On the heels of the very successful Aran Patrican Friendship Hockey Skate that raised over $2600 for the Thomas Patrican Scholarship fund, I have teamed up with the same group of Aran’s close friends to hold the inaugural Patrican Memorial Golf Tournament on August 3, beginning at 7:40 a.m. at Cape Ann Golf Course in Essex. Aran, a new father to son Thomas — who was just one year old when Aran was suddenly and tragically taken from us due to a heart infection this past January — served as one of Gloucester’s finest police officers for 18 years. Aran was a student of the human condition and, as a decorated officer, served the best interests of his fellow citizens by maintaining fierce vigilance with the level of care, justice, and sense of humor required for such an important role in our society.
The 18-hole, shot-gun start, tournament will be played by teams of four (foursomes) in a scramble format with the winner taking home a replica trophy of the NHL’s Stanley Cup, engraved with the names of each champion. The champions will stay in possession of the trophy until the following year’s tournament. Aran was predeceased by his brother Ryan in 1991 who died just six months after his mother, Pauline (Blackburn) Patrican succumbed to cancer. Aran and Ryan’s aunt and uncle, Bernadette and Peter Blackburn of England, have donated the trophy to show their support of all the good that is now taking place to help raise money for Aran’s son, and Pauline’s only grandchild, Thomas.
The entry fee for the Patrican Memorial Golf Tournament is $125 per player ($500 per foursome) and must be paid in full by July 23. Please remit checks payable to the Thomas Patrican Education Fund.
Please email this completed form to PatricanMemorial@gmail.com to enter your foursome and arrange payment of fee.
Thank you for helping support our cause in memory of some very special friends.
Invitational Golf Tournament
Cape Ann Golf Course
Friday August 3, 2012
A golf tournament will be held in the honor and remembrance of two great, respected individuals. Both Aran and Ryan Patrican passed on far too early in their lives, although their spirits will forever be with us all.
The golf tournament shall be a shotgun start, with a scramble format. It is expected that each group have one principal representative, responsible for payment, and coordinating the group. The $125.00 payment (per player) will include a full round of golf (18 holes), golf cart, and a full hot lunch. One should expect raffles, prizes, and plenty of laughs.
A generous amount of the group fee will be placed in the Thomas Patrican Educational Fund. Please respond as timely as possible, as half the group spots have already been filled.
The winning team with the lowest score card will have their names eternally etched upon the Patrican Memorial Cup, and they shall house the trophy until the following years event.
Please respond to: PatricanMemorial@gmail.com