We are thrilled to announce that our 2024 Tee It Up for The Arc Golf Tournament successfully raised $228,500, surpassing our goal of $200,000! This is the largest amount ever raised at an Arc event, and we are beyond grateful to everyone who supported its success.

“The Family Fund is a critical resource for families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our communities,” said Sara Pease, Assistant Director of Children, Youth & Their Families. “It’s a 100% donor-funded program, and the money raised during the golf tournament will be used to provide children with access to the therapies, equipment, and services they need and deserve.”

The tournament was sponsored by 75 local organizations and businesses, including Climate Care HVAC Services, BGC G&G, First Citizens Bank, CFG Bank, Bay State Electric, and Hartman Executive Advisors. We are grateful to have hosted 288 golfers for food, drinks, and 18 holes along the rivers and lakes courses at Queenstown Harbor. You can see a video montage of the Golf Tournament here and pictures from the Golf Tournament here; for a full list of event sponsors, click here.

In total, The Arc will have netted almost $160,000 to support The Arc’s Family Fund. This means that during the 2025 Family Fund grant cycle process, we will have more funds than ever to support children to receive essential services and supports.

“All too often,” says Sara, “insurance companies don’t cover the things children and their families would benefit from the most in their daily life, like customized strollers, equine therapy, life-saving swimming lessons, tag-less clothing, and skill-building software for teens.”

The Arc’s Family Fund prioritizes supporting families with very limited resources who would not otherwise be able to provide essential therapies, devices, and opportunities to their children.

“We hear too many stories of parents choosing between paying for speech therapy and paying their electric bill, paying for leg braces or paying their rent,” says Sara. “The Family Fund helps us fill the gap so families don’t have to go without.”

Family Fund applications open annually on February 1. To learn more about The Family Fund, click here.

Save the Date! Next year’s 27th Annual Tee it Up for The Arc Golf Tournament will be on Monday, May 12, 2025, at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course.