Published in the September 23, 2016 edition

GRACE ZINCK pictured in a recent photo taken by Annelise Paduch Tubinis. 

GRACE ZINCK pictured in a recent photo taken by Annelise Paduch Tubinis.

MELROSE — The 12th Annual Amazing Grace Golf Tourney will take place on Oct. 7 at Mount Hood Golf Club.

The event honors 12-year-old Grace Zinck, who is surviving and thriving with Trisomy 18. Over the past 11 years the “Amazing Grace Golf Tournament” has raised over $180,000. All of the proceeds from the golf tournament have been donated to charities supporting individuals with disabilities and their families. The proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit EMARC, an organization supporting and advocating for people with Special Needs.

Prior to Grace’s birth, her parents Brian and Cathy were told that she would only live a short time.  Grace has defied all odds and has lived a life full of joy and happiness.  She is walking, running, talking, participating in the Special Olympics, skiing, and traveling. In 2005 her father Brian worked tirelessly to host the first annual Amazing Grace Golf Tournament. He wanted a way to honor his daughter and make a difference in the lives of others.  He raised over $16,000.

This year’s event takes place on Friday, Oct. 7 at Mount Hood Golf Course, Melrose with a 8 a.m. shotgun start. Included is 18 holes of golf with cart and welcome bag. Luncheon, silent auction and raffle will immediately follow.

Golf cost: $150 per person (includes luncheon). Luncheon only $30 per person. Auction and Appetizers only $15 per person. Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and last place team; Closest to the pin; Longest Drive; Accuracy Hole and Hole in One.

Visit to register. All donations are greatly appreciated.  If you have an item to donate for the auction or the raffle please e-mail Cathy at