Raising Scholarship Funds by Golf Events Since 1994
Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier's Funeral September 6, 1994. St. Peter's Church Dorchester, Ma.
Welcome to the Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier Golf Tournament Website!
On September 2, 1994, Massachusetts State Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier was killed in duty. His murder will remain with us forever. Mark was special beyond commoners, and he was our guiding light to do the right thing, fight crime and stand up to evil.
For the past 28 years, we have celebrated Mark's life by paying tribute to him with a Road Race and Golf Tournament. "Charbo’s Run” was a 5-mile road race through Dorchester and Milton that celebrated one of Mark’s true passions, running. This race ended after 10 years and drew as many as 8,000 runners. “Charbo's Run" raised close to $500,000 in its 10-year run and is still considered one of the largest Law Enforcement Road Races. Although the road race ended after 10 years, the Golf Tournament still is going strong. Mark loved the game, and it seemed only fitting to bring together a group of friends that knew and loved Mark out for a day of golf. This tournament grew to 3 complete courses, with over 500 golfers making this a tremendous tribute to a true hero.
"Charbo's Run" and The Memorial Golf Tournament have given my family and friends an incredible feeling of community and a sense of sharing Mark's loss for a common good.
While nothing can fill the hole left by Mark's passing, the outpouring of support from all participants in these events helps us all cope with our loss. It also allows us to continue the legacy of helping others in our community.
The Trooper Mark Charbonnier Scholarship Fund has established many perpetual educational scholarships at all levels, from elementary to undergraduate, and has donated to many worthwhile causes.
Mark loved his Country and this State, and that's why he dedicated his life to its protection. He paid the ultimate sacrifice, but it does not have to be in vain. The funds raised by both events will continue to be a tribute to his life. The family and friends of Trooper Mark Charbonnier hope those who have benefitted will carry on the legacy in the spirit of love and caring that epitomized Mark's outlook on life.
To remember Mark, please go to www.odmp.org/officer/702-mark-s.-charbonnier