The Samoset Resort, a member of the Ocean Properties family and host of the 15th annual Wentworth Charities Golf Classic Tournament, donated $20,000 to Lincolnville-based University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp & Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove.

The tournament is an annual event of Ocean Properties Ltd. and has donated nearly $1,750,000 to charities since its inception in 1995. Other beneficiaries have included the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Jett Foundation.

According to an Oct. 29 press release, “The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove help instill a sense of place that is the foundation for lifelong environmental stewardship and positive community involvement through affordable environmental education and nature-based experiences.”

Funds from the $20,000 donation will support a variety of activities. Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide school programs, traditional summer camps, discovery trips and leadership development programs. Scholarships are awarded to those who are unable to afford tuition.

The learning centers are funded through a combination of grants and donations from individuals, businesses and foundations.

The Samoset Resort Hotel is part of a 230-acre waterfront complex at the edge of Penobscot Bay. Major renovations to be debuted in early 2011 will take place during the regularly scheduled seasonal closing, which commences Nov. 28. The resort will continue to serve the group market in March and April and the health club and timeshare facilities will remain open during the entire renovation process.

Golfers of every handicap will be invited to swing into action Aug. 26 and Aug. 27, 2011, to help raise money for a worthwhile cause when the Samoset Resort welcomes the 16th annual Wentworth Charities Golf Classic.

Information about the tournament can be found at wentworthcharities.org.

The Herald Gazette Reporter Shlomit Auciello can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by e-mail at sauciello@villagesoup.com.