BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa Country Club will host the second annual Golf For Fun Tournament to benefit The Dake Foundation for Children. The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 with registration starting at 8 a.m. It is a four-person scramble format with games, prizes, and more surprises along the course. Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, greens fees, and cart; sponsorship details vary by level. Pre-registration is available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golf-for-fun-2021-registration-165272559675.
Among the volunteers for this year’s tournament will be Abigail, who was a past recipient of the foundation’s bike grant. Abigail grew out of being able to receive grants but continued to be involved with the foundation through volunteering at events. Once she grew out of the bike program, she donated the bikes back to the foundation to support their new Adapt Bike Loaner Program. Stewart’s Shop President, Gary Dake, will be at the event to meet Abigail and hear her story.
All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to grants that will be used for adaptive equipment and financial assistance for children with physical disabilities. The event was started in 2020 as a new way to raise money during the pandemic and due to its success the foundation has made it a permanent fundraising fixture.
The Dake Foundation for Children was established in 2009 to help children with disabilities have access to the tools they need to become as independent as possible. The foundation emphasizes fun while providing children with equipment and services to help them reach their fullest potential. Typically, the foundation grants over $70,000 each year to kids and has helped over 250 kids.
Grant recipient Abigail pictured with her bike. Abigail and her father biked from Albany to Buffalo with her bike from The Dake Foundation. Photo provided.