Greater Gator Open swings in Sept. 7Tournament proceeds benefit the Bob Gagnon Cancer Care Fund
Rockland — The 20th annual Greater Gator Open Golf Tournament will swing in Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Rockland Golf Club.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Bob Gagnon Cancer Care Fund. Gagnon, a longtime grocer in the Rockland area, passed away in 2002 after a bout with cancer.
The four-person scramble tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $100 and includes the cost of greens fees, use of a golf cart, a lobster dinner, team photo and a chance to win one of the $100 cash prizes for closest to the pin, sponsored by the Rockland Café.
Golfers also will have a chance at several other prizes, including winning a 2013 Chevy Equinox courtesy of Fuller Chevrolet and a $10,000 cash prize by Landings Marina, the Rockland Car Wash and Texaco Xpress Lube.
The lobster dinner is $25 for non-golfers. To make a reservation at the dinner, contact Joni Hilt, 271 Beechwood St., Thomaston, Maine 04861.
For more information on the tournament, call RGC Pro Keenan Flanagan at 594-9322.
The Bob Gagnon Cancer Fund continues to serve the needs of cancer patients in the Knox County area, with gas cards totaling more than $10,000 last year, and the expectation is this number will increase in the coming year. The palliative care unit at Penobscot Bay Medical Center is underwritten by the Bob Gagnon Cancer Fund.