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Look Out for Each Other Golf Tournament held at GMNGC

Monday, Sept. 16, The Lookout Tavern sponsored its 10th annual Lookout For Each Other Golf Tournament. The 5-person scramble was held at Green Mountain National Golf Course, a beautiful course with mountain views located just north of Killington on Route 100.
Each year, the Lookout For Each Other tournament benefits a local charity or organization. This year the tournament helped support the Rutland Youth Athletic Scholarships. There are many kids who cannot continue to play sports as the costs increase. Equipment, travel expenses and fees can be too much for many families to handle, and unfortunately their kids end up dropping out of sports.

Phil and Joy Black, owners of The Lookout, have seen this happen first hand. They have four children who are all active in sports. Connor and Tristin Black play hockey (very well, by the way,) and the equipment is very expensive. Phil Black has said he has seen so many talented kids just fade into the background and have to give up on sports because their parents cannot afford the equipment and fees.

Phil and Joy Black feel very strongly that no child should be kept from participating in sports because of financial reasons. Sports are not only healthy physically, but help kids learn lifelong skills, such as teamwork, cooperation, and communication. Kids involved in extracurricular activities are also less likely to get in trouble afterschool, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol or take drugs, studies have found.

Not only did this great event help raise money for a worthy cause, all participants had a wonderful time, enjoying 18 holes of golf, lunch on the course and dinner at The Lookout. 

Local businesses sponsored holes, provided raffle prizes and silent auction items. Thank you to everyone who participated. (This author won a sweet pink kids bike, donated by The Basin, that my seven year old daughter is going to love!)

Photo by Robin Alberti
Phil Black owner of The Lookout Tavern, which sponsored the 10th annual Lookout For Each Other Golf Tournament, Sept. 16, speaks to tournament participants at Green Mountain National Golf Course.