golfers in the DFAD Golf Classic

On Monday, May 20, Reliant Foundation will host its 26th Annual Drive for a Difference Golf Classic and Auction at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton. This popular spring tradition draws sponsors and golfers from throughout the area. Over the last 25 years, this signature event has raised more than $6.2 million for critical community health programs and services across Central and MetroWest Massachusetts.

Held at the beautiful and time-honored Pleasant Valley Country Club, last year’s 25th Anniversary Drive for a Difference event was a sellout. Golf spots fill up quickly, and Reliant Foundation limits the field to maximize golfer experience. Participants are treated to world-class golf, and all amenities throughout the day.

Following the round, Reliant Foundation will welcome golfers and other guests to a social reception and dinner in the clubhouse. The event features an online auction that offers supporters the opportunity to bid on items throughout the day including exclusive getaways, concerts, dining experiences, sporting events, and much more.

“We are proud that the Drive for a Difference has become one of the longest-standing and most popular golf classics in the area, said Kelsa Zereski, President of Reliant Foundation. “The impeccable service we’ve received from the professionals at Pleasant Valley, and the unwavering support of our sponsors, golfers, donors, and volunteers, have made this event the success that it is. Through the event’s proceeds, we’ve been able to continue supporting programs across the region that address mental health and behavioral health – particularly for children and youth, recovery programming for individuals struggling with substance use, and initiatives aimed at battling the stigma associated with these issues.”

This year’s Drive for a Difference Gold Sponsor is North Bridge Wealth Management Group – a division of Morgan Stanley. Several high-visibility sponsorship opportunities are still available and are a great way to promote your business while enjoying a great day on the links for a worthy cause.

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About Reliant Foundation

Established in 1988, Reliant Foundation is an independent public charity, not affiliated with any health care facility or medical group, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals of all ages in the Central and MetroWest regions of Massachusetts. As a 501(c)3 charity, the Foundation offers grants to non-profit organizations within its service area for the purpose of supporting programs that battle critical community health issues like substance use, and children’s mental health. Our charity partners work with thousands of individuals in our community to provide life-saving recovery coaching, mental health and behavioral health services, and impactful education and initiatives to reduce the stigma around these issues.

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