The Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) will hold a charity golf tournament in late September to benefit Island charities and MVCS’ human service programs.

The tournament, called the Vineyard Charity Golf Classic, is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 28, at the Vineyard Golf Club. For the past 10 years, the Rotary Club has helped stage an annual golf tournament that has raised more than $100,000 for various Island charities and scholarships. This year, Rotary asked MVCS to join the effort.

The tournament will also help MVCS fund its wide range of programs, which serve more than 6,000 residents each year. They include early children programs, assistance for the disabled, counseling for mental health and addiction recovery, assistance for victims of domestic violence and the Island Wide Youth Collaborative, in which MVCS and other organizations will provide a continuum of mental health and addiction treatment for adolescents.

The Island’s Rotary Club is comprised of 60 men and women who volunteer and raise money for charities through the golf tournament, a pancake breakfast, an antique show and the “great lobster raffle.”

For more information contact, Delos Lander at, or Amy Houghton at