August 5, 2016
Contact: Megan Fischer
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Providence Children's Museum Nets

$44,500 at 33rd Annual Golf Tournament


On August 1, nearly 100 golfers from across southern New England took part in Providence Children’s Museum’s 33rd Annual Allen H. Chatterton Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, held at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, RI.  The tournament, presented by Admirals Bank, netted a projected $44,500 to benefit the Museum’s hands-on exhibits and innovative educational programs.

The day’s winners included: low net team – Rich Halladay and team from The Allied Group; low gross team – Joe Nagle and team from Delta Dental of Rhode Island; individual low net – Ted Shallcross of Amica Insurance; and individual low gross – Steve Edwards of Delta Dental of Rhode Island.

At the evening’s dinner, guests bid $5,800 on silent auction items including rounds of golf at exclusive courses such as Newport Country Club and Sakonnet Golf Club.  They also gave $3,725 to support three-dozen charitable Museum memberships for low-income families.  A raffle and contest holes around the course brought in an additional $3,700. 

Providence Children’s Museum’s annual golf tournament was instituted in 1984 by the late Allen H. Chatterton Jr., an early supporter and board member of the Children’s Museum.  The Museum gratefully acknowledges Allen H. Chatterton III – a Rumford resident and president of Chatterton Insurance in Pawtucket – who chaired the tournament for the 27th consecutive year in memory of his father; presenting sponsor Admirals Bank; and exclusive sponsors Amica Insurance (dinner sponsor), Delta Dental of Rhode Island (lunch sponsor), National Grid (cart sponsor) and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (beverage sponsor).

The Museum also thanks the tournament committee and additional sponsors: BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Ken Carbone; Chatterton Insurance, Inc.; Collette; Cox Media; DiSanto, Priest & Co.; Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd.; Ned Handy & Polly Chatterton Handy and Shaw McDermott & Hope Chatterton McDermott; Keith Jacobson; LW Blau Restoration; Nortek, Inc.; Orion RED; Parsons Capital Management; The Washington Trust Company; Wellesley Investment Advisors.



Providence Children’s Museum – Come play, come learn!
The Museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence’s Jewelry District.  September through March, open Tuesday through Sunday and Monday school holidays, 9 AM to 6 PM, and selected Fridays until 8 PM.  April through August, open 7 days. Museum admission is $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members. Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.