On September 1, 2011, the Brattleboro Rotary Club presented a check totaling $22,500 to 
Carol Lolatte, director of the Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department, to support the new West River Park being built on Route 30.
5Funds were raised through the Rotary Club's annual Charity Golf Tournament, which takes place every June at the Brattleboro Country Club. Many local businesses and individuals generously donated their support to the tournament by golfing, sponsoring tee signs, donating silent auction and raffle items, or sponsoring the event overall.

The West River Park is being built in phases on nearly 11 acres. The final facility will eventually have: (1) a full-size all-purpose field for lacrosse, soccer, and Ultimate Frisbee; (2) a softball field, (3) a practice field for youth and adult groups; (4) a walking trail; (5) access to the West River via a beach and a canoe/kayak launch area; (6) a concession stand; and (7) picnic and play areas. Specifically, proceeds from the Rotary Golf Tournament are going toward the walking trail and access to the river.

According to Brattleboro Rotarian Rick Manson, a member of the Golf Tournament Committee, "The Brattleboro Rotary Club has been supporting community projects for nearly 60 years, and we are very grateful for the generosity shown by local golfers, community members, and businesses."

Founded in 1950, the Brattleboro Rotary Club is an active community service club of about 90 members. It engages in community and human service projects locally and internationally. The club has weekly meetings at 12:15 p.m. every Thursday at the VFW Post 1034 on Black Mountain Road in Brattleboro.

For more information about the Brattleboro Rotary Club's annual Charity Golf Tournament, please contact Rotarian Cathy Coonan at (802) 254-6016 or cathy.coonan@therichardsgrp.com. Or visit the Brattleboro Rotary Club online at www.BrattleboroRotaryClub.org.