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One Killington Golf Tournament: Great golf, great cause

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Killington Resort and Golf Course partnered with Green Mountain National Golf Course to host the first annual ONE Killington Golf Tournament, a 5-person scramble, with a portion of the proceeds going to support Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport.

Participants registered at the Killington Golf course, where they were then shuttled to GMNGC to play the front 9 holes, then shuttled back to Killington to play the back 9 holes. The weather was unseasonably nice: sunny and warm. The foliage was gorgeous, and views on both courses are spectacular.

The Mountain Times caught up with Andy Gendron, the special events coordinator for Killington Resort and the organizer of this tournament. He was very excited about this tournament, which kicks off the ONE Killington initiative. The idea developed last year, when business owners, town officials, Killington Resort and leaders in the community came together to discuss linking community entities in Killington so the entire town can prosper.

When tourists come to Vermont and visit Killington, they form an opinion about their stay by their overall experince here in town, the friendliness and over all atmosphere of the area plays a large role, Gendron explained. With so much of the economy in our region dependent on tourism, it is in every ones' best interest to promote the community, and help each other attract business.

Andy Gendron also spoke highly of Green Mountain National, appreciating the partnership and Dave Soucy and BBY Peterson's help in hosting and promoting the event.