An Above-Par Fund-Raising Effort

By:  Larry Feldman, LSP, Senior Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, and LSPA Past President

On May 29, 2014 the LSPA Scholarship Fund held its first annual fund-raising golf tournament. Originally conceived of at the annual Past Presidents meeting last summer as a means to raise a targeted amount of $3,500 for the LSPA Scholarship Fund, the tournament actually netted over three times that amount - $11,000 - for the Fund, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.  Over 100 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day, a well-maintained course (Highfields in Grafton), and a hearty post-golf repast.  Prizes were awarded for best-ball team scores and individual skill accomplishments, and a raffle stocked with both golf-related and non-golf related items allowed all the chance to win while supporting the LSPA Scholarship Fund. Photographs of the event, taken by LSPA member and professional photographer Tom Barrasso, are available here.   

While all participants and sponsors deserve thanks for their participation and support, special thanks go to the following individuals and companies: 

The Ad Hoc Golf Committee: 

  • Bill Betters, CDW Consultants
  • Will Caldicott, ISOTEC (extra special thanks for picking a great course!!)
  • Larry Feldman, GZA GeoEnvironmental
  • Eric Henry, Kleinfelder
  • Andy Irwin, IRWIN Engineers
  • Chuck Myette, Brown and Caldwell
  • Cole Worthy, Haley & Aldrich 

The non-golfing volunteers who helped with registration, mulligan sales, etc., including many from the LSPA's Young Professionals committee: 

  • Anne Fardy, Bluestone Engineering
  • Theresa Ferrentino, Con-Test Analytical Laboratory
  • Ken Gendron, Tighe & Bond
  • Lauren Konetzny, CHA Companies
  • Isabelle Lavigne, IRWIN Engineers
  • Deb Listernick, O'Reilly, Talbot & Okun
  • Dot McGlincy, Cumberland Gulf
  • Bill Mitchell, Clean Soils
  • Krista Molettieri, IRWIN Engineers
  • Brian Roden, AMEC

 Major corporate sponsors ($1000 or more): 

  • Alpha Analytical
  • Hanna Instruments
  • EDR
  • GZA GeoEnvironmental
  • Haley & Aldrich
  • IRWIN Engineers
  • Woodard & Curran
  • Heritage Environmental Services 

Look for news in early 2015 regarding the 2015 tournament.  One hundred players is a good start, but a full course is 128 players.  We're just sayin'....

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