Barfly raises $10K for humane society

LAKE PLACID — The golf season in the Adirondacks is long over, but many area players will not forget the record-breaking effort that happened during the 2023 Barfly Open Golf Tournament at the Lake Placid Club Resort.

A total of $10,038 was raised for the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in Saranac Lake, the event’s benefactor. The figure amassed at the September scramble surpassed the $8,000 generated in 2022. The fundraising achievement was set up by the record turnout of 126 players. All proceeds are earmarked for the care of the area’s four-legged friends.

“I am truly amazed by the generosity that comes from the Barfly Open,” said Lea Bedore, president of the Tri-Lakes Humane Society. “This is our biggest take ever. There are so many businesses that donate as hole sponsors, and other great private donations from people who just want to help us. We are very grateful to everyone.”

High Peaks Distributing has been the event’s title sponsor, with significant additional support from RockBottomGolf.com and Tom Rath, its founder and CEO.

“We are very proud to be involved,” said High Peaks Distributing General Manager Mike Shaheen. “We hear it from our customers that this is the best run golf event with the most prizes of all the tourneys. And most importantly, it’s for a good cause.”

Tournament organizers John and Marie Morgan spoke of their love of animals.

“We are dog people and so grateful to Rock Bottom Golf and Tom Rath as well as High Peaks Distributing for sponsoring the event,” said Marie Morgan.

“We also have a great crew of volunteers to assist us, and the Lake Placid Club is a great place to run an event,” she added.


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