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Golf Tournament History 

The Jared Tuccolo Memorial Golf Tournament was initially started by Barbara Beaudoin, a friend of the Tuccolo family, on Oct 23, 1999.  The first event was held at the Atkinson Country Club in Atkinson, NH with TASC members participating as volunteers and acting as a primary sponsor.  Originally, the tournament’s purpose was to gather friends and family members of Jared to support his fight for life.  Tragically, only a few days after the tournament, Jared succumbed to his brain cancer on Oct 27, 1999.  Please visit Jared Tuccolo’s Memorial web page at:

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In October 2000, “Take a Swing at Cancer”, an all volunteer organization, joined the effort with the planning and sponsorship of the Jared Tuccolo Memorial Golf Tournament.  The goal was to keep the event’s history ongoing and keep Jared’s memory alive while using the event as a vehicle to help other unfortunate victims of cancer.  The second tournament was also held at the Atkinson Country Club.  It was around this time that the Tuccolo Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to benefit students from Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill, Jared’s Alma Mater.

During the following year, TASC and the Tuccolo family decided to postpone the tournament until the spring of 2002.  It was thought that we could get better participation and weather if we held the event in the late spring or early summer, as opposed to the early fall. So, in June of 2002 and 2003, the third and fourth golf tournaments were held with great success at Far Corner Golf Club in West Boxford, MA. TASC was now the official organizer and proud sponsor of what had become an annual event!

In 2004, the tournament was moved to the Sheraton Colonial Hotel and Golf Club in Wakefield, Massachusetts, where it was held for four years.  For the fourth year in a row, the tournament will be held at the Windham Country Club in Windham, NH.  We continue to experience tremendous growth each year. Support for this wonderful event continues to amaze and inspire everyone involved.

Brief History

Date

Tournament

Location

Chairpersons

Golfers

Net Raised

October 23, 1999

First

Atkinson CC

Barbara Beaudoin

62

~$7,000

October 27, 1999

Jared Tuccolo passes away

October 26, 2000

Second

Atkinson CC

Barbara B./Don V.

44

~$2,000

June 3, 2002

Third

Far Corner Golf Club

Don Voner

60

~$4,000

June 19, 2003

Fourth

Far Corner Golf Club

Jeff Price

82

~$8,000

June 24, 2004

Fifth

Sheraton Wakefield Colonial

Danny Blood

94

~$11,000

June 23, 2005

Sixth

Sheraton Wakefield Colonial

Danny Blood

112

~$13,000

June 22, 2006

Seventh

Sheraton Wakefield Colonial

Danny Blood

120

~$13,000

June 22, 2007

Eighth

Sheraton Wakefield Colonial

Danny Blood

116 

~$11,000

June 24, 2008

Ninth

Windham Country Club 

Danny Blood

128 

~$14,000 

June 26, 2009

Tenth 

Windham Country Club 

Danny Blood

96

~$12,000

June 25, 2010

Eleventh 

Windham Country Club 

Danny Blood

88

~$10,000

June 24, 2011

Twelfth 

Windham Country Club 

Danny Blood

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To sign up for this year's tournament send an email to golf@takeaswing.org. All money raised will benefit families fighting cancer as well as the Jared Tuccolo Memorial Scholarship Fund at Whittier Tech.

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