AHM’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2022
For the last 19 years, AHM Youth and Family Services has hosted an annual golf tournament at Blackledge Country Club. The tournament was started by Hebron businessmen Hayden “Spike” Houston and Jim Celio, who from the late 1980s through the 1990s raised thousands of dollars for AHM programs. This year’s tournament was one for the ages. The 2022 tournament saw more players than ever before, as well as more women, more young people, and more senior players. The day began with a welcome from AHM’s Executive Director Tressa Giordano and incoming Board President Brendan Shea. Both AHM leaders thanked the players, sponsors, and volunteers. They gave special thanks to Ted’s IGA, Blackledge Country Club, Ferguson and McGuire Insurance, and Dunkin Donuts of Hebron and Colchester.
At the afternoon barbeque hosted by Ted’s IGA, there were two special awards given to recognize the efforts of leaders who have done something extraordinary in support of AHM.
The 2022 Theodore Armata Leadership Award, in memory of Ted’s IGA founder Ted Armata, went to Marlborough resident Louise Concodello. Mr. Armata’s sons Todge and David presented the award to Mrs. Concodello, who was recognized for her three decades of service to early childhood education and her service as a community advocate supporting the work of AHM Youth and Family Services.
The second 2022 Award named in memory of Marlborough First Selectmen Howard Dean, was given to Hebron’s Town Manager Andrew Tierney and Hebron’s Director of Administrative Services Donna Lanza. Mr. Dean’s wife Terry Concannon presented the awards and spoke about the work that Mr. Tierney and Ms. Lanza have done over many years helping continue building a strong regional community partnership with the towns that support AHM. Both Andy Tierney and Donna Lanza spoke about their belief in and support for AHM and its multi-town partnership.
The golf tournament this year will raise over $23,000 for AHM programs such as family counseling, recovery groups for young adults, family resource center programs, performing arts programs, mentoring, and the CHOREs program for seniors and more.
In his last time as the Tournament Director, long-time staff member Joel Rosenberg thanked the players, sponsors, and volunteers for their commitment to this public charity. “This tournament is something much larger than just a game”, he shared. “By being here today, you are making a real and meaningful difference in the lives of people you may never meet. Just know what you are doing today is truly helping children and adults who depend upon our services.”
The tournament had players from across New England, including the Ponchak, Taylor, and Falcetta Team from Maine, who were members of RHAM High School classes from the late 1950s.
To learn more about AHM Youth and Family Services, visit: www.ahmyouth.org