AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn VNA Health Network’s Second Annual Deanna D. Goggins Golf Classic raised nearly $20,000 earlier this month at the Heritage Country Club in Charlton.
Eighty-six golfers took part in the golf tournament, and about 100 attended the dinner. All proceeds from the June 11 event will go toward the Agency’s Free Care Program.
“Our family is very touched to have the golf tournament named after our mother primarily because it allows people to remember her sense of commitment to the community,” said her son, John Goggins.
The annual golf tournament is held in memory of Goggins, a former executive director of the Auburn Visiting Nurse Association. More than $100,000 has been raised to benefit association programs since the tournament started.
“The agency’s golf classic is one of our signature fundraising events that raises money to fund our free care pool and our wellness programs. It is through the generosity of our many contributors and supporters that makes this event a success year after year,” said David Bellerose, event chairman.
The classic was sponsored by a variety of organizations, including:
• Gold sponsor: Webster Five Cents Savings Bank.
• Silver sponsors: Alexander, Aronson, Finning, & Co., CPA; AllCARE Medical; Baystate Financial Services; Britton Wallace Funeral Home; Camosse Masonry Supply; Cinch IT; Elder Law & Disability; Massachusetts MEP; Medline; PENTA Communications Inc.; Spectrum Health Systems; Worcester State University; and Worcester County Memorial Inc.
“We were thrilled to have such a great turnout for our second golf classic, most especially since it honors Deanna Goggins, someone who was so instrumental in the agency’s growth,” Auburn VNA Health Network President and CEO Kim Harmon said. “For over 30 years Deanna dedicated herself to the Auburn VNA, and her presence is still felt daily by our team, as they aspire to continually give the highest level of patient care that she always promoted.”
The Auburn VNA Health Network was established in 1919. It was initially called the Auburn District Nursing Association, eventually evolving into the Auburn VNA Health Network.
The organization offers a range of home health care services in Auburn and into Worcester County and Central Massachusetts. The Auburn VNA Health Network serves 20 communities.