Bar News - July 7, 2006
‘Tuna Open’ Raises $3,700 for Homeless Shelter
The 8th Annual “Tuna Open,” a charitable miniature golf tournament hosted by Manchester law firm Devine Millimet on June 16, grossed more than $3,700 and collected pre-packaged food for New Horizons for New Hampshire. New Horizons is a non-profit agency that operates a soup kitchen, food pantry and homeless shelter in Manchester.
Devine Millimet receptionist Krista Glynn poses with a miniature reproduction of the firm’s reception and office area, complete with a Barbie Doll replica of herself.
“The nine-hole course is constructed throughout the Manchester office by teams of staff and attorneys,” explains Christopher Poulin, an attorney who headed up the effort. Each hole has a theme and prizes are awarded for the most creative design...and for the most honest score. This year Pat Ferriter captured the Most Creative Award for her hole design, entitled The New Face of Devine Millimet; she took her theme from the recent completion of the firm’s office redesign. She constructed a miniature reproduction of the office’s new reception and office area, complete with a Barbie Doll replica of receptionist Krista Glynn.
Attorneys and staff contribute cash and hole sponsorships for New Horizons and submit their food donations to the collection before they tee off to play the half-hour course. Teams of two golfers alternate turns, attempting to bring their team in with a reasonably respectable score.
Susan Howland, director of development for New Horizons, was on hand for the Tuna Open wrap-up and received the donations on behalf of her organization. She said that the funds and food are critical to helping some families through the summer months.