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Headline: The United States Blind Golf Association Delivers a Very Special Gift to the William F. Connell Golf House & Museum in Norton

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2012

Bill McMahon (left) and Kevin Sullivan (center) presented MGA Executive Director Joe Sprague with the United States Blind Golf Association Hall of Fame trophy

Norton, MA — On a very special Monday afternoon, the William F. Connell Golf House & Museum received a new addition.

For the near future the Museum - which is located at 300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard in Norton - will be hosting the United States Blind Golf Association Hall of Fame trophy and will sit alongside many of today's MGA Championship trophies and trophies from past historic events.

The trophy made its journey to Golf House under the watchful care of two men – Bill McMahon and Kevin Sullivan – who have both been instrumental in working with the MGA and The First Tee of Massachusetts in creating golfing opportunities for the disabled.

McMahon, a Framingham resident and a blind golfer himself, each year coordinates several golf clinics for students from the Perkins School for the Blind and the Carroll Center for the Blind.

Sullivan, a teaching pro based out of Southborough, has served as McMahon's golf coach for many years and was also inducted into the USBGA Hall of Fame in 2009 for his dedication and service to blind golfers all over the country.

In being able to provide golfing opportunities to students from these two schools, The First Tee of Massachusetts is furthering its commitment to bring the game of golf to people of all abilities.

"We are thrilled to be able to have the trophy on display at the Museum," said McMahon. "The MGA and The First Tee have been so supportive of our efforts that we know the trophy will have a great home here."

For more information about the USBGA, please click here.

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