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Posted May 18, 2009, at 3:37 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:38 a.m.

Girls Golf Day

HERMON – The Ladies Professional Golf Association, the U.S. Golf Association and Girl Scouts of Maine have partnered to present the 2009 Girls Golf of Greater Bangor Program.

Girls Golf Day is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 30, at the Hermon High School upper field in Hermon. The event will include golf basics using Start New at Golf, or SNAG, equipment and games.

“Girls who think they are interested in learning how to play golf are invited to attend a very special event,” said Samantha Lott, Girl Scouts of Maine director of program. “Girls Golf Day provides a fun, relaxed way for girls to learn about the game and all attendees will receive complimentary gifts to commemorate the event.”

Girls Golf Day is open to girls ages 7 to 17 who want to learn more about golf and who would like to become members of LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Greater Bangor.

Thea Davis, golf professional at Hermon Meadow Golf Club and an instructor for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Greater Bangor, said, “Our golf program is terrific and gives girls the chance to learn to play the game, build lasting friendships, and experience competition in an enjoyable, supportive environment.”

Girls attending the Girls Golf Day event are reminded to dress in layers for warmth. In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved into the Hermon High School gym.

Inbee Park, LPGA Tour player and 2008 U.S. Women’s Open Champion, has provided support for the event through a generous donation to the LPGA Foundation to help make LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Day 2009 a special event for all of the participants.

For information on the event, how to register and fees for the summer program, visit www.girlscoutsofmaine.org or call Cathy Willey at 244-0214.

Maine Sports Hall of Fame induction

BANGOR – Tickets are still available for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday, May 31, at the Bangor Motor Inn Convention Center. The deadline for purchasing the $35 tickets is May 22. Call Bill Daviero at 899-0569.

Tickets will not be sold at the door.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a fellowship hour before the dinner and ceremony start at 12:30 p.m.

This year’s inductees are:

. Cindy Blodgett, Lawrence High and University of Maine basketball athlete, and UMaine head women’s coach.

. Jack Butterfield, former University of Maine athlete and baseball coach.

. George Hale, high school and college sports broadcaster for 55 years.

. Robert Kelley, 32-year baseball coach at Bangor High School.

. Jon MacDonald, star athlete at Stearns High School and the University of Maryland.

. Peter McCarty, Bangor High School and University of Massachusetts football star and outstanding college coach.

. Charles “Sam” Pendleton, high school soccer coach for 39 years with eight state championships.

. Dick Scott, high school athlete at Ellsworth who has been in professional baseball since 1981.

. Ken Perrone, successful football and baseball coach in Maine and Massachusetts.

Ten $1,500 scholarships will be given out to outstanding scholar athletes.

For information, call Keith Mahaney at 945-5235 or Wayne Lawton at 990-8261.

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