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Twenty-Fourth Annual Schoodic Scramble

Date: 09/15/2022

Twenty-Fourth Annual Schoodic Scramble Benefits the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic
Ellsworth, Maine (September 13, 2022) – More than $30,000 was raised at the twenty fourth annual Schoodic Scramble golf event on September 10 at the Grindstone Neck Golf Course. All proceeds benefit the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic in Gouldsboro, a primary care practice of Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.
Eighteen teams with 72 golfers turned out to play 18 holes on the gorgeous course that boasts ocean views from every hole. “We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to come together for such a great cause. We are grateful for the sponsors and golfers who support us each year,” says John Ronan, president of Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. “This community’s support of rural healthcare is critical to our success, and we thank everyone who participated for helping us provide quality care to families in Hancock and western Washington counties.”
Making the day even better and for the first time in decades, there was a hole in one on hole #4, 138 yards. Bill Putnam won a scooter, generously donated by sponsor Stanley Subaru.
Held annually for 24 years, the Scramble has raised more than $360,000 in proceeds which have directly benefitted the patients of the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic in Gouldsboro. This clinic is vital to the communities in the region of Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor and the Downeast region. Significant capital improvements have been made to the clinic as a result of this support.
We are grateful for the continued support from our presenting sponsors of the Schoodic Scramble, Edith Dixon and Vicki and Alan Goldstein, and support from our major sponsors: Darling’s Ellsworth, First National Bank, The Reed Family, Sorrento Dental Associates, The Lobstore, Stanley Subaru, Downeaster, Merrill Furniture, Rooster Brother, Amica Insurance, Penobscot Financial Advisors, Steve and Betsy Myers, District Attorney Matthew Foster, Nurse Anesthesia of Maine, Wallace Events, and with special thanks to The Grindstone Association for their support and donation of the use of the golf course.    
To learn more about Maine Coast Hospital and the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic, visit