PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, today announced that the team, in conjunction with Riverside Golf Course, will be hosting the First Annual Crusher Open golf tournament to benefit the Maine Red Claws Foundation and the First Tee Program at Riverside. The tournament will be held on Friday, August 22 at Riverside’s 18-hole North Course, located at 1158 Riverside Street in Portland.
In addition to the golf tournament, the Riverside South Course will be offering a free morning clinic to children of golfers participating in the Crusher Open. The clinic will be held on the South Course’s three-hole practice course.
The First Tee Program is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, First Tee helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. Money raised through the Crusher Open will be put towards transportation for program participants from their schools to the Riverside South Course—home of Portland’s First Tee Program.
The Maine Red Claws Foundation has been actively involved in communities, charities and organizations throughout the state of Maine since 2009, with a focus on health and fitness, education and the children of Maine.
Riverside Golf Course is owned and operated by the City of Portland. The popular and traditional public golf facility first opened in 1932. The facility features an 18-hole course, a 9-hole course and a 3-hole practice course. The classic layout, rolling hills and tree-line fairways are bordered by the Presumpscot River.