September golf tourney to benefit those with traumatic brain injury

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Jennifer Field, founder and President of the J Field Foundation pictured with Patrick Foley of Peterborough. Foley was the inspiration behind the Foley Strong Golf Tournament, launched four years ago to help support him and his family after the father of two, and husband of Lisa Foley, sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car crash. Sponsors, raffle prizes, and volunteers are needed. Photo/Annie Card

PETERBOROUGH, NH – The First Annual J Field Foundation Golf Tournament will take place at Crotched Mountain Golf Resort on Friday, September 21.

This tournament is the result of the Lisa and Patrick Foley family passing on the legacy of the Foley Strong Golf Classic, which was begun as a way to support the family when the Peterborough couple suffered life-altering injuries in a car accident four years ago. The traumatic brain injury that Pat sustained continues to be the family’s greatest challenge. The Foleys passed the tournament on to the J Field Foundation, knowing that the organization can reach even more people who need support.

Entry is $100 per golfer. Foursomes are welcomed, and golfers without a team will be paired up with others. Email or to register. Registration forms are also availalbe at Crotched Mountain Golf and Hilltop Golf Course. Sponsors, raffle prizes, and volunteers are needed to make this a success and support others in our community with brain injuries.

Jennifer Field was 17, and a student at The Dublin School when the car she was driving hit a patch of black ice and slid into an oncoming tractor trailer. Not expected to progress beyond a vegetative state, Field delivers speeches all over the country to inspired others to work toward their recovery, and not be limited by what the medical community tells them they can do. “Never give up,” is what got me to the wonderful life I have today, Field said. You can read more of her story here.

Field serves on the board of directors for the Brain Injury Association of NH and speaks to audiences throughout the country, sharing her own story of recover, and inspiring others. “I never thought my life would be what it is. I’m getting married soon. That was impossible to even dream after my accident. Now it is my reality.”  Jennifer and her fiance, Bruce Dionne, live in Peterborough.