Hyannisport Club to host 33rd Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights fundraiser

The Hyannisport Club, annually ranked as one of the top private clubs in the U.S., will host the 33rd edition of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights golf tournament, with proceeds directed toward its ongoing mission to support humanitarian work around the world.

HYANNIS PORT, Mass – Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that has worked to realize Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a more just and peaceful world since 1968. The mission statement reads in part: “In partnership with local activists, we advocate for key human rights issues—championing change makers and pursuing strategic litigation at home and around the world. And to ensure change that lasts, we foster a social-good approach to business and investment and educate millions of students about human rights and social justice.”

On Friday October 14 the Hyannisport Club will host the organization’s 33rd annual golf tournament and fundraiser. This year’s tournament is made possible by Nike and many other corporate and individual supporters. The field always includes a number of special guests and celebrities from the world of sports, politics and entertainment.

This photo from the 30th golf tournament held in 2018 includes Alonzo Mourning, Ted Kennedy, Jr., Kerry Kennedy, Keegan Michael Key, Donté Stallworth, and Max Starks IV

Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, says this annual event is important because it raises funds that assist in meeting goals of the organization and everyone has alot of fun. Of course, since its always held in mid-October on Cape Cod, the weather is a factor.

The Hyannisport Club, established in 1897, is a spectacular Donald Ross-designed 18-hole property offering magnificent views of Nantucket Sound. The course is annually ranked among the top 100 private clubs in the U.S. by Golf Digest, Golfweek and other credible golf publications.


“As a decades-old tradition, the RFK tournament is an opportunity for our community of supporters to come together in a place near and dear to my family for a day of camaraderie on the links,” said Kennedy. “The consistent generosity of these donors and friends allows us to continue our work – building the more just, peaceful world my father envisioned. A world wherein everyone is afforded fundamental human rights.”

The tournament tees off at 11 a.m. and an individual entry fee starts at $5,000 per player. A 19th HOLE SPONSOR (AWARDS RECEPTION) is $30,000; WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR – $50,000 and CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSOR – $100,000. https://rfkhumanrights.org/events/33rd-annual-golf-tournament

Ted Kennedy, Jr., Kerry Kennedy, and Keegan Michael Key.

Proceeds from the tournament will fund programs at RFK Human Rights to support the organization’s ongoing humanitarian work around the world.




Bill Sangster, a life-long golf aficionado and former Sergeant in Marines, moved to Cape Cod in 1974 where he raised his family while working as educator with the Sandwich School System for 23 years. With his Falmouth home adjacent to Paul Harney’s Golf Course, Bill spent many days learning and playing the game of golf. He was a member of White Cliffs Country Club and Sandwich Hollows Country on Cape Cod. In 2018 he continued his love for the game of golf by moving to “The Villages” in Florida. He now will admit to anyone who asks that he is addicted to the game of golf! Bill can be reached at sangsterbill33@gmail.com.

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