the Belfast Harbor Fest, annual charitable golf tournament event, 5K road races and pancake breakfasts. Its community support includes donations to food pantries, holiday gifts to 150 children each December, $80,000 in scholarships to local college-bound high school students, and special donations as the need arises.

For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation in support of the Club’s year-round service programs, go to belfastrotary.org.