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Golfers Raise $24,000 for Copley

July 15, 2016

Morrisville, VT…The 29th Annual Copley Scramble was one for the history books – for the weather, the number of golfers,  and for the amount raised.  For the first time in twenty years, golfers were pulled off the course due to torrential rain with two holes of play remaining. A record setting one hundred and forty golfers had up to that point enjoyed several hours of comfortable playing conditions and friendly rivalries at the Stowe Country Club.  The event raised more than $24,000 for the community hospital, which will go toward Copley’s new Surgical Center.

“What an incredibly dedicated and generous group of golfers,” said Leah Hollenberger, Copley Hospital’s Vice President of Development and Community Relations. “They know this tournament means a lot to Copley and they turned out with enthusiasm. They are all winners.”

During the post-play luncheon provided by Stowe Mountain Resort, prizes donated courtesy of area businesses were awarded to the top teams.  They were:

First Place Gross Team  62 (-10):

ReArch Co: John Illick, Johnny Illick, Stephen Savall, Mike Hollister

Second Place Gross Team 63 (-9):

Kerry Sedutto, Tony Sedutto, Kevin Komer, Chris Altadonna

Third Place Gross Team 64 (-8):
Cocoa Cola: Jay Corbett, Greg Bolger, Jesse Mathison, Greg Clairmont

First Place Net 58 (-14)
     NFP: Chris Gautreau, Shannon Gaulin, Donna Mazut

Tie – Second Place Net 59 (-13)
     Barbara Roberts, Jim Roberts, John Del Negro, Tish Del Negro
Stewart Construction: Aaron Stewart, Lance Tribell, Drew Kenney, Dan Heil

Longest Drive:  Alyssa Barnes and Charlie Burnham

Closest to Hole: Chris Altadonna

Putting Contest Winners: Bobby Stevens, Joseph Subasic, Tom Marhevko

Hollenberger extends gratitude to Polly Manosh and Aaron Stewart of Stewart Construction, stating, “Polly has taken the lead in coordinating this event for several years. Her detail in planning and spearheading player participation has been key to the success of the event,” she said. “We are also grateful to Stewart Construction of Essex Junction for taking the lead as our Title Sponsor.” The hospital also thanks NFP, ReArch Company, Bourne’s Energy, MVP Health Care and Union Bank for their vital role as lead sponsors. The hospital also thanks the Hole sponsors including: Benoit Electric, Inc.; BerryDunn; Coca Cola; Community National Bank; Downs Rachlin Martin; Dominion Diagnositics; E-Management Associates, LLD; JMK Consultants; L.N. Consulting; MetLife; Northeast Delta Dental; and the Stowe Motel. Silver sponsors were C.P.S.I. and Steel Construction with McMahon Chevrolet Buick serving as the Hole-In-One Sponsor.

“The Scramble wouldn’t be a success without community support,” said Hollenberger. “We are grateful to the many local businesses that assisted us with the Scramble by providing prizes for teams and individuals.” Thanks are extended to:  Stowe Mountain Club, Country Club of Vermont, Stowe Country Club, Orleans Country Club, the Hobble Inn, The Whip, Copley Country Club and golf pro Chris Clews, Trapp Family Lodge, Charlie B’s, Pizza on Main, Rock Art Brewery, Hannaford, Ryder Brook Golf Course, and the Sunset Motor Inn.

Funds raised will go toward construction of Copley Hospital’s new Surgical Center.  The $12.5 million project replaces Copley’s current operating rooms, which will built in 1979. The new center integrates all aspects of Copley’s surgical program into one area, making every patient’s path toward optimum healing as easy and supportive as the experience can be. The hospital will cover the bulk of the $12.5 million project cost with working capital and a loan. The hospital has already raised 88% of the $3.2million they are seeking in community support. Details about Copley’s new Surgical Center are available online at

Copley Hospital is greater Lamoille County’s non-profit community hospital and one of the area’s largest employers. For the past four years, Copley has been recognized as a HealthStrong Hospital, an award of excellence based on a comprehensive measurement metrics including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. It has also been named one of the Top 50 Hospitals in New England based on patient satisfaction.  Copley offers 24-hour emergency services, a family-friendly Birthing Center, and excellent inpatient and outpatient care with specialists, including Cardiology, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Services and Urology on its campus in Morrisville. Visit or call 802-888-8888 for more information.