A few months back, The NK Blog wrote about local entrepreneur Deanna Russo and her company, Bow-K. Deanna sent me a message through social media regarding a special event that she wanted to post and share on the NK Blog. The event is called “The Pilkington Memorial Golf Tournament.” Remarkably, this is the 40th year the event has taken place. And, this marks the final year, according to event planners, of the tournament. The tournament is taking place at Laurel Lane Country Club in West Kingston.
According to Deanna, “this is the longest running golf tournament in the state of RI and it is the final year. Bill Gannon will be performing and it is always a lot of fun. Liz Pilkington Nayman was the youngest of 7 kids and was a dear friend of mine who passed away at 43. The funds go to Friends Way (among other charities) in her honor.”
Deanna mentioned that “the tournament started “to honor their father (Tom Pilkington) who was a golf pro after he passed from esophageal cancer. His daughter, Liz, subsequently died of the same disease. They have donated to a number of different organizations over the years.” Some of those charitable donation groups locally here include The American Cancer Society, Hospice Care of Rhode Island, and the Liz Pilkington Nayman Scholarship fund. This golf tournament has been a tradition in Rhode Island since 1976.
If you would like to participate, donate, or just be part of the fun, click on the flyer below to learn more. There is contact information, phone numbers, and email addresses on the bottom of the flyer if you have questions about the event. Come out to Laurel Lane Country Club, 309 Laurel Lane, West Kingston tomorrow to support the 40th and final Pilkington Memorial Golf Tournament. 8:30 am Shotgun start. $150 donation includes greens fees, dinner, cart, and provides funding to support amazing local charities. Click on the flyer to print out and thank you for your support of local charities.