The nonprofit Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC) held its eighth annual golf outing at Marine Park Golf Course on Friday, June 1.
The event is an important fundraiser for the organization, and also celebrated 60 years of servicing “Building Better Futures” for individuals with special needs.
“Golf helps raise needed donations and funds for our mission,” noted Caroline Mansuetto, director of development for the GEC.
Golfers enjoyed 18 holes, as well as an extravagant BBQ complete with chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and all the trimmings during the day. In the evening, they were joined by friends and family to pig out at the decked-out buffet and open bar.
Founded in 1958, GEC has helped children and adults with developmental disabilities to live their best lives for decades. The same excitement and dedication was reflected in every participant’s face as they piled out of the lined-up golf carts.
Awards were given out in the evening. The competition included the categories of Hole In One (no winners this year), Low Gross, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Putting Contest, with a large golf ball award and other prizes and goodie bags for winners.