Foley Strong Golf Tournament Sept. 22

  • From left, Lisa Foley, Jennifer Field and Patrick Foley. Courtesy

Monday, September 04, 2017 6:31PM

The 3rd annual Foley Strong Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 22 at Crotched Mountain Golf in Francestown with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The tournament entry fee is $100 per golfer, and includes greens fees, cart, lunch, and prizes.

All proceeds from the event will go to the J Field Foundation, founded by Peterborough resident Jennifer Field, who suffered a traumatic brain injury 25 years ago when the car she was driving slid on black ice and into an oncoming tractor trailer. The 17-year-old was attending Dublin School at the time and was not expected to ever walk or talk again. Today Field is an author, inspirational speaker, and head of her foundation, which supports individuals and families dealing with brain injuries.

For the first two Foley Strong Tournaments, the money raised was directed to the Foley Family of Peterborough when Patrick Foley was still in a rehabilitation facility in Florida. He was receiving treatment for a severe brain injury he sustained in a car accident that critically injured him and his wife, Lisa.

“My daughters and I have been overwhelmed by our community’s support. At the last two golf tournaments, we’d all hoped and prayed that Pat would be at the next tournament. Well, this year he will be playing in a foursome with his best friends from high school. He’s come a long way, and I know from Jennifer’s story that Pat can keep getting better and better.” Lisa Foley said.

After meeting Field at one of her author events last year for her memoir, From Blue Ribbon to Code Blue, Lisa Foley reached out to Jennifer Field to see if the tournament proceeds could go to the J Field Foundation. “As a family, we decided the funds raised at this event should help more people. Jennifer’s own brain injury recovery story gave me hope. There are so many people who need that.”

Prizes, gift certificates, hole sponsors and donations are welcomed. Please send checks to Foley Family Fund, 44 Richardson Road, Peterborough, NH, 03458.

To register or to support the cause in other ways, please call Julia Duhaime at 801-8136 or juliaduhaime@yahoo.com.