September 20, 2017: Robbie Mills Memorial Golf Tournament (Tilton, NH)
Join us on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Lochmere Golf & Country Club in Tilton for the 19th Annual Robbie Mills Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by the MetroCast Foundation, with proceeds benefiting organizations that serve at-risk youth and other youth-serving groups in the region. Previous events have supported the Spaulding Youth Center, Child Advocacy Center, Greater Lakes Region Charitable Foundation for Children (annual auction) and the Lakes Region Boys & Girls Club. Be a sponsor, play in the tournament, show your support!
7:00 AM - Driving range opens
7:30 AM - Registration, raffle ticket sales and breakfast begins
8:45 AM - Shotgun Start
1:00 PM - Lunch, Awards and Raffle Drawings
Why We Play
Robbie Mills was a 14-year-old boy who enjoyed basketball, NASCAR and baseball. He had his whole life ahead of him, but, in summer 1998, it was cut short in a senseless act of violence. Robbie was riding his bike when he was approached by two 18-year-old young men who subsequently murdered him and stole his bicycle.
His mother, Wendy Mills, now a 32-year employee of MetroCast, remembers how the community and fellow employees banded together to initiate the Robbie Mills Golf Tournament in order to help her and her family cope with this tragedy, while defraying the costs of Robbie's funeral. The Tournament was a great success, as the community came together to honor Robbie and help the Mills family financially.
However, when an anonymous donor covered the cost of the funeral in its entirety, Wendy felt she couldn't justify keeping the money raised from the Tournament when there were so many other children in need. So, she took the Tournament proceeds and put them back into the community, specifically organizations serving area youth. Since then, the Spaulding Youth Center, Child Advocacy Center, Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction and Lakes Region Boys & Girls Club have been supported through monies raised from the Tournament.
In 2007, James J. Bruder, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Harron Communications, MetroCast’s parent company, founded The MetroCast Foundation to facilitate donations for the Tournament from MetroCast video programmers, vendor partners and local businesses. Today, the Foundation continues to honor Robbie's memory by hosting the annual Robbie Mills Memorial Golf Tournament, now in its 19th year.
The Mills family, The MetroCast Foundation and the Lakes Region community at large thank you for your support of and involvement in this event.