United Way of Kennebec Valley raised a record-breaking $16,000 to support community programming at its 49th Annual Golf Scramble. Twenty-seven teams competed and 37 businesses sponsored the tournament held Aug. 12 at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester, according to a news release from United Way of Kennebec Valley.

Proceeds from the event will support United Way’s annual fundraising campaign, which aims to raise $1.8 million to fund 51 programs in the Kennebec Valley region.

2019 United Way Golf Scramble winners:

• 1st Gross: Charlie Shuman, Stephen Shuman, Andrew O’Hearn and Roger Williams, representing Charlie’s Family of Dealerships;

• 2nd Gross: Mary Bailey, Dan Freeman, Ryan Meserve and Jeremy Payne, representing Readfield Insurance;

• 1st Net: Ron Trahan, Rocky Gaslin, Anthony Wolverton and Michael Trahan, representing Gosline Insurance; and


• 2nd Net: Elissa Emmons, Josh Hall, Mike McGrail and Zach Williams, representing Charlie’s Family of Dealerships.

Course challenge winners:

• Closest to the pin contest, sponsored by Sprague & Curtis: Lynn Cayford, representing Brookewood Realty;

• Straightest drive contest, sponsored by Townsquare Media: Lisa Davies, representing KVCAP;

• Air cannon closest to the pin contest, sponsored by Cross Insurance: Kenny Bickford, representing J.S. McCarthy; and

• Putting contest, sponsored by KV Federal Credit Union: Bob Moore, representing Thomas College.

Central Maine Power served as the event’s exclusive cart sponsor, and Charlie’s Family of Dealerships sponsored a hole-in-one challenge. Golfers were treated to lunch, courtesy of Charlie’s and J.S. McCarthy Printers. An auction with sponsor-donated prizes raised $2,100.

For more information about UWKV, visit uwkv.org or call 626-3400.

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