This years’ Annual Joseph “Pete” Griffin Memorial Tournament raised over $8,500 for the American Red Cross. The tournament is held annually in memory of Joseph “Pete” Griffin, with the proceeds of the tournament benefiting the local American Red Cross services. Entergy is the main sponsor of the event and this year some new partnerships were formed to help defray costs. A special thanks to Jay Saternow who not only signed on as a new sponsor but also made contact with Chris Burritt for the Hole in One sponsorship and Will Weimer for a Beat the Pro on course game. “We are always looking for new and exciting ways to keep the tournament fresh and fun” said tournament director, Brian Griffin, grandson of Mr. Griffin. Eagle Beverage also sponsored the Putting Contest as well as supplying beverages for each participant and Dunkin Donuts donated coffee and donuts at check in.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disaster; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission.