Facing Roadblocks To Reach The Green
While the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be roadblock for all of us in various ways, we at Community Crossroads have been determined to hold an annual golf tournament that is both fun and safe for everyone involved.
On Thursday, September 10th, Community Crossroads’ 31st Annual Golf Challenge will be held at Candia Woods Golf Links in Candia, NH. This year’s tournament, which will enforce social distancing, will look different from past years. However, the eagerness to fundraise for the families Community Crossroads supports will be just as present as ever.
When Independent Service Coordinators Bonnie Roberts and Laura Brosseau stepped up to be in charge of this year’s tournament, they could never have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on our lives. Now, with a short time to go until the tournament, they remain optimistic and excited for the event. “I would say that our eagerness [to hold the tournament] just shows our commitment and the importance that Community Crossroads has to our community while following all protocol to keep our golfers safe and happy,” Laura said.
Some aspects of the golf tournament that have been popular in the past, such as the 50/50 drawing, cornhole contest and wheelbarrow of booze raffle, will be making a return this year. Laura noted that despite this year being scaled back in some ways, many aspects of the tournament that people love will be present.
Shaun Bishop, General Manager of Candia Woods Golf Links, is similarly looking forward to this year’s event. “31 years for a tournament is spectacular, and we are proud to be continuing to host it,” Shaun noted. He added that he and the rest of the team at Candia Woods are thankful they have been able to host multiple charity events throughout the summer.
Along with the in-person golf tournament, we recently wrapped up our summer-long Virtual Golf Event. The idea, which was introduced this year, allowed participants to register for $30 and have the chance to win some awesome prizes. The idea came into fruition due to Bonnie wanting to find a way for people to donate and golf throughout the summer.
While COVID-19 may have altered some ideas for this year’s event, we are very much looking forward to it. Laura said, “We are humbled to have the support of the Golf Gang (golf committee), golfers, donors, and sponsors in these trying times.”
You can still register for this year’s Golf Challenge here, https://community-crossroads-nh.networkforgood.com/events/19574-community-crossroads-2020-golf-challenge?fbclid=IwAR2sjKyE5w-rr7ZMvBBTVTs7tldqTeUKfra1pQzxTt8q2VIK5ZsXZgbJ52A