By Marie Farrell
The Golf Tournament was held at the Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, in Bloomfield on Saturday, September 15th. Wintonbury is ranked #6 Municipal Golf Course in the USA by Sports Illustrator’s Golf.com. This is the third year they have hosted the charity golf tournament.
The day started with registration and lunch. Golfers teed off with a shotgun start to a scramble format tournament. The game was further spiced up with men’s and women’s longest drive competition, closest to the pin, and a 50/50 raffle for those hitting the green on the drive. Mulligans were available for purchase beforehand and were strategically used by the different foursomes.
The event also featured live and silent auctions and raffle. The live auction highlighted two prime Orchestra tickets to the hugely successful Hamilton coming to the Bushnell, with a
final bid of $1,050! Other items auctioned off included a 18- year old bottle of Haitian Rum, baskets of wines and liquor, jewelry, Haitian crafts, metal and wood art, and baskets filled of Haitian goodies including beer, rum, peanut butter and bracelets. Raffle prizes included a foursome of golf at the Wintonbury Hills Club, a golf bag, cooler and grill. Chairman James Michel who organized the event, was Master of Ceremonies for the brief presentations - mostly
announcing the various winners.
Outreach Executive Director Dan O’Sullivan presented a brief overview of the Bishop’s ministry in Haiti, highlighting Outreaches successes: Education sponsorship; Health Care and Nutrition; Twinning and Immersion Trips. Information and pictures were posted around the room. He thanked all present for their generosity and support, attending the day’s fundraiser.
Save the date for next year’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, September 14, 2019. Come and join us for golf or even just the dinner! Evan DeSorbo, two- time defending champion of the men’s longest drive competition has already said he will be back to defend his title. Come and give him a run for his money! If you’d like to attend another good party - save the date Saturday, April 27, 2019 for our annual Gala: cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and auction with live music.