For the third year in a row, the Hockomock Area YMCA is expanding the scope and impact of its efforts to provide opportunities for children with special needs with the third annual Legends Golf Classic. This event includes an exciting afternoon of golf on the world-class TPC Boston course, followed by dinner and a live auction program. The YMCA is proud to once again be partnering with TPC Boston, site of the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship, to create a unique and memorable experience.
The Legends Golf Classic kicks off the Hockomock YMCA’s fall fundraising season, and is the precursor to the Legends Ball, taking place on Tuesday, November 13th, at Luciano’s at Lake Pearl in Wrentham, MA. Former attendees Dick and Rick Hoyt, the famous father-and-son team who have completed over 1,000 races together, will be honored at the Legend’s Ball next month, and will be in attendance at the Golf Classic, as well.
The proceeds from the Legends Golf Classic will provide opportunities for children with special needs to participate alongside their typically developing peers in Hockomock Area YMCA programs and services through our innovative and unique Integration Initiative. The Hockomock Area YMCA’s Integration initiative was established in 2004 with a goal to provide children with special needs an opportunity to participate with their typically developing peers in all the programs, services, and activities offered at the Y. The program aims to improve social skills, build self-esteem, increase physical activity and independence, and to enhance mutual respect among people of all abilities.
There are currently 26 Boston Area Sports Legends confirmed and playing golf including: current New England Patriots Zoltan Mesko and Nate Solder, former Patriots Joe Andruzzi, Steve Grogan, Tim Fox, Pete Brock, Steve Nelson, former Boston Bruins Gord Kluzak, Derek Sanderson, former Red Sox Luis Tiant, Bill Lee and Joe Morgan, Ironman triathlete Dick Hoyt, and many more.
The Legends Golf Classic will take place at TPC Boston in Norton on October 9 at noon with a shotgun start Registration will start at 11:00 a.m.