On Thursday, Oct. 10, Killington Resort and Golf Course
partnered with Green Mountain National Golf Course to host the
first annual ONE Killington Golf Tournament, a 5-person scramble,
with a portion of the proceeds going to support Vermont Adaptive
Ski and Sport.
Participants registered at the Killington Golf course, where
they were then shuttled to GMNGC to play the front 9 holes, then
shuttled back to Killington to play the back 9 holes. The weather
was unseasonably nice: sunny and warm. The foliage was gorgeous,
and views on both courses are spectacular.
The Mountain Times caught up with Andy Gendron, the special
events coordinator for Killington Resort and the organizer of this
tournament. He was very excited about this tournament, which kicks
off the ONE Killington initiative. The idea developed last year,
when business owners, town officials, Killington Resort and leaders
in the community came together to discuss linking community
entities in Killington so the entire town can prosper.
When tourists come to Vermont and visit Killington, they form an
opinion about their stay by their overall experince here in town,
the friendliness and over all atmosphere of the area plays a large
role, Gendron explained. With so much of the economy in our region
dependent on tourism, it is in every ones' best interest to promote
the community, and help each other attract business.
Andy Gendron also spoke highly of Green Mountain National,
appreciating the partnership and Dave Soucy and BBY Peterson's help
in hosting and promoting the event.