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Sports legends to take part in Special Olympics fundraiser

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BOOTHBAY, Maine — Local and Nationally known sports legends and Hall of Famers are making arrangements to meet in Boothbay for the 24th annual Boothbay Charities Classic Golf Tournament, Lobster Bake and Sports Auction Sept. 26 and 27.

All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Maine. Whether it’s football, baseball, hockey, racing or golf, we will likely have something for the sports fan in you.

The festivities will kick off on Friday afternoon with a New England Lobster and clam bake with the participating celebrities. If you are playing golf the cost of the lobster bake is included in your entrance fee. Public is welcome to purchase tickets to Lobster Bake and auction by calling Brenda Blackman at 633-6280.

A silent sports auction will be available for public viewing and bidding 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Railway Village Meeting Hall. (Results will be announced later that evening) All fans are welcome. The Lobster Bake will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, under the big Top at the Railway Village. Chicken is also available.

Celebrities attending the 2014 tournament will include: Bob Allietta of California Angels and Cleveland Indians, Bob Capadona of Patriots and Buffalo Bills, Ken Hodge from the Bruins, Peter Ladd, Stump Merrill, Steve Minich, Dott Petty, Scott Price, Oakland Raider Otis Sistrunk, Tom Stephens, Steelers player Robin Cole from the Steelers, John Kameisha, Dave O’Brien from the Vikings, Giants and Cardinals, Don Marcotte, Wayne Soares, Roger Wehrli, Butch Byrd, Gerhard Schwedes, Gino Cappaletti, Pete Banaszak. This list will be updated as the event gets closer.

Team openings and limited individual golfer positions are available for Saturday mornings golf tournament, which includes guaranteed pairing with a celebrity, an awesome goodie bag provided by tournament sponsors, and a seat at Friday nights lobster bake and sportsauction. If you are interested in participating please contact Brenda Blackman at 633-6280 or call Ken Marston at 207-350-6203. You can also call these numbers if you are just interested in the lobster bake, which begins at 4PM.  The sports auction is open to the public at no charge.

Businesses and individuals willing to make donations, volunteer time, or to participate in the tournament are extremely appreciated, and crucial to the continued success of this event. Major sponsorships as well as individual hole and tee sponsorships are also available. For more information please contact Brenda at the above mentioned number.If you wish to donate an item to the auction please contact Tom Erskine at 633-6103.

Special Olympics Maine is a year round athletic training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities of all ages. In Maine we have over 3800 athletes who participate in the program. For more information on Special Olympics Maine please visit www.somaine.org

Auction Items: A few of the auction items we have are an autographed  baseball bat signed by RedSox star Jim Rice; An autographed “07 World Series Red Sox David“Big Papi” Ortiz jersey; Emmitt Smith autographed jersey; autographed football by Archie Griffin; autographed Boston Bruins jersey by Ray Bourque.