The 34th Annual Bees Prendergast Memorial Greylock Federal Credit Union Golf Tournament was held in September at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Berkshire Family and Individual Resources (BFAIR) was the beneficiary of the event and raised close to $25,000 for their programs.
Greylock Federal Credit Union Board President and golf tournament chairman Sheila LaBarbera said, “During the 34 years since the inception of this charitable tournament, Greylock has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for area, non-profit agencies. We are thrilled to be able to continue this tradition, thanks to the support of our generous community.”
The tournament attracts 128 golfers who contribute to the financial success of the tournament by purchasing raffle tickets for prizes that are donated by more than 150 local merchants. Other funds are raised through the sale of sponsorships for green, tee, and cart signs.
BFAIR Executive Director Rich Weisenflue said, “We are honored to be the beneficiary of this tournament and appreciate the efforts of Greylock and everyone involved. This money will go a long way toward funding our programs to help adults and children with disabilities by tailoring supports to meet people’s needs and to promote independence through employment, residential supports, and community involvement.”
The annual Greylock golf tournament is named in honor of Robert W. ‘Bees’ Prendergast, a credit union director of 27 years who passed away in 1997. According to Greylock President Marilyn Sperling, “Bees was tremendously active on Greylock’s board and as a volunteer in the community. He would be pleased to know the tournament raised money in his name to assist BFAIR.”