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MCC Donates Funds to SJCS Meals on Wheels

Manchester Country Club
180 South River Road, Bedford, New Hampshire 03110
(603) 624-4096,

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Members of local private club raise funds through golf and pledge garden harvests
to St. Joseph Community Services’ Carpenter Center in Manchester, N.H.

Bedford, N.H. (June 3, 2019) – Manchester Country Club (MCC) in Bedford, N.H. presented a check today for more than $8,400 to president Meghan Brady and her team at St. Joseph Community Services, Inc. (SJCS) Meals on Wheels and Community Dining. SJCS provides nutritious meals and life enrichment to seniors and other qualified adults in Hillsborough County, N.H.
“We’re so pleased with the generous support Manchester Country Club has provided for the Meals on Wheels Program. This funding will help us meet a growing need for food in the people we serve,” said Meghan Brady, president of St. Joseph Community Services.
Members of the almost-100-year-old private golf club raised the funds in one day during their club’s annual Memorial Charity Tournament, a day of remembrance for the membership, honoring the lives of MCC members and their family members who have passed away. Hosted in May and in its fifth official year, the tournament has been the catalyst for more than $50,000 donated to community organizations including the Manchester Police Athletic League, Easterseals Farnum Center, BeBold of Bedford, and the McKeryn Bridge Foundation.

In addition to the monetary donation, Manchester Country Club members and staff pledged to continue their support of SJCS by providing vegetables from the MCC garden, which is maintained on the club’s property by Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage, David Smith; Director of Agronomy, Dan Weitzel; and a group of dedicated members who make up the MCC Garden Club.

"The Memorial Charity Event has really blossomed into something special for our members," said Manchester Country Club General Manager, Brian Kelley. “This golf tournament started as a one-day remembrance event, and now it serves as the vehicle to begin new relationships with community organizations. Last year, we partnered with Manchester Police Athletic League for the tournament, and our staff continued to serve the organization throughout the year with cooking classes and golf clinics for their audience of inner-city kids. And this year, we have the opportunity to continue to serve SJCS the way we know how—with food from our garden and hospitality! It’s something our membership and staff are all very proud of.”

PHOTO: Manchester Country Club representatives visit the SJCS facility and present check to SJCS President, Meghan Brady and team. From left to right: Jillian Toce, SJCS Program Outreach Manager; Amber Sweeney, SJCS Development Assistant; Heather Gringeri, MCC Director of Event Sales; Elida Gagne, SJCS Program Manager; Eric Wood, MCC Maintenance Supervisor; Meghan Brady, SJCS President; David Smith, MCC Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage; Brian Kelley, MCC General Manager; Catherine McNamara, MCC Executive Project Manager; Lisa Oliver, MCC Property Controller; Jefferson May, MCC Director of Golf; Dan Weitzel, MCC Director of Agronomy

About St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS) Meals on Wheels/Community Dining
Since opening its doors 42 years ago, SJCS has served over 13 million meals to frail older and disabled adults throughout Hillsborough County, N.H. By providing nutritious meals, socialization, safety checks and information on community resources, the agency has assisted its clients to live healthier, more independent and dignified lives. SJCS depends on more than 400 volunteers annually to serve and deliver meals. For more information, please visit, Facebook @mealsonwheelsnh, Twitter @MoWSJCS, or Instagram @sjcsmealsonwheels.

About Manchester Country Club
Manchester Country Club (MCC) is a private, member-owned club committed to a tradition of superior hospitality, amenities and playing surfaces. Its historic par 71, 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Donald Ross and built in 1923. Also a premier wedding and event venue, MCC has been providing event space and services to the community (members and non-members alike) for almost 100 years. Manchester Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon, the world's largest golf management company headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information, please visit, Facebook @manchestercountryclub, or Instagram @manchester_cc.