Golfers will support local education on August 3

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Mayor Bouley puttingCONCORD, NH (June 2022) - The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce will host its 34th Annual Funds for Education Golf Tournament on Wednesday, August 3 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord. This popular event, presented by NBT Bank, N.A., raises funds that are essential to the Chamber's Business Grants for Teachers initiative and Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL) program for high school sophomores.

This tournament includes exciting hole-in-one contests (including the chance to win a brand-new vehicle from Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick-GMC), air cannon and "Vegas Hole" contests, snacks and drinks on the course, a delicious BBQ-style lunch, and lively awards ceremony. New this year, players can purchase a VIP Golfer Kit that includes extra opportunities to up your game and get ahead of the competition. Proceeds from the event will support important education initiatives offered by the Chamber.

Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL) is the state’s only regional student leadership program, and is offered annually by the Chamber for high school sophomores in the Greater Concord area. Over 725 students have graduated CASL, including 25 sophomores from six area high schools in 2022. Underwritten by Northeast Delta Dental, this immersive program introduces young leaders to Concord’s history and inner-workings. Students gain hands-on experience in public speaking and other leadership skills, and meet professionals from a variety of industries who are actively involved in the Greater Concord community.

The Chamber has also awarded over $161,000 in business grants to area educators through its Business Grants for Teachers initiative, which supports programs that are not funded by school budgets. In 2021-2022, these grant-funded projects focused on science, engineering, history, writing and arts. At Concord High School, the “We are America” literary project let students dive into history and personal storytelling. At Bow High School, students collected data on a local salamander population. At Bow Memorial School, a display area was created for student artworks and a therapeutic sensory space was built for students with autism and other developmental and cognitive challenges. At Abbot-Downing School, students put engineering and geometry skills to use with 3D printers.

The Chamber extends special thanks to the golf tournament sponsors who support these programs for local students: NBT Bank, N.A.; Mason + Rich, Professional Association; Merrimack County Savings Bank; Servpro of Concord; NHHEAF Network/EDvestinU; Orr & Reno, PA; Ledyard National Bank; Unitil; Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; CheckmateHCM; H.L. Turner Group Inc.; Northeast Delta Dental; Elm Grove Properties; Edward Jones Investments Office of Raymond Burstein and Simon Kealing; Franklin Savings Bank; Lumber Barn; New Hampshire Distributors, LLC; Sugar River Bank; Chappell Tractor Sales; Davidson & Stone, PLLC; Concord Housing + Redevelopment; Irish Electric Corp.; Tasker Landscaping, LLC; Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick-GMC, Inc.; Binnie Media; StitchesNH Inc.; Ridgelight Studio; Davis & Towle Insurance Group; ConcordTV, Your Community Channels; New Hampshire Print & Mail Services; Duprey Hospitality, LLC; The 19th Hole at Beaver Meadow.

This popular tournament typically sells out quickly. Teams can sign up at for $600, but individual players can also come out to support a great cause and enjoy networking on the course. Contact the Chamber at or (603) 224-2508 to register individual players for $150.

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce develops economic opportunities, strengthens the business climate and enhances quality of life in the Capital region.

Photo: Mayor Bouley gives the putting contest a shot at the 2021 Funds for Education Golf Tournament. Photo credit Ava Philbrook.

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