The 2019 Tournament...
Come join us and help raise money for some great causes.

The Ben Horgan Memorial Tournament is a day of golf, food, drink and fun in support of children and families dealing with life-threatening illness or crisis. Proceeds benefit Camp Sunshine, the Jimmy Fund, the Ben Horgan Scholarship and donations to local families in crisis. This year's Tournament will be held Friday, September 6th at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Northborough. Tee time is 10:00 am.

The Tournament is $150 per person, which includes golf, cart, shirt and dinner and drinks afterwards. After golf there will be a celebration back at the Horgan's at 77 West Main St. in Westboro, and everyone--whether they played golf or not--is invited back for food, drink, prizes, raffles and much fun. The raffle starts around 5:30, so join us for the day, or after work.

The tournament is open to golfers (or wanna be golfers) of all levels. You can sign up a team of 2-4 people, or if you are an individual we will find a team for you to join.

See pictures from previous Tournaments on the Past Years page.

The Ben Horgan Fund
The Ben Horgan Fund supports children and their families dealing with life-threatening illness through donations to Camp Sunshine, the Jimmy Fund, the Ben Horgan Scholarship and donations to local families in crisis.

Ben Horgan was five years old when he was diagnosed with a highly malignant brain tumor. Although initially given only a few months to live he had six more wonderful years with us, thanks to the hard work of many doctors and nurses, and the prayers and support of so many of our friends and family. There were many hospital visits, surgeries, chemo, radiation and recoveries, but at the center of it all was a beautiful little boy who knew he was loved, and who loved everyone he came in contact with. He taught us all the joys of living every day.

This fund is a way of thanking those who were there for us and other families, by helping others who are going through their dark nights.

The Ben Horgan Tournament
This annual golf outing and dinner raises funds for Camp Sunshine, the Jimmy Fund and a donation to a family in crisis. It's a great time, and a good excuse to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy a wonderful day while raising money for some great causes. Kids and non-golfer are always welcomed too!

Helping another family
Over the years proceeds from the tournament have helped several local families going through tough times. Past donations have been given to a teenager diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, to a family whose son was waiting for a heart transplant, and to the family with a young daughter fighting cancer.

The donation from last year's tournament was given to a local family, the Quarles. On Christmas Eve, Micah Quarles passed away unexpectedly, leaving his wife and two young children. This has been shocking for the family emotionally and financially. To try to relieve some stress and allow the mother time to focus on her children, we have donated to them. Please keep their family in your prayers.

Camp Sunshine
Proceeds from the tournament have sponsored several families at this year-round retreat in Maine which provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child's illness. The program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. We were one of the first families to go there--and had a great time in the midst of a series of treatments and surgeries.

The Jimmy Fund
Part of the money raised goes to support the research and care provided by the Jimmy Fund. Ben was treated by the Jimmy Fund for six years. They were part of an amazing medical team that included Children's Hospital and UMass Worcester that found or created new treatments to help Ben.

(We also have a team, Horgan's Heroes, who walk the Jimmy Fund Marathon every September in support of the Jimmy Fund. If you'd like to join us we would love to have you!)

The Ben Horgan Scholarship
This is our a of thanking Ben's classmates and the Westborough school system and for their support through Ben's illness. While he only had half his hair and sometimes walked and talked with difficulty, his classmates never made him feel different, and always showed him great love and acceptance. This Scholarship is given annually to a graduating student who has dealt with their own challenges during their school years. It may have been a personal illness, an illness or death in the family, a learning disability, or some other challenge that colors their life. The scholarship recognizes these quiet heroes, who may not have been at the top of their class, but they did the best with what life handed them.

Thank you all for your support and love,

Maureen and Tim Horgan
Carey and John Napoleone
Caitlin Horgan
Anna and Anthony Servideo