The Milford Eagles Pop Warner Organization sponsored the first annual Charles F. Boyle Golf Tournament fundraising event on Tuesday June 30, 2015 to rave reviews.
The day started out early with both family and friends pitching in to help at the Registration desk. There were raffle tickets for the baskets and 50/50 tickets. Each participant had an opportunity to buy a mulligan and were given a very full goody bag to take home with them. The day was beautiful and as the foursomes arrived and readied their carts, one could not help but think about Charlie. He would have loved that we were all together in one place and having a good time. Of course the two life-sized cut outs of Charlie helped remind everyone why they were there. Festivities kicked off with a group photo and pictures of each foursome. After pictures and some lunch, golfers were dispatched to their opening holes for the 1pm shotgun start. The two life-size cardboard likenesses of Charlie were included in each of the foursome pictures as well as the group shot.
All three of Charlie’s children participated in one way or another at the Tournament. Son Jimmy along with his friends Hayden Hulme and Jake Bombace, manned the “Whack a duck” hole. Charlie’s twin girls Hailey and Kari, handed out the Raffle baskets and were responsible for the Mad Libs made available at each table to be read aloud during the dinner hour. The Woodbridge Country Club was a perfect place for this tournament. They very generously extended the open bar, and provided a smorgasbord of cheese, crackers, and other delicacies. Willies BBQ provided a bountiful amount of pulled chicken, ribs and a few sides including their infamous corn bread. The Country Club provided corn on the cob and mixed greens to balance the menu. Members of the Boyle Family provided assorted cookies and goodies for dessert. The Raffle Baskets generously filled by friends of the family, were large and theme related. One of the largest baskets contained all of Charlie’s favorite things. Everyone who bid on the silent auction items, were extremely generous. The valuable items being auctioned included signed baseballs from Mariana Rivera of the Yankees. There were box seats and tickets to a Rangers Game, and of course NY Mets tickets, as the Mets were Charlie’s favorite baseball team. The winner of the 50/50 raffle was especially generous by donating the entire amount back to the organization.
Proceeds from this event funded both the Charles F. Boyle yearly Scholarship sponsored by the Milford Pop Warner organization, and the educational Trust Fund for Charlie’s three children.