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Headline: New England Patriots Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon Help to Celebrate & Raise Runds For the Michel 24 Hours of Golf Marathon
For Immediate Release: June 6, 2017
|Scenes from the Michel 24 Hours of Golf Marathon|
Norton, MA — Almost four months to the day after New England Patriots teammates Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon were on the field at NRG Stadium in Houston celebrating their team’s fifth Super Bowl victory, arguably the greatest comeback in NFL history, the defensive backs were in Norton celebrating another milestone – one where shoulder pads and the pigskin were turned in for a set of irons and glow in the dark golf balls.
On Sunday, the pair of Rutgers alumni, who have played in the Patriots defensive backfield since 2010 and 2013, respectively, were at MGA Links at Mamantapett, the par-three golf course owned and operated by the Massachusetts Golf Association, helping celebrate the accomplishments of another former Scarlet Knight, Mike Michel, who had just wrapped up the sixth annual Michel 24 Hours of Golf Marathon – a fundraiser that helps raise key funds for junior golf initiatives in the southeastern Massachusetts area.
Michel, a former scholarship golfer on the Rutgers Men’s Golf Team (Class of 2003) and friend Kris Carrier began the 24 Hours of Golf Marathon at MGA Links on Saturday, June 3, at 12 noon and wrapped up the event at noon on Sunday.
In total, the pair raised more than $14,000 for the Michel Golf Fund, funds that support free golf, lessons, tournaments, and equipment for children in southeastern Massachusetts, regardless of their family’s finances.
Since the tournament’s inception in 2011, the fund has exceeded $100,000 in private donations and corporate matching gifts and continue to be one of the leading charities dedicated to growing the game. The 24-hour golf marathon is the organization’s signature event.
Following the completion of their “long” round, Michel and Carrier welcomed McCourty and Harmon, who have made the event an annual doing, for a special afternoon that included a free barbeque, free golf and fun activities for kids of all ages.
The two-time Super Bowl champions McCourty and Harmon hung around with the large group of kids, signing autographs, posing for pictures and leading fun competitions for all in attendance. Former Rutgers linebacker and friend to both McCourty and Harmon, Chris Quaye, was also present and helped throughout the event.
In total, Michel and Carrier completed 282 holes of golf over the 24-hour span.
The Massachusetts Golf Association and the entire MGA Links at Mamantapett staff are grateful for the hard work of both Michel and Carrier in raising key funds necessary to extend the game of golf to the next generation of players.
We extend our thanks to both Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon for their generosity in helping with this event.
Donations are still being accepted for the Michel 24 Hours of Golf Marathon. To make a donation or learn more about the organization, visit their GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/24HoursofGolf2017.