Wenham Country Club for charity.Golfer Jason Greene, for the third year in a row, played a 100 holds of golf at the
This year, the event raised money for the Jay DeRobertis Fund. Jay DeRobertis, the son of one of the club's members, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis earlier this year. To date, the GofundMe campaign has raised more than $2,000. Because of his diagnosis, DeRobertis, a 16 year veteran of the Beverly Police Department, will not be able to continue on the force.
An additional golf tournament will be held at Wenham Country Club on June 13 to raise money for this charity.
Greene's 100-hole event raised more than $1,800, with donations coming from members and leagues at the Wenham Country Club.
"It was a tot of fun and well worth it for a great charity," said Greene, "even though it rained for five-and-a-half of the six-and-a-half hours it took me to finish."
Greene said they started collecting donations in the middle of April. The event was started three years ago for Els for Autism in Florida. Last year, the charity that benefitted was Windbrush Farms, the Plummer Home of Salem and the Firefighters of Beverly.
"Last year, our head golf professional lost his house in a fire and 2 days before Christmas 2010," said Greene, " and my brother lost his house in a fire, so that charity was near and dear to our heart. As a golf professional, it is always good to be able to take our talents on the golf course and help out charities in need. It felt really great to be able to do this and give back to such great charities. For me personally it is one my favorite work days of the year to give back."