It was a beautiful day on the Merrimack Valley Golf Club course in Methuen, MA, on June 12th, 2015, as NILP held it's 12th Annual Golf Tournament for Independence. This was a tremendously successful event with 98 golfers participating in NILP's major fundraising event of the year and with 76 sponsors and donors contributing to this tournament to help make this NILP's best fundraiser in the history of the organization. The day's festivities began with a 7:00 A.M. Registration & Breakfast and then an 8:00 A.M. Shotgun Start. The participating golfers had a fun day while amidst refreshments being served, action tickets for a fun packet of items were sold along with raffle tickets throughout the course of the event. In addition, the golfers got the chance to participate in a Hole in One Contest for a 2015 Jeep Wrangler (courtesy of Herb Chambers), a Closest to the Pin Contest (within 6" of the cup), and a Cash Putting Contest. The day concluded with an Awards Luncheon and silent auction items listed and sold. The Awards were comprised of recognition of the Title Sponsor...thank you Ferris Capital LLC!...along with other NILP tournament sponsors who were noted throughout the course of the day with signage, etc. Best Golf Team Score Award was recognized along with "Most Honest Team Score Award" (lowest scoring team) among others. In addition many raffle prizes were awarded to a good number of lucky winners along with silent auction prizes that were awarded to the highest bidders. There were a good number of NILP volunteers throughout the day who could be easily recognized by the golfers wearing their bright NILP t-shirts - thanks NILP volunteers! You helped to make the this terrific event run very smoothly. Thank you golfers! We heard how much you enjoyed playing in this tournament and by doing so, you supported NILP's cause and mission. Thanks to Mike Farelli and your great staff at Merrimack Valley Golf Club! Your great support of everything that NILP needed at this event was always there and that's why we are looking forward to having our 2016 NILP tournament on your fine golf course (June 17, 2016 - mark your calendars golfers!). A great vote of thanks and applause goes out to all of our wonderful Sponsors & Donors of NILP's 12th Annual Golf Tournament for Independence. It's really all of you who along with our golf participants who made this event possible and by doing so, you greatly helped NILP as all proceeds from this major fundraising event go to support people with all disabilities who wish to live independently in the community in the 52 cities and towns that NILP serves in Northeast Massachusetts. Please come visit NILP where you will see a large sign posted in our lobby entrance that proudly lists all of the Sponsors & Donors of NILP's 12th Annual Golf Tournament for Independence or click on the link below to view it as they all deserve your recognition!