MANCHESTER — The 53rd annual United Way of Kennebec Valley Golf Scramble, held Aug. 7 at the Augusta Country Club, raised $21,883 to support community programming — nearly a $2,000 increase over last year. 

Proceeds will support United Way of Kennebec Valley’s annual fundraising campaign, which funds 58 nonprofit and school-based programs across Kennebec County, according to a news release from the Augusta-based chamber. 

2023 United Way Golf Scramble winners: 

  • 1st Gross — Joe McGrath, Corey Porterfield, Sean Boulanger and Nick Cote.
  • 2nd Gross — Mark Bailey, Jeremy Payne, Dan Freeman and Nick Daigle, representing Readfield Insurance.
  • 1st Net — Matt Walker, Michael Pingree, Kelly Huggins and Gary Smith, representing One River CPAs.
  • 2nd Net — Danielle Sichterman, Sheena Hanson, Emily Domingo and Callie Liubinski, representing Harvard Pilgrim.

The 1st Gross winning team, from left, are Nick Cote, Corey Porterfield, Joe McGrath and Sean Boulanger.

Course challenge winners: 

  • Air Cannon, sponsored by Cross Insurance — Doug Wellman, representing G&E Roofing.
  • Straightest Drive, sponsored by Core-Mark — Sheena Hanson, representing Harvard Pilgrim.
  • Putting contest, sponsored by Augusta Fuel Company — Mark Bailey, representing Readfield Insurance.
  • Longest drive — Max Welt (men), representing Goose River Holdings and Sam Burdick (women), representing Hight Family of Dealerships.
  • Closest to the Pin, sponsored by Rocky’s Stove Shoppe and Chimney Services — Tom Tweedy, representing Gagnon Dental.
  • On the Green — Emelie Ferland, representing Ganneston Construction.

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