June 18, 2024

Karen Adams Named Honorary Chair of Rotary and Lions Club Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament 2024


Longtime WPRI TV-12 News Anchor Karen Adams has been named honorary chair of the 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club and Seekonk Lions Club Charitable Trust. The event will be held on May 20, 2024 at Ledgemont Country Club located at 131 Brown Avenue in Seekonk.

“I am honored to be asked to serve as the honorary chair of this tournament that raises so many funds for charitable causes throughout East Providence and Seekonk,” states Adams. “As a long-time participant in the sport myself, I encourage golfers to play in this tournament. It’s a great way to enjoy a day of golf while helping to support many worthwhile initiatives and the selfless work of Rotary and Lions Clubs members who do so much for their communities.”

Karen Adams anchored for WPRI from 1989 until her retirement in 2010. She was inducted to the Rhode Island Radio and TV Hall of Fame in 2012. During her broadcasting years, she won many awards including an Emmy and numerous awards from the Associated Press. She was also inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of her 25 years in the broadcast industry.

“Karen’s commitment to charity and community service is extensive as are her lifetime achievement honors,” states East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club President Valerie Perry. “Golf is also a passion of hers so we think having her as our Honorary Chair is a great match between this Rhode Island broadcasting legend and our Rotary and Lions Clubs.”

“We also want everyone to know that Karen is traveling and won’t be able to physically be at our tournament, so she has graciously agreed to provide a special video message to our participants that we’ll email to everyone who is registered as well as to our sponsors,” added Seekonk Lions Club President Lenny Silva.

Presenting Host of the Rotary and Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament is First Auto Group; Hole-in-One Sponsors are D.F. Pray and Kavanagh’s Bakery Products; Double Eagle Sponsors are Patriot Subaru in North Attleboro, Edward Jones and Micheletti’s Family Restaurant of Seekonk; Eagle Sponsors are Brown Medicine, BayCoast Bank, Carol & Allan Gilmore, Atlantic Paper & Supply, and Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk; Contributing Sponsors are Signs & Sites, Cross Insurance, Minuteman Press of Seekonk, and Chris Gasbarro’s Fine Wine & Spirits.

For additional sponsorship opportunities, tee sign sponsorship, golf participant registration, and tournament details, visit www.epseekonkrotary.org


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