Essex Tree Farm to host VFN benefit


The Vermont Family Network (VFN) will hold its second annual Windjammer Kickball Tournament at the Essex Tree Farm Recreational Fields on Saturday.

Organized by the Windjammer Hospitality Group, the tournament is expected to raise $10,000 for the statewide nonprofit that promotes better health, education and well-being for all children and families, with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.

“We are grateful for all of the support we have received from the Windjammer Hospitality Group,” said Jeff Morton, Director of Development and Marketing at Vermont Family Network. “This event is going to give participants an opportunity to have a fun time while also supporting a great cause. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of the teams, all of our volunteers and our generous sponsors.”

Each team playing in the tournament will have a maximum of 26 players and will play a minimum of three games throughout the day. To date, 14 teams and over 200 participants have registered to compete in the event.

“We are thrilled by the growth this event has seen in just one year,” said Jeff Bushey, of the Windjammer Hospitality Group. “We are excited to participate in this event to raise awareness and financial support for this exceptional nonprofit organization.”