LITTLETON, MA (September 29, 2022) – The 8th Annual Alan M. Hart Memorial Charity Golf Classic, hosted by Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation at the Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, MA, raised $150,000 this year for Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program. Funds raised during this month’s event, headlined by Allied Solutions, contributed to the Foundation’s $750,000 commitment to support Home Base over five years. A portion of the money raised this year will be used to sponsor Run to Home Base, a fundraiser held at Fenway Park every summer.
Golfers participated in the scramble-style tournament that included longest drive and hole-in-one contests, breakfast and lunch at the clubhouse overlooking the 18th green, and this year featured special guest Orlando Cabrera of the 2004 World Series-winning Red Sox team. Another returning fan-favorite fundraiser of the tournament was a putting contest with beverage prizes sponsored by August A. Busch and Co. and the Armed Forces Financial Network.
Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for veterans, service members, and their families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education, and research. Recent years have been particularly challenging for veterans coming to Home Base for treatment. Keynote speaker and Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director of Home Base, spoke movingly during the opening ceremony of the support the Foundation has given to his organization. “You are deeply committed to the veteran community,” he said. “It goes back to the whole philosophy of Hanscom FCU. Your connection to our people, our veterans, is something we truly value and we deeply value your friendship.”
He later remarked, “I think what’s most special about this is the fact that it truly demonstrates the support of a grateful nation for our warriors and their families. Too many of them come home from war and, given all the circumstances and the kind of abrupt pull out of Afghanistan, and you see what’s going on in the world, they wonder if what they did was worth the sacrifice they made and if anybody actually cares about what they did. This shows that people care.”
Teresa S. Conrad, Chairperson of the Foundation, said in her opening remarks, “Our commitment to our veteran community is paramount to Hanscom FCU’s strategic goals and mission. I am proud of what we’ve been able to raise for Home Base each year with this tournament.”
Named after longtime director of Hanscom FCU, founding chairman of the Foundation, and avid golfer Alan M. Hart, the Classic aims to honor both his memory and his commitment to community service.