(South Portland, ME) Prime Mercedes of Scarborough helped organize a golf

tournament at Sable Oaks Golf Course in South Portland yesterday that raised

almost $60,000 for Sweetser, a mental health organization that helps

families throughout Maine.

Ira Rosenberg, owner of the Prime automobile dealerships, was the major

sponsor of the tournament.

“This organization does fabulous work,” Rosenberg said, “and now they need

our help more than ever. I am pleased that the tournament was so


The Sweetser/Prime Motor Group Golf Classic has become one of the most

highly visible charity golf tournaments in the state. This year the

tournament sold out every last sponsorship opportunity, and actually had to

create new sponsor opportunities to meet the demand by area companies to


With a history dating back to 1828, Sweetser is Maine’s most comprehensive

behavioral healthcare organization dedicated to serving children, adults and

families. Sweetser offers services that address emotional disturbances,

mental illness, behavioral disorders and learning disabilities through an

array of educational programs, preventive services, community-based support

services and residential services. For more information about Sweetser, call

1-800-434-3000 or visit www.sweetser.org.

Sweetser president and CEO Carl Pendleton (left) takes a moment to thank Ira Rosenberg, owner of the Prime Motor Group, for his contribution to Sweetser’s fundraising effort.

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