Moving tribute

Monday, October 09, 2017

Our 8th annual Sy’s Fund Golf Tournament began with a moving tribute to Sy delivered by his mother. Sy was only 29 when he died of cancer, but the foundation named for him honors his memory by providing services to young adults (ages 18 to 39) with cancer. The money raised at the tournament helps fund such projects as providing music lessons, purchasing laptops, or investing in photography equipment for these young adults.

We had a gorgeous day for the tournament at Crumpin-Fox in Bernardston. As always there were lots of prizes and raffle items generously donated by local businesses.

These local businesses are frequently asked for donations, and the Sy’s Fund volunteers are always surprised by their willingness to listen to the story of Sy (Silas) Bennett and to generously donate gift certificates and prizes.

Thank you to: Our Sponsors: Greenfield Northampton Co-operative Bank, Big Deal, Greater Falls Dentistry, Trust Company of Vermont, Saxtons River Distillery, WS Badger, Ready4kits. Generous Donors: From Brattleboro area: Delectable Mountain, Silver Moon Adornments, Hotel Pharmacy, Brown & Roberts, Emersons, Renaissance Fine Jewelry, The Marina, Ramunto’s, Advance Auto, Altiplano, Panda North, Sams, Grafton Cheese, The Porch, Top of The Hill Grill, hazel, Twice Upon a Time, Vermont Artisan Design, Colonial Pool and Spa, The B’s Nest, Ruggles & Hunt. From Greenfield, Bernardston, and MA area: Four Leaf Clover, Antonios II, Boston Red Sox, FL Roberts / Golden Nozzle car wash, Tire Warehouse, The Wok, Thai Blue Ginger Restaurant, Richardsons Candy Kitchen. From Keene, N.H. area: The Sports Source, The HairSpa, Miranda’s On Main, LipSense/Sarah Vezzani, Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery, Twenty-One Martini Bar & Restaurant, Elm City Brewing, BrewTopia, The Toadstool Bookshops.

And a big thank you to the Sy’s fund volunteers who worked hard in getting all the wonderful items for our raffle, and the volunteers working the event that day. We would also like to thank Crumpin-Fox for hosting our event again this year. For more information about Sy’s Fund and its many fundraising events, please visit: sysfund.org.

Terry Bonnette