Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit the Son of Melissa Jenkins

April 25, 2012 (Bretton Woods, NH) – The Omni Mount Washington Resort and St. Johnsbury Academy have teamed up for the Tee It Up For Ty charity golf tournament that will take place at the resort on Saturday, May 12. The fundraiser will benefit the young son of Melissa Jenkins, the beloved St. Johnsbury Academy teacher, who was recently lost to a brutal act of violence. Proceeds from the Tee It Up For Ty golf tournament, silent auction and barbeque will be added to the Melissa Jenkins Memorial Trust Fund for young Ty, care of the Passumpsic Savings Bank.

The tournament will be an 18-hole, four-person scramble format, played on the Donald Ross-designed Mount Washington Course. Prizes will be awarded for the overall first place team, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin. Plus, one lucky golfer to make a hole in one on the Par 5, 167-yard fifth hole will win a brand new 2012 Volvo XC60, courtesy of Volvo Cars of North America.

The afternoon will conclude with the barbeque, featuring entertainment by local favorites Los Huevos, a silent auction and the awards ceremony. Prizes and silent auction items to include Red Sox tickets, overnight stays, restaurant certificates, golf rounds, ski tickets and more.

The Tee It Up For Ty master of ceremonies is actor Luis Guzman, a well-respected actor who has appeared in numerous films and television productions since he began his professional acting career in the early 1980s on the TV show Miami Vice. He has since appeared in such films as Carlito's Way, with Al Pacino, the critically acclaimed Boogie Nights, with Mark Wahlberg, and the masterful crime epic Traffic, with Michael Douglas. Meanwhile, he had a regular role as Raoul “El Cid” Hernandez, the leader of the Latino prison gang, on the HBO series Oz, and is currently cast as Rene Calderon on HBO’s comedy-drama series How to make it in America.

"My family and I have strong ties to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, and I am honored to be part of the Tee It Up For Ty fundraising event," says Guzman.

To register for the golf tournament as a team or as an individual, please contact the Golf Clubhouse at 603-278-GOLF (4653) or, or complete our easy online registration form at Registration fees are $85 per person, and include greens fee, cart, barbeque, entertainment and prizes. Or for $25, guests are encouraged to attend the barbeque and afternoon festivities.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available starting at $300, and monetary donations and silent auction items are also being accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Melissa Jenkins Memorial Trust Fund.

Complete event details and online registration form available at

About the Omni Mount Washington Resort

The Omni Mount Washington Resort is an all-season resort destination in New Hampshire located at the base of Mount Washington and surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. In September 2009, Omni Hotels & Resorts began management of the property, which is now home to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, site of the International Monetary Conference of 1944, and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area. Recent renovations unveiled a restored 18-hole Mount Washington Golf Course, a new 25,000-square-foot Spa, 20,000-square-foot Conference Center, outdoor pool complex and renovated guestrooms, lobby and public spaces. The Bretton Woods Canopy Tour was also added to the resort’s list of amenities, which includes top-rated Alpine and Nordic skiing, 27 holes of championship golf and a full slate of additional seasonal activities. A variety of lodging, dining and activities is offered year-round, along with many traditional and cultural events. For more information, guests can call 1-800-The-Omni or visit

About St. Johnsbury Academy

St. Johnsbury Academy, founded in 1842, is one of the nation’s exemplary schools (source: U.S. Department of Education). Combining the resources, facilities, and curriculum of the world’s leading private, independent schools with the personal support and attention of the best small boarding schools, the Academy’s standards for communication, problem-solving, citizenship, and essential knowledge set high expectations for each student. Day students from 50 area communities and boarding students from 25 U.S. states and 27 countries benefit from an extensive curriculum with 220 courses—including 22 AP courses, pre-professional arts, engineering, five languages, ESL, and an average class size of 12. Co-curricular offerings include 48 athletics teams, 20 intramural sports, and more than 50 clubs and activities. To learn more, visit or

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