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Lake of Isles Hosts 12th Annual Native American Classic

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by Jessica Warzeniak

Celebrities, entertainers and professional athletes played in the 12th annual Native American Classic, June 8-9, at the Lake of Isles golf resort in North Stonington. The two-day event, hosted by professional golfer Jim Thorpe, is a fundraiser to supplement the financial resources for educational and athletic programs. The money raised is distributed to Catching the Dream, the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association and various youth organizations throughout SECT.

“Sincerely, it’s an honor,” said Richard E. Sebastian, Councilor, MPTN, when asked how he liked playing golf with the legendary Jim Thorpe, host and champion PGA Tour. “In all the tournaments I have played in, this is the first one I ever played with him. I had him for 18 holes. It’s impressive, even at his age, what he is capable of. The last three to four holes, we were getting tired, but this guy is getting stronger.”

“You do the best you can and there’s nothing else you can do,” said Jim. Apparently, Jim’s best is good enough, as he helped his team to victory on the South Course. “It is my pleasure to give back.”

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