George H. W. Bush Celebrity Golf Classic

    The 13th Annual George H.W. Bush Celebrity Golf Tournament will be held at Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine on Tuesday, June 23rd.  Tee off time is 10AM.  Former first lady (and recent nonagenarian) Barbara Bush is the Honorary Chair of the event, a fundraiser for Gary’s House. 
    Named after Gary Pike who was diagnosed in 1989 at age eighteen with a rare form of cancer, Gary’s House is a safe and affordable place for families to stay when they have a loved one in a medical crisis. During his battle with cancer, Gary began asking why there was no place for families to stay while loved ones were in the hospital. His dream was to find a way to create an affordable home away from home for those families.  The warm and spacious home at 97 State Street in Portland is aptly named for Gary who lost his battle with cancer in 1991. In 2002, Former President George H.W. Bush gave his name to the tournament to support Gary’s House. 
    Celebrities scheduled to appear include:
    • Former Patriots Line Backer (current Boston Herald sports columnist and radio host) – Matt Chatham
    • Former Red Sox pitcher – Luis Tiant
    • Former Boston Bruins – Derek Sanderson and Cleon Daskalaskis
    • Boston Celtics Assistant Head Coach and Former Player – Walter McCarty