In a non-profit association, like the Cape Cod Baseball League, raising money can be difficult. It’s up to generous donors and fundraising events to support organizations like the Bourne Braves.
For the third year in a row, the team held its annual golf tournament fundraiser at Brookside Club on Monday. Activities included a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and the tournament itself.
John Doran, the Braves’ former president who helped build Doran Park, played in the scramble-style tournament.
“The Braves have been a big part of the last 15 years of my life,” Doran said. “It means a lot to me, and I like to be involved.”
The tournament was staffed by volunteers, nearly every player on this year’s roster and the team’s interns.
After our rainouts in a week’s time, the temperature was sunny and in the 70s on Monday. The event’s host, Steve Anzuoni, said he’s gracious for this turn of events.
“I’m psyched about it,” Anzuoni said. “It’s been a tough spring and summer, as you know, so I’m glad we have a nice day.”
While most of Monday’s participants were adults, teenager Colin Norkevicius said he was thrilled to play in the tournament for the third time.
“It’s fun because you see everyone that goes to the games come out and support the Braves,” Norkevicius said. “Afterwards, you get to eat dinner and talk to everybody about how the round went.”