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At Home with Gary’s House to feature inspirational stories with the Bush family and friends and well-known supporters

Date: 06/10/2020

Gary-s-House-Web-(1).jpgA new series of virtual events featuring some of the most prominent and well-known supporters of Gary’s House will kick off in June to thank donors and raise money for Portland’s home away from home for families receiving healthcare services.

Bush Family Classic golf tournament event organizers created the “At Home with Gary’s House” virtual event series after the 2020 golf tournament was canceled for the health and safety of all involved.

The first virtual event, “Pearls of Wisdom, An Evening with the Bush Family & Friends,” with Samuel Bush LeBlond and former President George H.W. Bush chief of staff Jean Becker, is scheduled for June 16, 2020. It will be followed by “An Evening with Ray Bourque & Dale Arnold” on June 30. The date for the third event, “An Evening with Jim Nantz & Nancy Lopez,” will be announced later.

The events are open to the community. Supporters are asked to donate up to $1,000 to attend one event, up to $3,000 to attend two events, and more than $3,000 to attend all three.

“We fully supported the decision to cancel this year’s Bush Family Classic giving the health risks to all,” said Ken and Anne Raynor, chairpersons of the fundraising effort for Gary’s House this year. “Golf or no golf, the need for Gary’s House continues, and again, while we cannot be together this June, we are always together in spirit and in our commitment to Gary’s House.”

Gary’s House, operated by Northern Light Mercy Hospital, is a safe, comfortable, and affordable lodging option for families and individuals with loved ones receiving medical treatment in the greater Portland area. It’s conveniently located to Mercy, Maine Medical Center, and several other healthcare facilities.

To learn more and sign up to attend the virtual event series, visit