MetroCast Hosts 19th Annual Robbie Mills Memorial Golf Tournament September 2008.17.17
BELMONT, N.H.– The annual Robbie Mills Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 20 at the Lochmere Country Club in Tilton, NH. The event, which is hosted by the MetroCast Foundation, will benefit organizations that serve at-risk youth and other youth-serving groups in the region.
Now in its 19th year, the event began as an effort to honor the memory of Robbie Mills, a 14-year-old Laconia boy who was killed in 1997 for his trail bike by two older teens (Mills’ mother, Wendy Mills, is a MetroCast employee). The event was launched that year to support the Robbie Mills Memorial Fund, which donated to youth-serving organizations in the Laconia area.
In subsequent years, the number of organizations supported by the fundraiser expanded to include the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center (Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program), Spaulding Youth Center Foundation and the Greater Lakes Region Charitable Foundation for Children (Children’s Auction).
With this in mind, James J. Bruder, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Harron Communications, MetroCast’s parent company, founded the MetroCast Foundation in 2007 to facilitate donations for the Tournament from MetroCast video programmers, vendor partners and local businesses. Last year’s event raised more than $20,000 in support of youth-serving organizations in the region.
With the 2017 event approaching, MetroCast is seeking event sponsors and tournament registrations. Single player and team registrations, as well as a variety of sponsorship opportunities, are being accepted online at Metrocast.com/robbiemills.
“We are grateful to all who have supported this worthy cause in prior years and look forward to an enjoyable day for participants and a successful day for the organizations that are supported through the event,” said Edward Merrill, General Manager for MetroCast.
MetroCast serves residential and business-class customers in 34 New Hampshire and Maine communities with video, high-speed Internet and digital phone service.