Mini-golf fundraiser to raise money for pediatric cancer patients


Esha Bhawalkar, News editor

The Class of 2023’s mini-golf fundraiser with the Putting 4 Patients organization will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The fundraiser will be taking place at the Newton North front field from 12 to 3 p.m. Students will be able to participate in games and tournaments on an 18-hole mini-golf course. Other activities, such as face painting, or prize drawing, will be provided alongside food and refreshments.

According to senior Clara Lake, the senior class president, the class officers worked with Mark Levine, a representative for the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston, to provide funding and equipment for this event. 

The class of 2023’s officers received inspiration for the fundraiser from Beals Dean Scott Heslin, who attended an event through the Jimmy Fund Council. He recommended that the officers organize a similar charity fundraiser at North, according to Lake.

The Putting 4 Patients organization was founded to create a way that students and communities could come together to raise money for pediatric cancer patients at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

“We haven’t done any events that are fully charity yet,” said Lake, “We’ve done a few things, like concession stands and stuff, but never anything like this, so it’s going to be exciting to give back to the community.”

The officers are working to advertise the event to both North and Newton community members, with the goal of raising at least $1,000 for Dana-Farber.

“We’re really trying to get a lot of people to show up. I think the ultimate goal is to just have a good time while raising money for something important,” said Lake.