December 15, 2018
 
Friendship Home Raises $160K via Annual Golf Tournament

September 20, 2018 — Friendship Home, a Norwell nonprofit that provides respite and support services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, recently announced it raised $160,000 through its annual golf fundraiser, exceeding its goal by more than $20,000.

Friendship Home said the funds raised via the 19th Annual Friendship Home Golf Classic, which drew 200 golfers, will support its ongoing work.

Last year, the event raised $140,000.

“This was a great day for Friendship Home. Our loyal Circle of Friends, consisting of our donors, sponsors, volunteers and, of course, our program members and their families, came out to support our mission. And we made some new friends as well. We are very thankful for their incredible support that ensures we can keep providing quality programs to our members and their families,” said Andrea Pyke, executive director of Friendship Home.

The event was held at Sept. 13 at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston and CrossWinds Golf Club in Plymouth.

Funds were raised via sponsorships, live/silent auction, raffles, donations, and golf registrations.

Supporting the tournament were more than 30 volunteers, including dozens from Rockland Trust, a community partner that employs a Friendship Home member.

“Our volunteers are generous with their time and talent, and we could not run this event without them. We are fortunate to have them year after year, “ said Heather Dwyer, director of development.

Founded in 1999 by two mothers of adult children with developmental disabilities, Friendship Home hired its first executive director 10 years later. It has grown to serve more than 200 families on the South Shore and beyond with its overnight respite, vocational, and social recreational programs.

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