The Boothbay Charities Golf Classic is held annually in Boothbay Harbor. This year will be the 26th annual tournament. Many former professional sports’ greats from the NFL, NAL and MLB, as well as local sports figures and professionals from New England teams, will be present.
The event takes place over a three day period starting on Thursday evening with a “Meet and Greet.” On Friday at the Boothbay Railway Museum there is a Down East Lobster Bake and silent/live auction which includes sports memorabilia, vacations, gift packages, art, etc.This event is open to the public and is an opportunity to get to know a sport’s celebrity face to face!
The golf scramble itself is on Saturday at the Boothbay Harbor Country Club. Each team of four players includes one celebrity. Last year the Boothbay Charities Classic raised $40,000 for Special Olympics.
Celebrities attending this year include Bob Allietta of the California Angels and Cleveland Indians, Bob Capadona of the Patriots and the Buffalo Bills, Ken Hodge from the Bruins, Oakland Raider’s Otis Sistrunk and Ted Hendricks, Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman”Lee and many more.
About 3800 athletes in Maine participate in this program. Visit www.boothbaycharitiesclassic.com for more information. Celebrities staying at the Ocean Point Inn include Otis Sistrunk, Ted Hendricks, Roger Wherli, Dave Gergely and Jack Billingham.
Join in the festivities and help raise money for a very worthy cause – Special Olympics.