MetroWest Legal Services
Campaign for Legal Services
Fundraising Update
June 2009 
In This Issue
Purchase Smart Car Raffle Tix!
Get Smart!
Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $50K
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Purchase your Smart Car Raffle Tickets online or in person at several town events during the summer. To see when the Smart Car will be in your area, go to
Check out the contest's complete list of rules and regulations. 
Thank you to all of the sponsors of the 
 Nancy King Memorial
 Golf Tournament. 
 Special thanks to
 our Presenting Sponsor
Co-operative Bank 
Charitable Foundation

2009 Golf Committee
Jack Agnew
Lawrence E Erickson
Jill D Hanchett
Christopher D Horblit, Esq
Bruce G Ledoux, Esq
Michael A Leon, Esq
Ralph T Lepore III, Esq
George E McCarthy, Jr, Esq
James A McLaughlin, Esq
Robert S Molloy, Esq

A few days before our charity golf event, the Senate Ways and Means Committeeannounced their recommended budget cuts for FY10. A staggering $5 million (46%) had been slashed from the Mass Legal Assistance Corp line item. If adopted, this meant MLAC's general support grants to local legal aid programs like ours would be 85% less than the last fiscal year.
Since then, the Senate passed an amendment restoring $2 million to the MLAC line item. This number still represents a 27% cut from FY09.
With our biggest fundraiser just days away, we were cautiously optimistic about its outcome, and all too aware that we had just lost several sponsors due to the economy. Fewer sponsors meant fewer golfers and a smaller bidding pool. Still, we held our breath - for good weather and a good outcome.
Thanks to your combined efforts- from sponsoring a foursome to donating and bidding on auction items to helping out the day of the event- we are pleased to report that we grossed nearly $50,000. And while we're at it, we'll credit you with bringing the good weather. 
Comparison stats from MWLS golf tournaments: 
Year        # Sponsors          # Golfers    Gross      
2009        17 @ $33,525        70          $47,474   
2008        19 @ $43,380      109          $66,070  
2007        15 @ $35,600        85          $53,233  
2006        16 @ $36,200        82          $50,475  

As always, your generosity of both time and money is much appreciated. Now, onto our next fundraiser!
Janice Camp
Marketing & Development Coordinator
MetroWest Legal Services
Get Smart!
If you joined us for cocktails, apres-golf, you no doubt witnessed our auctioneer, Jack Agnew, doing some creative wrangling at the podium. Before guests had a chance to slip away to dinner, Jack had sold our first ten Smart Car raffle tickets. Many thanks to Bob Lamprey, Larry Erickson, Chris Horblit, Mark Bean, Vince Peck, Brent McDonald, Mike Heineman and Chris Knollmeyer (3 tix!). The MWLS staff and your co-workers'  grumbling stomachs were much appreciative.
The Smart Car will be showcased at various town events over the summer and fall. The winning ticket will be drawn on November 12, 2009 at the MWLS "Evening of Wine Tasting and Art", assuming a minimum number of tickets are sold. Tickets are $100 each, with a maximum of 750. So if you havent' already made your purchase, Get Smart! and do it now! You can find more information about the Smart Car raffle on our website. Thanks to Herb Chambers for assisting with this new venture.
Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $50K
20 golf 09Unseasonably cold weather did not deter 71 golfers from enjoying the 2009 Nancy King Memorial Golf Tournament on May 18.
Changes to this year's event included an Express Lunch and dinner stations, to allow more time for golf and mingling. A client slideshow 
preceeded the live auction, held in the Grill Room during the cocktail hour.
Bargains could be had on everything from a week's vacation at Sugarbush which sold for $1750, to a South Beach Miami week that went for $1000. Red Sox tickets dominated the bidding with almost $1000 raised from several sets. Other popular items included a SkyWalk SkyCaddie that sold for $220, a Cambridge SoundWorks iPod docking system for $250, and a Magellan GPS for $275. The live and silent auctions and the raffle raised nearly $10,000. Mulligan sales and 50/50 contests brought the total to $47,474. We are extremely grateful to all bidders and donors! Check our website for a list of gift and prize donations.
First place awards in the Scramble went to the Casual Male Retail Group team of Robert Molloy, Mark Bean, Jim Metscher and Wally Sprague. Best Ball first place winner was Holland & Knight's Ralph Lepore and teammates Steven Miller, John O'Neill and Howard Gaynor. 
Congratulations to all of this year's winners! Scroll down to see a complete list. 
For photos, click here.

MWLS 1ST Annual Smart Car Raffle 

Enter to win a
2009 Smart Car Passion Coupe
Tickets: $100 each (750 tickets maximum sold)
Drawing to be held on November 12, 2009 at 7 pm at:
MWLS' Evening of Wine Tasting and Art
63 Fountain Street, Suite 304
Framingham, MA  01702
You do not have to be present to win.