Norwood High Hosts 'Putting For Patients' Event To Benefit The Jimmy Fund

NORWOOD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — For one day, the town of Norwood tucked away the tennis rackets and pulled out the putters -- all in the name of charity.

Norwood High School hosted it's annual "Putting for Patients" event on Sunday afternoon, where volunteers and organizers converted their tennis courts into a mini-golf course to benefit the Jimmy Fund.

Senior Jade Perry said she loves volunteering at the event and seeing so many happy children and their families.

"They usually get really excited -- because it's rare that there's a mini golf place around, and especially on a Sunday afternoon it's a great time to spend with family," Perry said.

Mark Levine, the founder of Putting for Patients, said this was their 75th event.

"It's the student-run event, they're the ones that do everything," Levine said. "When it's successful -- which a lot of times it is -- it's because of them."

Kate Curtain, the advisor who oversees the event, said student council members show up around 7:30 a.m. to set up the physical course.

"We've had so long without being able to have a community event -- to be able to get people out here safely, to have an exciting day together with their family, is really exciting for us," Curtain said.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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