NEW BRITAIN - Last month, golfers converged on Stanley Golf Course to raise money for various community organizations in the city.
240 golfers and more than 20 volunteers helped raise more than $30,000 during the 11th Mayorâ€™s Trophy Charitable Golf Tournament on July 27. The tournament had 44 sponsors and sold out several weeks in advance, according to city officials.
â€śThis event is one of my favorite days of the year and holds a special place in my heart,â€ť Mayor Erin Stewart said. â€śDue to the generosity of so many local businesses, we are able to make small grants and donations to New Britain-area, community-based services and nonprofits that benefit the children and families of our beloved city.â€ť
The Mayorâ€™s Trophy Charitable Fund was started in 2007 by Timothy Stewart, the cityâ€™s 38th mayor.
100 percent of all tournament proceeds go towards this fund, which is maintained by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.
â€śIâ€™d like to thank the golfers, sponsors, many volunteers, and staff at Stanley Golf Course and the Back Nine Tavern for making this yearâ€™s golf tournament a resounding success,â€ť said Mayor Stewart. â€śWe are grateful for all the individuals who believe in our mission to improve the quality of life for all our citizens.â€ť
Since its inception, the Mayorâ€™s Trophy Charitable Fund has raised and distributed $300,000 to organizations that benefit the youth and families of New Britain.
Some recent recipients of the fund include: the YWCAâ€™s House of Teens program, the New Britain High School Scholarship Fund, the New Britain High School Parent Music Association, the New Britain Junior Hurricanes Youth Football and Cheerleading, the ParaDym Academy after-school program, the New Britain Police Athletic League and the Little Poland Festival.
For more information about the Mayorâ€™s Trophy Charitable Fund, call 860-826-3303.
- Skyler Frazer, @SFrazerNBH