The latest from Wellesley, Mass., charity and fundraising:
Raider Classic Golf Tournament Raises $20,000 for Wellesley METCO Program
Friends of Wellesley METCO received a check for $20,000 from the inaugural Raider Classic charity golf tournament, held this summer at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. Eighty golfers took part in the event, which, according to Friends Co-Chair Tinea Rochelle, “exceeded our wildest expectations for Year 1…With feedback from players and attendees, we are looking forward to taking this event to the next level for years to come.”
“As the parent of 2 Wellesley METCO High School graduates, it is with great pride to say that Wellesley METCO truly has the friendship and support of the community,” Rochelle writes.
Friends of Wellesley METCO is an all-volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to help Wellesley METCO students build their community and provide support for academic success.
Relay For Life participants wanted
With the COVID-19 pandemic derailing the event for the past two years, organizers are looking to restore old connections and create new ones to make the event a success.
At Relay for Life, community members take turns walking on a trail lined with light bags. Those who are or have lived with cancer, as well as their supporters, participate in the event, which includes entertainment and runs throughout the night.