Golfing for Good: 2nd Annual Scottish Scramble Benefits Local Charities

The Duluth Scottish Heritage Association (DSHA), in partnership with the Minnesota Masonic Children’s Clinic for Communication Disorders (MMCCCD), has announced their 2nd annual charity golf event happening on August 14th at the Ridgeview Country Club. This event will be a full day of golfing fun to benefit both organizations’ local operations, but with a Scottish twist! Last year, over $3000 was raised to support the DSHA and MMCCCD’s communication disorder therapy programs.

“This is such a generous, fun event that in the end is very impactful to the children and families we serve,” said Niki Lampi, director of the Masonic Children’s Clinic for Communication Disorders. “It’s a great way to bring awareness to speech- language and hearing disorders, and let people know there is this high quality, free service in our area.”

New this year is the addition of children’s activities which include putting green activities, a haggis toss, and face painting. On the course, golfers will find fun hole-in-one prize challenges as well as a whisky tasting station. The tartan-tinged tee off will start with a first ever, not-to-miss, cannon start!

“Our focus for the golf scramble was to draw in a new audience and to support something larger than our own group. So, we felt that another local organization could benefit from this event and immediately thought of the Masonic Children’s Clinic,” said Jason Reid, Duluth Scottish Heritage Association lead event organizer, “The clinic and its staff are true gems to Northeast Minnesota and all of the families they serve in communication disorders therapy.”

The Minnesota Masonic Children’s Clinic for Communication Disorders (MMCCCD), located in Duluth at 24 West 2nd Street, offers services free of charge for children in need of communication disorder therapy. Proceeds from this charity event will aid the clinic in multiple ways, such as a means to incorporate field trips like visiting the Duluth fire station(s), the Great Lakes Aquarium, and Lake Superior Zoo. The proceeds will also help provide outreach to the community through several specialty programs, such as the clinic’s Autism education programs and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) program.

Proceeds from this event will aid the DSHA by continuing efforts to cement Scottish culture Duluth, Northeast Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin by means of a Legacy Fund for special projects.