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Second Chance Animal Center Announces October Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Second Chance Animal Center is organizing its inaugural golf tournament, Putt for Pets, to benefit their shelter operations, services, and community programs.

“We are so excited to be out in the community once again,” says Cathi Comar, Executive Director. “Since late March 2020 we suspended our community outreach and fundraising events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so this year we thought that a fun outdoor activity would be a great way to connect with the community while raising funds for our shelter operations. The Board discussed a variety of options and agreed that a golf tournament would be a great way to engage our dedicated supporters. Putt for Petswill take place on Wednesday, October 12, at the beautiful Manchester Country Club.”

According to Maria Timmerman, President of the Board of Trustees, “Area businesses have always been supportive of our fundraising efforts, and this year Orvis is our Putt for Pets Tournament Sponsor. We are so honored to have their continued and generous support as we launch this new event.”

Other businesses who are supporting Putt for Petsinclude: Trust Company of Vermont as the Golf Cart Sponsor; Steven T. Dean, P.E., P.C., as the Reception Sponsor; M&T Bank as a Corporate Team Sponsor; Vermont, Coggins Auto Group, GVH Studio, VTS Equipment, In Stiches Fine Needlepoint as Tee Sponsors; and Orvis, Dorset Union Store, J.K. Adams, and artist Lee Williams as raffle and silent-auction donors.

All teams must register as a foursome – either a standard foursome or a corporate team. On October 12, sign-in will begin at 10:00 am at Manchester Country Club, and the Shotgun Start is at 12:00 noon. Participants will enjoy an open beverage cart on the course as well as a reception at the end of 18 holes. This year’s hole-in-one prize is a car from Coggins Auto Group in Bennington. During the reception everyone can submit bids during a silent-auction and purchase

raffle tickets for unique experiences and items. To round out the day, each golfer will also each receive a special gift bag assembled with local goodies.

The shelter also has an opportunity for non-golfers to participate. Anyone can sponsor an inscribed sign to be put on display along the Club’s main walkway the day of the tournament. These large, heart-shaped signs are a great way to honor or memorialize a beloved pet or special person in your life.

Registration for this event ends at 3:00 pm on October 6, so please don’t wait – contact Second Chance now for your foursome reservations, to sponsor a tee or inscribed sign, or to donate a raffle or auction item. For more information visit or call 802-375-2898.

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