BELMONT, N.H. - The annual Robbie Mills Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, September 15 at the Lochmere Country Club in Tilton. The event, which is hosted by the MetroCast Foundation, will benefit organizations that serve at-risk youth and other vulnerable groups in the region.
Now in its 18th year, the event began as an effort to honor the memory of Robbie Mills, a 14 year-old Laconia boy who was killed in 1997 for his trail bike by two older teens (Mills' mother is a MetroCast employee).
In subsequent years, the number of organizations supported by the fundraiser expanded to include the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center (Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program), Spaulding Youth Center Foundation, Greater Lakes Region Charitable Foundation for Children (Children's Auction), and more.
With this in mind, Jim Bruder, Chairman and CEO of Harron Communications, MetroCast's parent company, founded the MetroCast Foundation in 2007 to facilitate donations for the Tournament from MetroCast video programmers, vendor partners and local businesses.
Last year's event raised more than $26,000 in support of youth-serving organizations in the region.
With the 2016 event approaching, MetroCast is seeking event sponsors and tournament registrations. Single player and team registrations, as well as a variety of sponsorship opportunities, are being accepted online at Metrocast.com/robbiemills.
"We are grateful to all who have supported this worthy cause in prior years and look forward to an enjoyable day for participants and a successful day for the organizations are supported through the event," said MetroCast Regional Manager Edward Merrill.