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The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) raised more than $42K at the second edition of the Chip-In for Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the MAPS Senior Center in Cambridge, which took place on September 13, 2019, at the Juniper Hill Golf Course, in Northborough, MA.

Approximately 100 community members, business leaders and supporters participated in the event, which was co-chaired by Rui Domingos, CEO of Naveo Credit Union, and Walter Sousa, owner of Inman Square Wine & Spirits, longtime friends and supporters of MAPS. The fundraising tournament also included a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a lunch banquet.

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The best foursome of the tournament was composed by Roy Dias, Joe Couto, John Martins and John Bettencourt, who won a Foursome at the Juniper Hill Golf Course, and a 2-hour indoor golf experience from the Lynx Fitness Club.

MAPS Golf Tournament 1st Prize
MAPS Golf Tournament 1st Prize

Players Daniel Rego, Jeffrey DiGregorio, Jason Costa, and Brian Pavao were awarded the second prize – four $50 Gift Certificates donated by Rocco’s Restaurant in Wilmington, MA, and a 2-hour indoor golf experience from the Lynx Fitness Club.

MAPS Golf Tournament 2nd Prize
MAPS Golf Tournament 2nd Prize

The third prize, a Porto Tonic Cocktail Kit donated by MAPS Executive Director Paulo Pinto, went to Michael Paquin, Patrick Grace, Rick Fernandes, and John Correia.

MAPS Golf Tournament 3rd Prize
MAPS Golf Tournament 3rd Prize

Prizes were also given to golfer with the longest drive, Tom Barry, and Closest to the Pin, Messias Sousa.

“We hope that everyone had as much fun as we did,” said Paulo Pinto, MPA, MAPS Executive Director. “We are very thankful to be a part of such a generous community, and, on behalf of the many Portuguese, Brazilian and Cabo Verdean seniors we serve every day, we thank all of our sponsors, Silent Auction donors, golfers and lunch attendees, and hope they’ll join us next year for our 3rd Golf Tournament.”

MAPS Golf Tournament - Rui Domingos, Walter Sousa and Paulo Pinto, MPA
MAPS Golf Tournament – Rui Domingos, Walter Sousa and Paulo Pinto, MPA

The MAPS 2nd Annual Chip-In for Charity Golf Tournament was presented by Titanium sponsors Auxzillium IT Services & Solutions, Couto Management Group, East Cambridge Savings Bank, Naveo Credit Union, and S&F Concrete. Inman Square Wine & Spirits and Brite Builders Inc. were the tournament’s Platinum sponsors, and the lunch banquet was made possible with the support of Metalstone Technologies and Pacheco Jewelers.

Beverages were available throughout the day thanks to the sponsorship of J&F Construction, Inc., while Inman Square Wine & Spirits and CLM Auto provided the lunch boxes.

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Casa Portugal and Flagraphics, Inc. were the two Golf Cart sponsors. Golfers were treated to a delicious breakfast, courtesy of Breakfast sponsors CAPA Donuts, LLC., the Joe & Dorothy Chaves Foundation, and Rogers Funeral Home.

Filomena’s Beauty & Hair Salon, and Cambridge City Councillor Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., sponsored the 150-Yard Mark. Cruz Companies, Lake HVAC, Law Office of Isaac M. Machado, M.R.S. Specialty Services, Old School House Pub & Restaurant, Premier Homes Real Estate, Rocco’s Restaurant and Bar, UG2, and Walsh & Co. Accountants and Consultants generously sponsored the tournament’s Tees/ Greens.

The MAPS Senior Center in Cambridge, open Mondays through Thursdays, is a linguistically and culturally competent space designed to prevent isolation and promote wellness through case management and daily social and recreational activities, including exercise classes, arts and crafts, educational programs, and nutritional meals.

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More information about the MAPS Chip-In for Charity Golf Tournament can be found on the organization’s website at maps-inc.org/golf.

MAPS is a private, non-profit organization providing essential health and social services to Portuguese speakers and other communities through its offices in Cambridge, Somerville, Brighton, Dorchester, Framingham and Lowell. To learn more about MAPS, please visit www.maps-inc.org.

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