I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere appreciation to the businesses and individuals who generously donated to the 2012 Hilltopper Baseball Golf Tournament, held at the Canajoharie Country Club on July 8.
The golfers were treated to a nine-hole golf scramble, complete with contests such as first- and second-place teams, closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the line, and skins games. The golf was followed up by a picnic-style lunch on the outdoor porch overlooking the course, where contest winners were awarded, team and individual prizes were handed out and drawings were held for the numerous gift baskets that were donated.
A special thank you is extended to course pro Matt Smith, chef Aaron Gonnelly, and the ownership and entire staff at the Canajoharie Country Club, for helping run a very organized and successful tournament.
Thank you also to the parents, players and other coaches for their assistance in organizing and running the tournament, and to the golfers who took the time to spend their Sunday golfing with us.
The contributions to this fundraiser allow us to continue to repair and replace equipment, maintain the athletic fields, and provide opportunities for athletes that would otherwise be impossible.
Once again, thank you all sincerely for your support of this event.
CRAIG J. PHILLIPS
Fort Plain varsity baseball coach