Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Annual Brightside Golf Classic Set for July 24

Over 200 golfers are expected to participate in the 37th Annual Brightside Golf Classic on Monday, July 24, at Springfield Country Club in West Springfield. "This event raises funds to continue Brightside’s mission to support our community’s most vulnerable children and their families," said Allison Gearing-Kalill, Vice President of Fund Development for Mercy Medical Center and its affiliated services.

Two tee times are available. Registration and breakfast for the morning session begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The evening reception will be held immediately following the tournament from 5 to 8 p.m.

Prices include green fees, golf cart, breakfast or lunch, a gift and swag bag, and reception featuring cocktails, food stations, auction, networking and live entertainment. On-course food and beverages will be provided by our sponsors throughout the day. Golfers will also be eligible for a chance to win prizes and participate in raffles during the day.

The 2017 Golf Classic Chairs are Hank Downey, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, Florence Savings Bank; John Kendzierski, President, Professional Drywall Construction, Inc.; Matthew Sosik, President and CEO, Easthampton Savings Bank; and William J. Wagner, Chief Business Development Officer and Vice Chairmen of the Board, Westfield Bank. The chairs are excited to welcome the region's banking and business leaders to partner with Brightside in helping our community's children and families.

Brightside for Families and Children provides in-home counseling and family support to over 650 children and their families throughout Western Massachusetts. Services include resource coordination, parenting skills development, behavioral technique instruction, community support programs, and other programs tailored to prevent hospitalization from occurring. Specialized assessments such as neuropsychological evaluations and testing are also available. Each year, the Brightside Golf Classic attracts more than 250 business leaders from the Greater Springfield area who support the work and mission of Brightside.

For more information on sponsorships, donations, and attending the event, please contact Allison Gearing-Kalill, Vice President of Fund Development, at 413-748-9986 or Information is also available on our website at

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