Friends and family hit the golf course Monday to honor a Rutland High School student killed in a tragic accident.
The tournament hosted 128 teams that raised funds for the Purple Angel Foundation, a scholarship organization in memory of Carly Ferro, who was killed in a tragic car accident in October. Ferro was an avid golfer and part of the foundation is a golf scholarship to be awarded to a teen girl. Many participants donned Ferro's favorite color -- purple.
"This years charity is the Purple Angel Foundation -- to kind of acknowledge that for Rutland and for a lot of us, that was kind of the high water mark for some of our problems in our community. And I wanted to be a in a position to help further the cause," said tournament organizer Stephen Sawyer.
The tournament was sponsored by Rutland restaurant Table 24, which was also celebrating its 5th anniversary Monday. The full day of events included golf, food and a silent auction. All of the estimated $10,000 raised will go to the Purple Angel Foundation.
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