Voices of Hope is excited to invite you to our 2020 golf tournament – the Barbara Byrd Memorial Golf Classic – to benefit cancer research. In its 10th year, the event will take place on September 17th at a new venue, the beautiful Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, MA. As you may have guessed, all of our musical fundraising performances have been canceled this year due to the pandemic.
As a result, this golf tourney will be Voices of Hope’s main fundraiser for the ENTIRE year. So PLEASE join us and help raise money for critical cancer research for the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at the MGH Cancer Center.
If you have played with us in the past you know how much fun the VOH Golf day is from start to finish. And while the safety and well-being of our friends and families remains at the forefront of our thoughts, this year promises to be another great event, but with a few adjustments to the overall program to ensure the greatest safety to all our players and volunteers.
The registration fee is an all-inclusive fee to cover everything you need to enjoy the day. Due to the restrictions of Phase 3, however, we will not be able to offer the usual post-golf sit down luncheon and festivities. However, we will still provide you with a fantastic day of golf on a beautiful new course driving your own cart–with prizes, drawings, food at the turn, fellowship (socially distanced of course!), and the added bonus of knowing that you are truly helping us in our mission to fund the critical research at the Termeer Center.
Official registration is now open with a price of $135 per golfer. Please note that the number of players will be limited to 72 golfers (18 foursomes), so please register early to ensure your spot in the tournament! The event will be a 4-person scramble. Check-in on the day of the outing will start at 7:00 AM and golfing will begin at 8:00 AM.
Registration Ends September 14th.
The tournament registration fee now includes the following:
- 18 holes of golf on a beautiful and challenging course.
- Your own cart(Phase 3 regulations require this unless pairs reside together. Additionally, per the guidelines, you will need to wear masks when you are off the course (e.g. registration, restrooms) and any other places per the rules of the Golf Course when you cannot socially distance.)
- Food and drink at the Turn (Hot Dog, Hamburger, or Sausage with chips).
- 2 Mulligans per golfer*
- Putting Contest – with a twist *
- 10 Tickets for Opportunity Drawing – A list of prizes will be provided prior to your heading out on the course. You can all purchase more tickets on the day as well. *
- Hole in One Contest ($10,000 prize)
- Closest to the Pin Contest
- Swag Bag
- And MOST importantly – Satisfaction of donating to help find a cure for cancer!
* In previous events, golfers purchased these items on the day but in lieu of our usual social event, are now included in your package.
Covid-19 has not quelled the storm of cancer – it still rages on just as much as it did before this pandemic. It has actually made it much harder for those with cancer, as it did not spare them or those on the front-lines treating both diseases.
While we know times are challenging right now, we hope you will feel comfortable with these adjustments, and continue to support us as you have in the past. As for the new folks, we welcome you and hope this becomes an annual event for you as well! This will be our biggest fund raiser of the year and we need all of you to join us in this fight.
If you won’t be able to golf, but would like to donate, visit our website at VOHboston.org.
There are also several opportunities to support the event through tee-box sponsorships, putting contest sponsorships, golf cart sponsor (your business will be advertised on every cart in the tournament!) and event sponsors. Please use the Sponsor Now button above or the Sponsorships link to the left or please contact Chrissie Cerretani for more information.
So please come join us, have some laughs, drive your OWN cart, win some prizes and share in our mission. Thank you for all your support.
Special Offer: Included with your online registration is a 1-year subscription to Golf Digest (a $10 value). Click here for offer and refund details.
This initiative is a registered Mass General Community Fundraiser. Mass General does not enter into direct sponsorship of this effort, provide any financial support, or assume any liability for its conduct. If you have any questions, please contact the Mass General Community Fundraising Team.